April 3, 2016 from 9AM-4PM PDT Wendy and Richard will be there, noon to 2:00 pm. Bring your books and comics – they’ll also have stuff for sale! Meet 45+ Authors and Illustrators who will sign your books for free. Many authors will brings their books to sell. Dealers will be selling vintage paperbacks, digests, original artwork. FREE Parking! Still just $5 admission! Learn more here.
ElfQuest fans often talk of how the story helped them gain insight into themselves. But it helped me in a different way. It informed me I have the strength to take care of myself emotionally, sexually, and spiritually as a woman. It empowered me, and it told me my life is my own. Click to read the full story at To Hunt, To Howl, To Love Free [elfquest.com]
It’s been fun seeing everyone’s unboxing pictures for the Art of Elfquest book. Katherine Ilean Irwin actually got a little help from the Ember and Teir dolls she made, and shared it on Elfquest’s Facebook fan page. You can check out Ember and Teir’s unboxing conversation here.
We're excited to premiere the first of our limited-time designs in the new Elfquest Redbubble Store. Available for one month only is the classic illustration of Wolfriders One-Eye and Clearbrook, originally published as the back cover of issue 15 of the Classic Quest. The design will be available through February 18, 2016.
Dark Horse has posted a four-page preview of the new issue of Final Quest. View them here. The full issue is available in comic shops and via Dark Horse Digital on January 27th.
The Final Quest has reached the halfway mark. Wendy and Richard Pini are special guests on episode 22 of the ElfQuest Show podcast to reflect on where the journey has taken us, and where it has yet to go. This episode is filled with inside insight!
As you’ve read, Warp and Elfquest have made a shift from CafePress (now closed) to Redbubble (very much open for business) for EQ clothing and other goodies. The reasons are simple. First, CP was getting a bit old and clunky, and we very much like to keep up with the times. Second, we wanted to inject a little liveliness into Elfquest’s offerings, and RB allows us to switch things around, add new items, retire older ones, much more easily. We hope you’ll keep checking in on Redbubble, as the pace and excitement have definitely been stepped up!
The issue we've all been waiting for is here--Final Quest #12, the "Cutter Freak Out" issue--and in episode 21 of the ElfQuest Show podcast Ryan and David continue their discussion of the mind-blowing connection between Timmain and Tam.
Happy Howlidays! From Wendy and Richard and all our helpers on both the worlds of one and two moons.
Volume Three of The Complete ElfQuest graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Coming March 23, 2016: From CBR: What happens when the one leader who can unite the elves in their time of greatest turmoil has seemingly deserted them? The descent into the symbolic cave is a hero’s darkest hour. For Cutter—vulnerable, mortal, wandering through the forest primeval—can there be a moment darker still? Has the Blood of Ten Chiefs come, at last, to the end of all quests? “It’s a really great series that, if you have the time to, you should definitely read.
I was 28 years old when Elfquest began. Now I’m going on 65. That’s 37 years of living, working and observing the star-reaching grandeur and repetitive idiocy of the human condition—the smaller truth within the larger. Richard and I did not know that all our musings during drives to nowhere and our long story talks about Final Quest (which coalesced in the form of a written treatment in the mid 1990s) would lead us to the halfway mark of an ambitious 24 issue, bi-monthly, color comic series in 2015.
The first four pages of issue number 12 of the Final Quest have just been posted. Head over to Dark Horse’s website to view them! The full issue is out on November 25.
We love seeing the next generation of Elfquest fans as they grow. Recently, Melissa C. shared with us her lovely daughter Kyra and we wanted to share her here with you. From Melissa: “You guys have been part of my life for as long as I can remember, so naturally when I had a daughter I couldn’t wait to share your wonderful story, kyra is 7 and perfect to us in every way, she is special needs and cannot communicate her needs well, she is full of joy and reminds me of Chitter if she could do all those things…I say all that to say kyra enjoys the colors and pictures while we read her your stories…thank you” “Kyra is such a fighter and brings anyone she’s around lots of joy.” “Her name was supposed to be Ember but her cousin was born first and got called amber so I suppose you could say her soul name is Ember.”
Over the years there have been many stories told to us about how Elfquest brought together parents and children, siblings, friends, and even partners. We have also seen Elfquest gatherings of all sorts. But one thing that we hadn’t seen was an Elfquest themed wedding. Now we can say we have. Myna Schoonover and her lifemate Scott shared these wonderful pictures from their wedding. We thought you would enjoy seeing them too. “For my Elfquest wedding, these are the name placards my maid of honor and I made.” What celebration would be complete without dreamberries?
Elfquest is the story of the Wolfriders and their adventures surviving on the World of Two Moons, but it's also the story of how these otherworldly beings took the shape of and inspired human mythology. In celebration of Halloween, we present to you Elfquest's versions of some classic mythological monsters and supernatural beings.
Have you ever created an ElfQuest-themed Halloween pumpkin? One fan decided to get a little creative this year and painted this wonderful 360 degree design on her pumpkin, featuring Cutter, Petalwing and Winnowill.
The Kickstarter campaign was a fantastic success, and we already have something amazing to show for it. Richard received an advance copy of the Deluxe Edition of “The Art of Elfquest” and as you can see, he is more than pleased:
Just when we thought the cup was full, it runneth over with an advance copy of the Deluxe Edition of “The Art of Elfquest” from Flesk Publications. Holy (every expletive you can think of, deleted)! This is possibly the most spectacular presentation of Elfquest ever.
Fresh off the success of the ElfQuest art book Kickstarter campaign, we've got vintage art on our mind. While the three new books that will be published as a result of the Kickstarter by Flesk Publications focus solely on Wendy's art, there is art by other ElfQuest artists out there worthy of remembering too. Click through to find out more about this wonderful poster by Final Quest colorist Sonny Strait.
There is some exciting stuff happening in issue 13. We know some of you may not want to read those spoilers yet, so if you want to read it head over to CBR and check it out! Issue 13 will be out January 27, 2016. h/t to Stefan Gerritsen for the heads-up that the preview was live.