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The Library Hunter Patch and Pin Designs!

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I did it! So pleased with myself am I! I was afraid I wouldn’t get these done before the Girl Genius: City of Lightning Kickstarter campaign ends this Tuesday the 12th, but I did! Woo and also Hoo!

I still have several other tasks associated with the Kickstarter, but for now, I can go get food, play the Kitty Paw game my daughter bought at ECCC, and breathe for a while. At least until Phil gets home to do his pass on the comic page that goes up tonight…after which I have to finish that. It’s a full life…

Girl Genius Kickstarter Stretch Goals

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Our Kickstarter campaign is nearly over! We’re really close to the stretch goal that lets us add inserts to the Kickstarter medals. This is my favorite stretch goal, purely because it’s a fun free extra we can add to make the medals even better! My favorite stretch goals are the ones where I get to give the backers extra free stuff. I don’t think I’m cut out for business.

Today Phil is at the Emerald City ComicCon, and I’m home working on the last two pieces of design I need for this campaign: a patch and pin for the Incorruptible Library. These last two have been driving me crazy, but now I have the time to finish them, so whew.

Yesterday, we did a Girl Genius radio play at the con, and it went over very well! The audience was great, (in that they actually laughed instead of just sitting there and looking at us) and the actors we pulled from the audience (like we usually do) were really on the mark. There was a lot of enthusiasm, and that always makes for an energetic and fun performance.

We had to cancel our Kenpo lesson this week, because of all the timey-crunchy things going on, but I saw our instructor at the con. So I got to tell him about how, while at the booth, my chair got pushed aside as I was standing to talk to someone, and when I sat back down…it wasn’t there and I went…what’s the technical term? Ass over teakettle? I was so proud of myself…I slapped out beautifully and was completely unhurt. Of course, I looked ridiculous, and scared everyone around me, but yeah, I was pretty thrilled with myself. So…hooray for martial arts.

And that’s all the adventures I have to report today. I’ll be back later to pester you with those new designs!

–Kaja

The Second Medal for the Kickstarter!

One of our stretch goals was to do a second medal for the current Kickstarter campaign. Well, we met it, and now I’ve got the design finished. Cheyenne made it look all nice and 3d, and the pin manufacturer is working on the real thing. Here’s the concept art!medal_concept02

If you haven’t yet backed our Kickstarter campaign, remember that it ends on April 12. Thank you, everyone! –Kaja

Here’s Phil’s valentine present

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K, I promise not to make this a cooking blog, but I need to show off the Valentine’s day present I made for Phil. He’s been out here in Seattle for a long time, now, but he does miss Chicago style pizza. This one came out looking so lovely, I had to post braggy pictures. I meant to post this back in February, but I got kind of busy!

Cookery and Research

spotteddogI got a horrible cold around the end of January, and somewhere amidst the fog of yuck, I decided that what I really needed was steamed pudding. So this happened.

I love books on historical cookery. I’ve had this one for about a bazillion years, because if you like such books, this is the one EVERYBODY talks about first. So it’s a part of my collection–but I’d never got around to reading the actual novels it’s referencing! Everyone always tells me they’re great, so I had them down on my list of “treats for later.”

(I did pick up “The Golden Ocean” years ago, but Phil tidied up before I’d really been able to get into it, and that was the end of that.)

Last month, I finally started the research project that is the Aubrey/Maturin series, and all its little companion volumes that make the series that much more fun to read. Hooray! It really is that good! Argh! I haven’t had time to read in the last couple weeks! Prepping this Kickstarter campaign has completely eaten all my time and brainpower. When things calm down, it’s back to sea for me…

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Phil will be in Los Angeles next weekend!

 

2016_wonderconPhil will be in Los Angeles next weekend–WonderCon has moved, and he’s really looking forward to seeing the new venue. He’ll also be at the Masquerade, as usual! We have some free bookmarks in honor of our current Kickstarter campaign for the latest Girl Genius collection, so if you’re at the con, stop by the table, pick one up, and say “Hi!”