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2nd Mar '13 12:38:13 PM MarkLungo
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Cartoonist Phil Foglio's famous comic books include ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' (co-written with his wife Kaja), and ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''.

He is also the writer and artist of the gaming comic ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie''.

Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of Franchise/TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for Spiderweb Software's ''VideoGame/{{Nethergate}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' 1-3.

!! Works by Phil Foglio with their own trope pages include:

* ''AngelAndTheApe'' (1991 miniseries)
* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''
* ''WebComic/GirlGenius''
* ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' (1993 miniseries)
* ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie''
* ''SPANCSpacePirateAmazonNinjaCatgirls''

!! Other works by Phil Foglio provide examples of:

* AirVentPassageway: Lampshaded and played with in ''Illegal Aliens''.
* AuthorAppeal: Part of a three-way tie with [[Manga/AirGear Oh Great]] & [[WetMoon Ross Campbell]] for the title of king of this trope.
* AuthorAvatar: A fellow in a white turtleneck sweater and black bowler hat who makes cameo appearances in various works, is Phil the presenter of ''What's New?'', and is a minor but significant character in ''WebComic/GirlGenius''. He also appears in one ''Munden's Bar'' story as a fill-in bartender while the regular one is on holiday.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: All his illustrations for the ''MagicTheGathering'' set ''Unglued'' are credited to Claymore J. Flapdoodle.
* BleachedUnderpants: [=XXXenophile=], as the name suggests, consists of sci-fi and fantasy themed porn (albeit with a generous helping of plot), which may be a surprise to people who discovered Webcomic/GirlGenius first. Though Phil will still cheerfully refer to himself as a "Gentleman Pornographer", the series is on hiatus [[SoMyKidsCanWatch while he and Kaja are raising kids]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: His adaptation of ''Literature/MythAdventures'' gives Aahz a penchant for literally chewing on the scenery.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Some of the Avernum pictures in particular demand a closer look.
* MsFanservice: Almost any female character under the age of 40 (and undoubtedly a few over) who appear in his comics.
** This is also paired with Mr. Fanservice, exemplified best in the spoof-''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''.
--> '''Phil:''' We've got two Princes! Who thought having ''two boyfriends'' was a good idea?! ''*Cue grinning [[AmazonianBeauty Zeetha]], [[NerdsAreSexy Agatha]], and [[AuthorAvatar Kaja]]*''
* NiceHat: The black bowler hat worn by his author avatar, sometimes hinted to have amazing powers.
* NighInvulnerability: The Winslow. Disintegrator beams just tickle a bit. He's reputed to have survived the end of the universe more than once.
* NoodleImplements: The assassin's tools in ''Illegal Aliens''.
* RunningGag: The Winslow, a little plush alligator with a cheery attitude who may or may not be the cornerstone of creation, appears all over Phil's work. All hail.
** [[spoiler:Hi!]]
** Also the "Growf" dragons. These were pink, cute, harmless, and subject to explosive parthenogenesis - getting them wet caused them to duplicate at extreme speed. Introduced in ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', reappeared in ''Literature/MythAdventures''.
* SignatureStyle: A very distinctive and recognisable one, which includes:
** DisembodiedEyebrows
** {{Expressive Accessor|y}}ies
** MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily (sometimes even on what are supposed to be regular humans who just happen to be grinning.)

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Cartoonist Phil Foglio's famous comic books include ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' (co-written with his wife Kaja), and ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''.

He is also the writer and artist of the gaming comic ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie''.

Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of Franchise/TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for Spiderweb Software's ''VideoGame/{{Nethergate}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' 1-3.

