Today’s page will be up soon…we’re still finalizing some of the technobabble. Heh.
Tonight at 7:30 we’ll be signing at the Alderwood Mall Barnes & Noble in Lynwood, WA. Please come and see us if you can!
Tomorrow, we’ll be at the Kirkland Geek Gala–there may still be a couple of tickets left, please check out this fun charity event!
In the meantime, if you’re really looking for something to do, you can read the Girl Genius comic in Russian! Yes, thanks to a very dedicated Russian reader, there’s a huge translation of Girl Genius. We’ve made a special place for it on our site, and you can read the whole thing…assuming you can read the whole thing. Erm…Na Zdarovye!
I’ll take this opportunity to give a shout-out to the reader who has been doing the French translation: we really appreciate that! We just haven’t had time to stuff it all into the word balloons…something else for our intrepid new helper Linda to do? The Russian trans. came pre-stuffed, so we were able to pop it up quickly…but we haven’t forgotten you! French soon! We’re inspired, now…
So, the last I heard, there were still some tickets left for the Kirkland Geek Gala, where Phil and I will be special guests, along with Improv comedy group Unexpected Productions, actress/costumer/gorgeousperson Victoria Schmidt (Scruffy Rebel) and international geek dance sensation Matt Harding of “Where the Hell is Matt?”.
It will be fun! The company will be great, and the venue looks amazing. There will be, among other things, drinks and dinner, and the whole thing is for charity. And I think there are a few tickets left. You should check.
I just finished up the illustrations for ‘Munchkin Steampunk’ for Steve Jackson Games. It was a lot of fun, but it was over a hundred and eighty illustrations in slightly less than two months. So on the one hand, I was carting around art supplies whenever I left the house (which is something that our friends are used to), on the other hand, I’m pretty pleased with how they all turned out, especially now that it’s all done.
I don’t know the exact release date, but I think we were all hoping to have it out in time for GenCon or some such. We will certainly let you know when we do.
This Friday, since we have a new novel out and everything (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/agatha-h-and-the-voice-of-the-castle-phil-foglio/1120408433?ean=9781597802956) we are continuing to act like actual authors, and are doing an actual author appearance at the Barnes & Noble at Alderwood Mall, which is slightly north of Seattle (19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-771-2220) . We always feel kind of odd being in a real bookstore and everything, so we hope to see a bunch of friendly faces. They want us to talk about how we make Girl Genius, show a couple of original pages from the comic, and do a reading from the new novel. Then we will dance. Things get rolling at 7:30 PM.
So! The big news! Our third novel has been published! Agatha H and the Voice of the Castle is out in hardcover and we are pretty darn pleased with the way it came out. You should buy one, or perhaps several, as they are large and radiate quite a bit of heat.
Sorry I’ve been silent for awhile, but I have been grinding away at a couple of projects. Now I know that these days, instead of just keeping my head down and actually doing the work, I should be talking about how I’m grinding away at a project, as well as what I had for lunch, what is currently burning outside my window, and what the hell is the dog eating, and why is it still screaming? Back in my day what a family chose to do in the backyard at night with shovels was their business, but we’re all part of this big interweb hootenanny thing now, so we’ve just got to buck up and stick to the one passport, I guess.
Luckily, we are now working with a person who wants us to be “media savvy” and “21st Century creators”. Fair enough, I can “dig” where she’s coming from, as you kids say. Thus, I guess we’ll start “Tweeting on Red Box” or whatever, and work our way up from there.