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.
Halloween may be old news, but this is new to us: a wonderful Winnowill cosplay from last year’s trick-or-treat season. This kid loves a good (bad) villain and gets her as well as anyone has. Mom Brandi writes: …she has decided to be Winnowill, another Elfquest character, for Halloween this year. I flippantly said something […]
Dark Horse Comics has released the fifth volume in its Complete ElfQuest omnibus graphic novel series collecting the canonical adventures of the Wolfriders. This volume weighs in at a hefty 760 pages and collects the tales of Chieftess Ember and her half of the Wolfrider tribe. These stories were originally published in the comic series Elfquest: […]
ElfQuest artist and co-creator Wendy Pini shared a realistic rendition of the character Leetah with ElfQuest fans on Facebook, where it has sparked quite a discussion. Read on to find out what Wendy has to say about the piece.
Following making NPR’s list of “100 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels,” ElfQuest has gotten another fantastic NPR spotlight, this time on the popular show Morning Edition. You can listen to the story or read an online version of it here. There’s also an extensive, online-only interview with Wendy and Richard Pini on the Final Quest, […]
A new ElfQuest character was revealed on the last page of Elfquest – Final Quest #24 and ever since, fans have been going bonkers with theories about him. Reader Simone Farber jokingly dubbed the lad “Chad” because of his strawberry blonde hair, beach-body muscles and good looks–and the nickname stuck. Entire threads in the ElfQuest […]
Wendy and Richard Pini are interviewed by Women Who Write Comics, an Eisner Award-nominated online journal that employs a diverse group of intersectional, international feminists to provide an equally varied insight into the world of comic book culture and the comic book industry at large. Kat Overland and Val Freire ask the Pinis interesting (and […]
ElfQuest and Wendy and Richard Pini get the spotlight in a new comic series called The Comic Book History of Comics by IDW Publishing. In issue #4, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ryan Dunlavey conclude this chapter of their four-color tour of the history of comics by looking at the birth of the direct retail market […]
Dark Horse Comics has announced the sixth collection in the Complete ElfQuest omnibus series which chronicles the core canonical stories of the series. This edition collects over 500 pages of deep looks into Wolfrider backstories and essential events. Discover how humans, looking to escape their own barren lands, invade Bearclaw’s forest and cause unseen disaster for […]