Today is Girl Genius Day!

Girl Genius is a wonderful graphic-novel series about a steampunk — er, “gaslamp fantasy” — world run by mad scientists. You can read many, many years’ worth of the adventure online for free!

Today, Phil and Kaja Foglio are releasing their new Girl Genius novel, Agatha H. and the Airship City. I’m continually impressed by the multimedia empire the Foglios have developed: in addition to the comic series, and this new novel, they do a neat live radio-drama event at conventions and there is even an audiobook version of the new novel available too.

Inspired by our success with Machine of Death, they’re urging folks to buy Agatha H. on Amazon today — already they’re #1 in many subcategories and as of this writing, are up to #21 overall.

Phil and Kaja have long been kind and gracious supporters of Wondermark and I’ve already bought my copy of Agatha H. If you like the steampunkier side of Wondermark, or prefer your surreal Victoriana to have storylines, I recommend spending some time with Girl Genius!

Here’s the book on Amazon. Phil and Kaja are also doing book signings in Seattle tonight and throughout the week — more info on those events here.


  • Douglas

    Bought! Thanks for calling my attention to this. I’ve been reading the Foglios for years. Didn’t know there was a novelization coming.

  • JaniceG

    I hope we will be seeing you at the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, NV, this year (Aug 17 – 21) where you can hang out with the Foglios in person :-> http://www.renovationsf.org (If you come, we’d love to have you on program too!)

  • Cat

    I showed comic 692 to my friend. We have a mutual friend who, while pleasant to be around most of the time, is oblivious to the occasions when he is not welcome. This friend is now codenamed “The Frog”