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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 ''ComicBook/MythAdventures'' (a comic book adaptation of [[Literature/MythAdventures the novels by Robert Asprin]]), 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.

He is also partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bsd_daemon.jpg little red devil "Beastie" or "BSD Daemon"]], the mascot of [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} BSD operating systems]]. While the canon image was created in the 1980s by John Lasseter, the idea originated from [[http://www.mckusick.com/beastie/shirts/usenix.html this]] Foglio's 1976 picture with {{visual pun}}s on such UNIX concepts as daemons, forks, pipes, overflows, leaks, bit bucket, /dev/null.

He co-wrote the novel ''Literature/IllegalAliens'' with Nick Pollotta.

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

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

!! Other works by Phil Foglio provide examples of:

* AuthorAppeal: Part of a three-way tie with [[Manga/AirGear Oh Great]] & [[ComicBook/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 ''TabletopGame/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]].
* 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 ''[[OneTrueThreesome two boyfriends]]'' was a good idea?! ''*Cue {{Cheshire Cat Grin}}ning [[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.
* 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.
** 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 ''ComicBook/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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