Despite their ultimately-sincere protestations to the contrary, it’s a well-deserved award: Girl Genius is one of those indispensable webcomics, and doubly indispensable for those of a steampunk or neo-Victorian inclination. My (few) interactions with Studio Foglio have always been very amiable, as well. In fact, my only regret on this is that Girl Genius winning meant that Schlock Mercenary did not, and I’d be writing a broadly similar post if Howard Tayler had won and Kaja & Phil Foglio had not.
PS: Now GO FINISH GURPS GIRL GENIUS, DAMMIT. We wants it, we does.