!! Works by Phil Foglio with their own trope pages include:

* ''AngelAndTheApe'' (1991 miniseries)
* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''
* ''WebComic/GirlGenius''
* ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' (1993 miniseries)
* ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie''
* ''SPANCSpacePirateAmazonNinjaCatgirls''

!! Other works by Phil Foglio provide examples of:

* AirVentPassageway: Lampshaded and played with in ''Illegal Aliens''.
* AuthorAppeal: Part of a three-way tie with [[Manga/AirGear Oh Great]] & [[WetMoon Ross Campbell]] for the title of king of this trope.
* AuthorAvatar: A fellow in a white turtleneck sweater and black bowler hat who makes cameo appearances in various works, is Phil the presenter of ''What's New?'', and is a minor but significant character in ''WebComic/GirlGenius''. He also appears in one ''Munden's Bar'' story as a fill-in bartender while the regular one is on holiday.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: All his illustrations for the ''MagicTheGathering'' set ''Unglued'' are credited to Claymore J. Flapdoodle.
* BleachedUnderpants: [=XXXenophile=], as the name suggests, consists of sci-fi and fantasy themed porn (albeit with a generous helping of plot), which may be a surprise to people who discovered Webcomic/GirlGenius first. Though Phil will still cheerfully refer to himself as a "Gentleman Pornographer", the series is on hiatus [[SoMyKidsCanWatch while he and Kaja are raising kids]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: His adaptation of ''Literature/MythAdventures'' gives Aahz a penchant for literally chewing on the scenery.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Some of the Avernum pictures in particular demand a closer look.
* MsFanservice: Almost any female character under the age of 40 (and undoubtedly a few over) who appear in his comics.
** This is also paired with Mr. Fanservice, exemplified best in the spoof-''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''.
--> '''Phil:''' We've got two Princes! Who thought having ''two boyfriends'' was a good idea?! ''*Cue grinning [[AmazonianBeauty Zeetha]], [[NerdsAreSexy Agatha]], and [[AuthorAvatar Kaja]]*''
* NiceHat: The black bowler hat worn by his author avatar, sometimes hinted to have amazing powers.
* NighInvulnerability: The Winslow. Disintegrator beams just tickle a bit. He's reputed to have survived the end of the universe more than once.
* NoodleImplements: The assassin's tools in ''Illegal Aliens''.
* RunningGag: The Winslow, a little plush alligator with a cheery attitude who may or may not be the cornerstone of creation, appears all over Phil's work. All hail.
** [[spoiler:Hi!]]
** Also the "Growf" dragons. These were pink, cute, harmless, and subject to explosive parthenogenesis - getting them wet caused them to duplicate at extreme speed. Introduced in ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', reappeared in ''Literature/MythAdventures''.
* SignatureStyle: A very distinctive and recognisable one, which includes:
** DisembodiedEyebrows
** {{Expressive Accessor|y}}ies
** MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily (sometimes even on what are supposed to be regular humans who just happen to be grinning.)

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21st Feb '13 10:52:32 PM PaulA
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Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for Creator/SpiderwebSoftware's ''VideoGame/{{Nethergate}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' 1-3.

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Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'', ''Literature/MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for Creator/SpiderwebSoftware's Spiderweb Software's ''VideoGame/{{Nethergate}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' 1-3.



* ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' (1993 miniseries)

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* ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' (1993 miniseries)



* ExtremeOmnivore: His adaptation of ''MythAdventures'' gives Aahz a penchant for literally chewing on the scenery.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: His adaptation of ''MythAdventures'' ''Literature/MythAdventures'' gives Aahz a penchant for literally chewing on the scenery.



** Also the "Growf" dragons. These were pink, cute, harmless, and subject to explosive parthenogenesis - getting them wet caused them to duplicate at extreme speed. Introduced in ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', reappeared in ''MythAdventures''.

