Agatha Heterodyne is the last heir to the Maddest of Mad Scientist families, and on the run from the current ruler of Europe. In a fairy-tale castle on a mountain pass, she finds herself at the center of an evil plan to bring back one of the deadliest enemies of recent history.
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, 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.