As many of you may have already heard, Dark Horse has come to Comixology. We are very happy for Dark Horse and are happy to let you all know that currently, three Elfquest books are now availabe on Comixology. Check them out today!
Pictured: translation for the Netherlands We get asked quite often if Final Quest is going to be translated into other languages. The answer is yes! And as you can see in the above picture, it’s starting to happen. While we cannot answer exactly which languages are being released where and when we do want to let you know it has begun. We encourage you to check your local shops, and even contact the publishers of translated comics in your country. They will have the answers.
You’ve been asking and we now have the answer, Wendy and Richard are scheduled to be at the San Diego Comic Con booth Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11. Friday, July 10th signing now starts at 10am while Saturday, July 11th starts at 11am. If you can stop by, they would love to see you! Bring your goodies to be signed or buy awesome stuff at the Dark Horse booth. You can buy the limited edition hardcover version of Final Quest Volume 1 that Dark Horse has prepared as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive.
There are some wonderful examples of good fathering and paternal love in the pages of ElfQuest. Here are twenty of the greatest dads (or dads-to-be) and most memorable fatherhood moments from over the decades.
Comic Book Resources has just published Dark Horse’s solicitations for September 2015, complete with the cover art and teaser for issue #11 of Final Quest, which hits Dark Horse digital and comic store shelves on September 23. This one’s going to be a doozy, folks: “The one issue you dare not miss! The elves’ unprecedented gathering reaches a fever pitch when Strongbow’s lifemate Moonshade, Oddbit the troll queen, Mender the healer, Skywise the stargazer, and even evil Winnowill pursue their hearts’ desires—and some dare ask for even more!
Oddbit has more in common with Madonna than just materialism!
Episode 18 of the ElfQuest Show Podcast is live and ready for your listening pleasure. David and Ryan tackle issue #9 of the Final Quest. Is this the end of the Go-Back tribe as we know it? Venka and company make their way through the troll tunnels with Two-Edge leading the way. What will they discover in the Holt? Moonshade and Strongbow finally separate – but who gets the tree den and custody of the kids? Meanwhile Sunstream might just be the World of Two Moons version of Bill Gates, and Cutter and Skywise literally become ‘high’ ones as they partake of the delights of dreamberries!
We received approval samples from Badali Jewelry and boy do we approve! What do you think? A closer look The New Moon necklace isn’t on offer yet, but when it is we will let you know. You can check out the current line of Elfquest Jewelry on Badali’s website.
The misfit trolls return to battle the eager Go-Backs, to the delight of Two-Edge, who forms an astonishing alliance. Meanwhile, Rayek hungers to partake of the increased magical power of those who dwell within the Palace. But Cutter’s greatest concern is Angrif Djun’s massive war fleet, which seeks to crush all elves and their allies. Buy it now!
Here’s a Throwback Thursday treat! Never published before, anywhere, this is Wendy’s first sketch—visually and thematically—of the Wolfriders’ tenth chief.
Coming January 26, 2016, Elfquest: The Final Quest Volume 2. Volume 2 collects Wendy and Richard Pini’s issues #7-12 of The Final Quest, the newest adventures of the Wolfriders in glorious full color. “It is time. Sunstream, son of Wolfrider chief Cutter Kinseeker, finally fulfills his destiny and becomes the psychic link among all the elfin tribes scattered across the World of Two Moons. At long last, the seeds planted 20,000 years ago in the original, classic Quest can come to fruition.
Yesterday evening, Heather and Rob Beschizza and I (Richard) performed a surprise read-through of “Elfquest à la Shakespeare” for Wendy. The metamorphosis from issue #1’s original script into iambic pentameter was masterfully crafted by Rob and Heather. It opens: CHORUS At breaking dawn the crack of taut-skinned drums, Bear throbbing witness to our deeper fears. From human beasts a wailing murmur comes, The courage to surveil ten thousand years. As angry tints of ev’ning sky arise, Their dreaming words recall a distant age, The nameless world upon which we surprised, Calm visitors ill-met by mankind’s rage.
The misfit trolls return to battle the eager Go-Backs, to the delight of Two-Edge, who forms an astonishing alliance. Meanwhile, Rayek hungers to partake of the increased magical power of those who dwell within the Palace. But Cutter’s greatest concern is Angrif Djun’s massive war fleet, which seeks to crush all elves and their allies. Read the preview at CBR (Thanks Stefan Gerritsen)
On Sunday, April 26th was the Antwerp Convention #5. Siwan Lesbeth brought her A-game to cosplay the silent archer Strongbow. Even building a section of his cage from Blue Mountain. Check out some of her work in progress. Like Strongbow, she makes her own arrows. Almost there! Siwan has her coplay page on Facebook.
Jeff Meade (@mobilejpop) asked us if Homer’s Odyssey influenced the Elfquest hero’s journey. We told him: “It’s not that the Odyssey influenced Elfquest, it’s that both stories follow the same mythic form. Odysseus is a classic hero, who follows the classic Hero’s Journey – check out what Joseph Campbell has written about that. Cutter follows the very same template, which goes far back in storytelling and cultural history.” Jeff let us know that he planned on using Elfquest in his history classroom this week and he kindly shared with us on twitter some awesome photos.
Elfquest fans know how to cosplay. Here’s Hope Keyes, who took bow in hand and became the fierce Huntress Skyfire, escaping into the woods for some fun. She said the bugs were horrendous, but we’re glad she braved them. See more of her awesome work here.
A record, up from just 135,000 for the same period last year! In addition to bookmarking our recently-updated homepage and comic viewer, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and RSS. But the web’s no substitute for physical books—or the latest high-res issues—from Dark Horse Comics.
The Wolfriders are the main company of ElfQuest, and they wouldn’t be Wolfriders without their wolf-friends. Some of the wolves are notable characters in their own right. In fact, certain wolves are as beloved among the fans as the elves themselves. Here are twenty of the greatest wolf moments from over the decades. How many do you remember? Which ones did we miss?