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About the Author

Philip "Phil" Foglio (born May 1, 1956) is an American cartoonist and comic book artist best known for his humorous science fiction and fantasy work. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, Illinois. He and his wife, Kaja Foglio, won the first graphic story Hugo for Girl Genius, show more Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones in 2009. In 2010, the Foglios, along with colorist Cheyenne Wright, again won the graphic story Hugo, for Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm. The Foglios founded Studio Foglio and began to produce their own graphic novels in the 1990's. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Phil Foglio, taken by Alan De Smet at Gen Con Indy 2007

Series

Works by Phil Foglio

Gurps IOU : welcome to Illuminati University! (1995) — Illustrator — 123 copies
Buck Godot, Zap Gun for Hire : PSmIth (1987) — Author — 102 copies
What's New 1 (1736) — Author; Illustrator — 91 copies
Myth Adventures Two (1986) 53 copies
Girl Genius #4 (2001) 28 copies
Girl Genius #6 (2002) 24 copies
Girl Genius #5 (2001) 23 copies
Girl Genius #2 (2001) 21 copies
Girl Genius #1 (2001) 21 copies
Girl Genius #8 (2002) 21 copies
Girl Genius #7 (2001) 20 copies
Girl Genius #3 (2001) 19 copies
Girl Genius #13 (2004) 18 copies
Girl Genius #12 (2004) 18 copies
Girl Genius #11 (2004) — Author — 17 copies
Girl Genius #10 (2000) 16 copies
The Night Sheriff (2021) 14 copies
Buck Godot, Zap Gun for Hire: The Gallimaufry (2008) — Author — 7 copies
Plastic Man (1988-1989) #4 (1989) — Author — 5 copies
Plastic Man (1988-1989) #1 (1988) — Author — 5 copies
Plastic Man (1988-1989) #2 (1988) — Author — 5 copies
Plastic Man (1988-1989) #3 (1989) — Author — 5 copies
Angel and the Ape #4 (1991) — Author — 4 copies
Angel and the Ape #3 (1991) 4 copies
D'arc tangent (1982) 3 copies
XXXenophile #5 (1995) 3 copies
XXXenophile #1 (1996) 3 copies
XXXenophile #8 (1993) 3 copies
Angel and the Ape #2 (1991) 3 copies
Angel and the Ape #1 (1991) 3 copies
Star Blazers 2 (1987) 2 copies
Star Blazers 3 (1987) 2 copies
XXXenophile 3 (1996) 1 copy
Girl Genius 1 copy

Associated Works

Myth Directions (1982) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,799 copies
Myth-ing Persons (1984) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,695 copies
Hit or Myth (1983) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,686 copies
Little Myth Marker (1985) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,630 copies
Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections (1987) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,628 copies
M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link (1986) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,569 copies
M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,357 copies
The Big Book of Urban Legends (The Big book Series) (1995) — Illustrator — 312 copies
Hoka! (1984) — Illustrator, some editions — 282 copies
Illegal Aliens (1989) — Illustrator, some editions — 261 copies
Off the Wall at Callahan's (1994) — Illustrator, some editions — 225 copies
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Special #1 (1995) — Illustrator — 43 copies
Narbonic, Vol. 3 (2006) — Contributor, some editions — 23 copies
Narbonic: The Perfect Collection: Book One (2011) — Contributor — 20 copies
Munden's Bar (2008) — Contributor — 15 copies
The Dragon Magazine, No. 25 (1979) — Cover artist, some editions — 3 copies
Grimjack #40 (1987) — Author — 2 copies
Grimjack #15 (1985) — Author — 2 copies
Grimjack #23 — Author — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Foglio, Phil
Legal name
Foglio, Philip
Other names
Clay, James
Birthdate
1956-05-01
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Education
DePaul University
Relationships
Foglio, Kaja (wife)

Members

Reviews

Another fun romp in the steampunk universe of Agatha Heterodyne. Not to disparage Phil Foglio's artwork, but I'm just not a visually oriented person and don't find graphically presented stories as satisfying as text or audio. But it would be a shame to have missed these characters and tales. So I am deeply grateful to the Foglios for text-novelizing their web comic/graphic novels. And the audiobook is a wonderfully enjoyable job by reader Angela Dawe.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 6 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
I've been reading Girl Genius for about ten years and, I have to say, it only gets better. Not only is the gaslamp fantasy world consistently engaging and surprising, but the story as it stands in November 2020 is expansively empathetic. It interrogates the intersection between being in a powerful ingroup (here represented as humans) and being worthy of empathy by refusing to explicitly classify clanks, constructs, and other spark-created beings’ level of earned empathy except for through Agatha’s deconstruction of other sparks’ anti-construct prejudices. It's hilarious and the art is beautiful and Zeetha and Krosp always leave me smiling.… (more)
 
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Elianaclaire | 28 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
Another great addition to the the Girl Genius saga. Some interesting things were revealed and a longstanding problem was finally solved. Now on to more hijinks.
½
 
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readafew | Nov 4, 2023 |
I have been reading this web comic for over a decade. I would own every hard cover version if postage was not prohibitive. It has plenty to recommend it; Genius girls, Machiavellian baddies, voluptuous goddesses, beautiful art work, steam punk, cities with personalities, sea monsters, dragons, trains, libraries, robots, parasites, deadly challenges, and Jaegers.
I cannot get enough of the crazy, loyal, Jaeger's.
When I want to spend some pure 'me time' indulgence, this is my choice.
 
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CeciliaClark | 12 other reviews | Sep 15, 2023 |

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Associated Authors

Kaja Foglio Author, Illustrator
Cheyenne Wright Colorist, Colors, Artist
Hilary Barta Illustrator
Kevin Nowlan Illustrator
John Nyberg Illustrator
Doug Rice Illustrator
Tom Kidd Cover artist, Contributor
Angela Dawe Narrator
Julie Sczesny Inks, Colorist

Statistics

Works
117
Also by
19
Members
7,651
Popularity
#3,192
Rating
3.9
Reviews
187
ISBNs
142
Languages
2
Favorited
27

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