In the mid-1980s Charles Meyerson wrote a 6-installment series for First Comics on “The Origins of Independent Comics.” Part 4 focused on ElfQuest. Richard and Wendy were – and are – proud to have been included. It’s a good read. Charlie has now made the full interview series available online. Read it (part 4 specifically) […]
Dark Horse Comics has announced the latest installment in its ElfQuest omnibus series. The Complete ElfQuest Volume 7 debuts in February 2020 and will collect the entire Final Quest series into one giant book. Previously collected in four smaller color graphic novels, this new omnibus collection will showcase the art in black and white in keeping with […]
You’ve heard us mention, in various interviews, that one of Hollywood’s problems with Elfquest has always been the adult tone of some of its material. Well, EQ artist Sonny Strait (with tongue firmly planted in cheek) has an answer for that: “Li’l Elfquest!” Think it’ll fly?
Wendy Pini spoke for about half an hour in front of a large audience at San Diego Comic-Con International 2019, fielding questions while doing a character sketch of Cutter at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund live art jam. Attendees watched the process on a large projection screen. This video captures that magic and is […]
Wendy and Richard Pini have announced a brand new ElfQuest series coming from Dark Horse Comics! The first issue of ElfQuest - Stargazer's Hunt will premiere on November 13, 2019. The Pinis joined ElfQuest Show podcast host David Mizejewski to talk all about what they have in store for new series.
Wendy and Richard Pini have been inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. The Pinis were nominated for this illustrious distinction earlier this year along with fourteen other well-deserving individuals in the "voter's choice" category. Voting was open to all comics industry professionals, whose votes were tallied to select just five of the fourteen nominees for induction. The winners were announced at the annual Eisner Awards gala at San Diego Comic-Con International 2019.
Wendy and Richard Pini were interviewed by Kari Lane of Popcorn Talk at San Diego Comic-Con International 2019. The Pinis talked about their perspective on storytelling, the autobiographical nature of ElfQuest and the different publishers they’ve worked with over the years. They even dropped a tease for the new series ElfQuest – Stargazer’s Hunt that […]
We are tremendously excited to report a brand new ElfQuest comic series kicking off in 2019. ElfQuest – Stargazer’s Hunt picks up a few years following the conclusion of The Final Quest, the forty-years-in-the-telling tale of Cutter Kinseeker’s hero’s journey, and focuses on Cutter’s brother in all but blood, Skywise. What does life hold for the Wolfriders’ one-time […]
We’re excited to announce something totally new and different for the ElfQuest Show podcast. With episode 40, host David Mizejewski launches a new series of episodes focusing on specific characters. With literally a cast of hundreds in the saga, there’s no shortage of subjects. While it would have been easy to start with Cutter, Leetah […]
New in the Elfquest store: Cutter making short work of katakana. The transliteration of “Elfquest” into Japanese syllabry (エルフクエスト, Erufukuesuto) was published in a Japanese fanzine in 1982, and here it is as a tribute to the series’ manga influences. Richard Pini elaborates: “Elfquest has always had roots deep in manga. But it wasn’t until […]
Join Skywise and Cutter on their quest! Digitally repainted by Wendy Pini from her 1981 original, The Lodestone is available now in our redbubble store on t-shirts, prints, bags, stationary, cases, houseware, stickers and other apparel. Check out the full range: The Lodestone 2019 [Redbubble]
It’s been one year since the release of the final issue of The Final Quest. ElfQuest Show podcast host David Mizejewski caught up with Wendy and Richard Pini to hear what the last year has been like and what it feels like to have concluded Cutter’s Hero’s Journey, a story 40 years in the telling. The […]
Our 2019 appearance schedule is available now. Check it out here. Check back often as we will add new dates, and we look forward to seeing you.
In ElfQuest’s Original Quest, it wasn’t until the very final moments of the elf-troll war that we learned the Frozen Mountain trolls’ true motivation for keeping the elves away from the Palace of the High Ones. It wasn’t greed, it was fear. Knowing what we do now at the conclusion of Final Quest–namely, that the Firstcomer […]
The ElfQuest 2019 Fan Art Calendar is here! Featuring thirteen fan-created illustrations–one for each month, plus the cover–the theme this year is “Bonded.” The rambunctious trio of Krim, Pike and Skot. Aroree and her giant bond-bird, Littletrill. Chot’s relationship with himself. These are just three of the fabulous artworks looking at the varied and intimate […]
The nominees for the 2019 Will Eisner Hall of Fame have been announced, and Wendy and Richard Pini are among the comics professional being considered for this major honor. They have been nominated in the “voters’ choices” category. Voting is open to comics industry professionals. (The polling site is here, and the list of who can vote […]
Many of you have told us that you’re dying of curiosity to know the contents of the ElfQuest Treasure Box, which was the prize for the Forty Years of Pointed Ears social media contest. We received this sampling of photos of some of the items in the Treasure Box from the Watterberg family, the winners of the contest, […]
We are excited to announce the winner of the Forty Years of Pointed Ears social media contest, which ran throughout 2018. The prize is the ElfQuest Treasure Box, a trove of special goodies, including a sketch by Wendy Pini of the character of the winner's choice. A hearty howl to all those who participated and help spread their love for ElfQuest across social media. Read on to find out who won.
If you wanted to attend one of the stops on the “Forty Years of Pointed Ears” Elfquest anniversary tour in 2018 but couldn’t, fret not. This is the celebratory panel and slide presentation that was given at several comic conventions throughout the year. Many people saw it live, but many more were not able to […]
The ElfQuest Show podcast is back! For the new episode, something historic: Wendy Pini and Sonny Strait - as peers, colleagues, friends, and mutual admirers - bring you an hour and a half of conversation about comics as art, politics, mythology, business, trial, success - truly a rare opportunity to listen in on a spontaneous dialog between two comics superstars.