Kaja Foglio

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Kaja Foglio
Phil and Kaja Foglio Gen Con 2007.jpg
Kaja and Phil Foglio at Gen Con Indy 2007
Born Kaja Murphy
(1970-01-12) January 12, 1970 (age 47)
Bellevue, Washington, USA
Education University of Washington
Occupation Writer, artist
Spouse(s) Phil Foglio

Kaja Foglio (born January 12, 1970)[1] is a Seattle-based writer, artist, and publisher. Foglio co-won the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in 2009 for Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, and has continued to co-win two Hugo Awards the following years.


Early life and education[edit]

Born Kaja Murphy[citation needed] in Bellevue, Washington, and reared in Kirkland, Washington, Foglio graduated from Juanita High School in Kirkland, Washington in 1988. She attended the University of Washington, where she was heavily involved with the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.[2]


After graduating from UW, she married Phil Foglio and they founded Studio Foglio, LLC in 1995. The studio became the venue for her art prints; many which have been produced as cards for Magic: The Gathering, as well as a publishing house. Kaja Foglio co-writes and illustrates the webcomic Girl Genius with Phil Foglio. She also serves as the chief graphic designer and webmaster for the Studio Foglio and Airship Entertainment websites. Foglio also contributes to other projects, including providing the illustrations Barry Hughart's anthology of The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox.

In 2009 the Foglios and their colorist, Cheyenne Wright, won the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, for Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones.[3] In 2010[4] and 2011[5] the three again won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. Having won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story all three of its first three years, Kaja, Phil, and Cheyenne announced that, in order to show that the category was a "viable award" (with quality competitors besides themselves), they were refusing nomination for the following year (2012).[6]

Works illustrated[edit]

Works Co-Authored[edit]

  • What's New with Phil and Dixie (1999) (OCLC 60348876)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (2001) (OCLC 60448325)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine (2002) (OCLC 58676074)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams (2005) (OCLC 71833596)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank (2005) (OCLC 58456205)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess (2006) (OCLC 154697336)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobite (2007) (OCLC 503176324)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle (2008) (OCLC 302920936)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones (2009) (OCLC 609534822)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm (2010) (OCLC 646878064)
  • Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse (2011) (OCLC 745936840)
  • Agatha H. and the Airship City (2011) (OCLC 657594451)
  • Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess (2012) (OCLC 760917938)


  1. ^ "kajafoglio – Profile". LiveJournal. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  2. ^ "Locus Online Perspectives » Phil & Kaja Foglio: Gaslamp Fantasies". locusmag.com. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2009 Hugo Award Winners". thehugoawards.com. thehugoawards.com. August 9, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 Hugo Award Winners". thehugoawards.com. thehugoawards.com. September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011 Hugo Award Winners". thehugoawards.com. thehugoawards.com. August 21, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hugo Acceptance Speech No. 3". Girl Genius Online Comics!. Airship Entertainment. August 31, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Card Search - Search: artist = +"Kaja Foglio" - Gatherer - Magic: The Gathering". wizards.com. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Shadowfist Artist Links". chimpshack.org. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 

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