If your nose runs and your feet smell, you're probably upside down.
The Foglios describe it as "...gaslamp fantasy with adventure, romance and mad science." It's set in a (alternate-history) steam-powered, Industrial-Age Europe, where unique individuals have super-human abilities with technology and invention. These "sparks", as they're called, variously employ their abilities for good and evil... resulting in grand tales of conflict and heroism.
It's a great series of books, with particularly beautiful establishing shots and backgrounds. (The kind you look at for ten minutes, soaking up all the detail.) If you haven't read it before, dive on in online.
GG has been on my read list for some time - mostly since the scene where they mention all sorts of other web comics on the walls of Castle Heterodyne.
Krosp has nothing on Arthur, though. ;)
The Foglios are brilliant. I love their work. Stanley and His Monster was cute, especially how he tied it in to other comics he'd worked on. And Girl Genius, it is... magically delicious! Yes, indeed. I'm so glad you got to meet them and discover Girl Genius.
Girl Genius is an amazing comic, and the only "serial" comic I've ever enjoyed. I discovered it late, so I'm actually a couple of *years* behind in the story and trying to catch up, but enjoying every bit of it.
Your most excellent strip not withstanding, GG is one of the finest I've read in my 60+ years of comix reading. You should not miss Phil & Kaja's "Buck Godot" on T-Th-Sat @ http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php and the strip that P & J claim was their favorite, Narbonic @ http://www.narbonic.com/ Narbonic is a defunct strip now, but it's creator (Shannon Garrity) has put it back online (all five+ years of it) to be enjoyed both with and without a "Director's Cut".
Wow. Just Wow. I haven't been sucked into a comic universe like that since, since, well, since I started reading Sheldon. I spent 4 hours Saturday night and the better part of Sunday reading and in places re-reading the archives. And it's slow reading, there are so many details to absorb.
On sunday, I was reading it while listing to the webcomics weekly podcast. I took a break and navigated to some of the comics they mentioned to browse around for a while. But honestly, I guess I place just as much emphasis on the art of a comic as the wit and writing. Most of those really weren't appealing. But even with the pretty art, if Girl Genius hadn't had such a good story, I probably wouldn't have stuck around to read it.
I have to both thank and curse Dave for pointing this fantastic comic out to me, since it sucked up most of my weekend, and will most likely siphon off some of my wallet too.