Our good friend and publisher John Fleskes recently asked us a favor. He is running a charity fundraiser for a local youth center in Santa Cruz, CA. As John describes it, “Santa Cruz Hope is a safe environment that provides after school services free of charge for kids who have broken homes, no homes or simply have good parents who are down on their luck. 200-300 kids use the place daily and they depend 100% on donations to stay open.
Issue 17 of Final Quest is here! One who is dying is given an opportunity to make amends for a terrible choice that could change the world forever. One who has been saved from darkness is given a chance to demonstrate a change of heart and mind. One who has returned from among the lost makes a perilous decision that could affect the lives of all. And, at the top of the world, waits in old, brutal enemy. Get the issue from your local comics shop, order it from TFAW or download it immediately from Dark Horse Digital.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is offering signed copies of ElfQuest: The Gallery Edition. This one-of-a-kind edition collects the very first five issues of ElfQuest in their gorgeous original glory. Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding her original art as a fan can get. It’s a must-own for all ElfQuest fans. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium.
The Final Quest Volume Three is now available for pre-order from Amazon. This graphic novel will collect issues 13-18 of the Final Quest comic series into one volume. It will ship on July 11, 2017. Final Quest Volume One and Volume Two are available from your favorite book retailer.Also, both volumes (as well as many others) signed by Wendy and Richard Pini are for sale right here in the Elfquest Shop!
Dark Horse Comics has released its four-page preview of issue #17 of the Final Quest. Check it out here.
The classic picture of Nightfall and her wolf friend Woodshaver is being released again at our Redbubble store. There will be two versions of the picture. One will be a distressed version (seen above), that gives you that “lived in” feel. And the other will be regular version (seen below) . We are also excited to announce that we will be making our other previous designs available again, for a limited time! If you missed One-Eye & Clearbrook, Ember, or the Hidden Ones, now is your time to get them.
Volume 3 of Dark Horse Comics' Complete ElfQuest series is here! Volume 3 continues the story of Cutter and the Wolfriders and collects ElfQuest: Hidden Years #1-5 reprinted in full color as it was originally published; ElfQuest: Hidden Years #8-9.5; and the entire ElfQuest: Dreamtime series. The more than 400 page trade paperback includes a cover gallery and commentary from Wendy and Richard Pini themselves.
This year we celebrate Halloween with some of the best homages to ElfQuest's own wicked sorceress, Winnowill.
Have begun work on “Elfquest – the Final Quest” issue 18, which turns out to be another long one…24 pages. But then, why not? Since it wraps up the 6 issues that comprise “Final Quest Volume 3,” it better be a doozy! Very much have that same feeling as back in the early 80s when I embarked on Book 4 of the Classic Quest. Terror? Indeed! For, as well planned out as this thing is, the story must be brought home as the total catharsis we’ve always envisioned.
In this episode Ryan and David focus on issue #16 of the Final Quest and continue the conversation about Rayek's attack on the humans, then dive into Reef's encounter with Winnowill, Korafay's floating ability, the origins of the "Scary Ones," the role of both Cutter's key and Two-Edge in the next Quest--and like the issue, much, much more. Click through to listen.
ElfQuest creator Wendy Pini will be a special guest at the National Wildlife Federation's "P-22 Day" in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 22. Copies of Wendy's exclusive art print will be available for just $30 (this print normally retails for $100) and all proceeds go to support the National Wildlife Federation's wildlife conservation work.
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover art for issue #18 of the Final Quest, along with this synopsis of the issue (SPOILER ALERT): It’s been thousands of years since the hidden key in Cutter’s sword, New Moon, was first used. The Wolf Chief’s followers are stunned as the goal of their mysterious new quest is revealed. Elsewhere, Shuna feels a resurgence of the warrior spirit she once embraced as she and her elfin allies prepare Iceholt’s native humans for invasion.
Super-collector Mandy Roncolio-Meyer, founder of the ElfQuest Collectors UNITE Facebook group, has launched a new companion YouTube channel called the ElfQuest Collectors Guide. Mandy's latest video shows the unboxing of the limited edition, exclusive signed print of P-22, the lonely mountain lion of Hollywood. Wendy and Richard produced just 100 signed copies of the print as a fundraiser for the National Wildlife Federation's #SaveLACougars campaign.
Issue 16 of Final Quest is here! Get it from your local comics shop, order it from TFAW or download it immediately from Dark Horse Digital.
Readers of ElfQuest know that a message of living in harmony with the natural world and its creatures has been woven into the story from the very beginning. Now, Wendy and Richard Pini are supporting the wildlife conservation work of the National Wildlife Federation with an exclusive, limited edition art print. All proceeds from the sale of the print go to support the #SaveLACougars campaign to build a wildlife overpass over California's busy 101 Freeway for mountain lions and other animals to safely cross. Get your print today while supplies last, and be a part of ensuring a future where wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover art of issue #17 of the Final Quest, which will be out on November 23, 2016. Click through to see the full art and to read the issue synopsis (SPOILER ALERT).
Two of the most loved ElfQuest illustrations can now be yours. Get them both today at the ElfQuest Redbubble Store. More options for these designs are also available! Click on the links below: Darkwoods Cutter shirts, mugs and more True Peace stationary and stickers
Issue #15 of The Final Quest is packed with movement and action, and Ryan and David discuss it all in episode 25 of the ElfQuest Show podcast. Cutter's heart circle's meeting of the Scary Ones, insights into Dre-ahn's unique magic, Moonshade's doubt, Spray and Salt's choice, the symbolism of Cutter's new clothing, the Palace as a weapon, Ekuar and Two-Edge joining forces, Daboi's redemption and a some surprise reappearances are all explored. Plus, some special music from Slammerkin.
Comic-Con is over, but the Elfquest summer sale and warehouse wipe-out is just beginning! From now until the 2016 autumnal equinox (otherwise defined by us as 5pm, Eastern US time, September 22), we’re lowering prices on certain items, scouring the Warp archives for rare books (some of which we thought were sold out), and picking up the shipping on all orders of $50 and over shipping to US addresses. Pretend it’s “Black Snake Friday” every day (at least while supplies last)!