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** Also the "Growf" dragons. These were pink, cute, harmless, and subject to explosive parthenogenesis - getting them wet caused them to duplicate at extreme speed. Introduced in ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', reappeared in ''MythAdventures''.''Literature/MythAdventures''.
26th Jan '13 10:54:10 PM Thexder
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Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for Spiderweb Software's ''{{Nethergate}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' 1-3.
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Works by Phil Foglio with their own trope pages include:

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Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for Spiderweb Software's ''{{Nethergate}}'' Creator/SpiderwebSoftware's ''VideoGame/{{Nethergate}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' 1-3.
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Other works by Phil Foglio provide examples of:
30th Nov '12 1:25:25 PM TropeEater
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Cartoonist Phil Foglio's famous comic books include ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' (co-written with his wife Kaja), ''[=XXXenophile=]'' and ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''.

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Cartoonist Phil Foglio's famous comic books include ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' (co-written with his wife Kaja), ''[=XXXenophile=]'' and ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''.
26th Nov '12 5:27:36 AM Divra
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--> '''Phil:''' We've got two Princes! Who thought having ''two boyfriends'' was a good idea?! ''*Cue grinning [[AmazonianBeauty Zeetha]], [[NerdsAreSexy Agatha]], and [[AuthorAvatar Katja]]*''

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--> '''Phil:''' We've got two Princes! Who thought having ''two boyfriends'' was a good idea?! ''*Cue grinning [[AmazonianBeauty Zeetha]], [[NerdsAreSexy Agatha]], and [[AuthorAvatar Katja]]*''Kaja]]*''
24th Nov '12 3:18:40 PM Aiguille
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** This is also paired with Mr. Fanservice, exemplified best in the spoof-{{Cinderella}}.

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** This is also paired with Mr. Fanservice, exemplified best in the spoof-{{Cinderella}}.spoof-''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''.
2nd Sep '12 11:27:08 AM Thexder
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Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done the artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for the ''{{Exile}}'' and early ''{{Avernum}}'' series of games.

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Other career highlights include a comic book adaptation of Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'', and a number of miniseries for Creator/DCComics (including a well-received revival of ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' that managed to make the fluffy whimsical series into part of TheDCU ''without'' making it DarkerAndEdgier). He's also done the artwork for a number of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards and for the ''{{Exile}}'' Spiderweb Software's ''{{Nethergate}}'' and early ''{{Avernum}}'' series of games.''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' 1-3.


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7th Aug '12 8:51:43 AM WillBGood
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* SignatureStyle: A very distinctive and recognisable one.

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* SignatureStyle: A very distinctive and recognisable one.one, which includes:
** DisembodiedEyebrows
** {{Expressive Accessor|y}}ies
** MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily (sometimes even on what are supposed to be regular humans who just happen to be grinning.)
7th Aug '12 8:48:49 AM WillBGood
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* SignatureStyle: A very distinctive and recognisable one. It appears to have been influenced somewhat by Berkeley Breathed.

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* SignatureStyle: A very distinctive and recognisable one. It appears to have been influenced somewhat by Berkeley Breathed.
3rd Aug '12 10:48:53 AM FELH2
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* ''[[ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire Buck Godot: Zap Gun For Hire]]''

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* ''[[ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire Buck Godot: Zap Gun For Hire]]''''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''



* ''{{Stanley and His Monster}}'' (1993 miniseries)

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* ''{{Stanley and His Monster}}'' ''StanleyAndHisMonster'' (1993 miniseries)



* BleachedUnderpants: [=XXXenophile=], as the name suggests, consists of sci-fi and fantasy themed porn (albeit with a generous helping of plot), which may be a surprise to people who discovered GirlGenius first. Though Phil will still cheerfully refer to himself as a "Gentleman Pornographer", the series is on hiatus [[SoMyKidsCanWatch while he and Kaja are raising kids]].

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* BleachedUnderpants: [=XXXenophile=], as the name suggests, consists of sci-fi and fantasy themed porn (albeit with a generous helping of plot), which may be a surprise to people who discovered GirlGenius Webcomic/GirlGenius first. Though Phil will still cheerfully refer to himself as a "Gentleman Pornographer", the series is on hiatus [[SoMyKidsCanWatch while he and Kaja are raising kids]].
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