A Time of Balance

2023 is ElfQuest’s 45th anniversary year. With that in mind, Wendy and Richard look forward to making in-person appearances to celebrate with fans. Keep in mind, however, Covid remains a factor in their considerations; they both — despite taking precautions — got hit with the coronavirus in 2022. They are going slow but hopeful in making their plans. Keep checking back here — bookmark this page — and follow ElfQuest on its social media platforms for the most up-to-date information.

PLEASE READ THE FAQ directly below.

Wendy and Richard Pini Appearance FAQ

Here are answers to questions we frequently get regarding appearances. Check back regularly for updates.

“Will Wendy and Richard have a table/booth in the exhibition hall?”

     It depends on the show — check each listing for details. They will generally be available for signings and chat each day of the show at certain times; check back if they are away (for a panel, meals, breaks, etc.).

“Can I give Wendy and Richard a hug?”

     Even though they’re both vaccinated and boosted, they’re playing it safe. Have your mask ready. Sorry, no handshakes or hugging, but fistbumps and photos/selfies across the table are OK.

“Does Wendy do convention sketches?”

     No. Wendy stopped doing these a few years ago, for a number of reasons. No exceptions.

“Do Wendy and Richard bring comics/books/stuff to sell?”

     Check each listing for details. At some appearances they may be hosted (for example, by Dark Horse Comics) and the host will provide books. At other shows, Wendy and Richard may bring items for sale.

“Will they autograph comics we bring? Is there a fee?”

     Yes, and yes. Here’s how it works:

• For most everyday ElfQuest comics and books, the first one is free and then $10 each after that.
• For rare or “collector” or oddball items (unboxed figures, t-shirts, obscure publications, complete title runs, portfolio sets, etc.) – $40 per item signed.
• For Fantasy Quarterly or any grading service witnessed signature – $100.

“Why do they charge for signatures? They didn’t used to.”

     Yes, they have. The reason is simple: The time spent traveling to, being at, and getting back from a show, adds up to days of work time (and income) lost. They have to make that up.

Until December 31, 2023 only.
For 2023 we celebrate 45 years of ElfQuest with this exclusive design. Get it on t-shirts, stickers and more. On December 31st, 2023 this design goes away forever. Time flies faster than we know, so don’t wait!
Check out this exclusive anniversary design — as well as dozens of other awesome ElfQuest graphics — here on RedBubble.
Extended another week! March 2-29, 2023 — ElfQuest-Humble Bundle digital download/charity sale event.
Something brand-new for ElfQuest. Dark Horse Comics and HumbleBundle.com have teamed up to make the entire digital book catalog available for a limited time … and you decide what to pay.
Who are they? Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content. Their mission is to support charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. ElfQuest is proud to be part of the effort.
March 28, 2023 – Streamily Live Signing EventLivestream starts 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern.
Join Wendy and Richard Pini for their first 2023 appearance on Streamily, Warp Graphics’ latest partner and your one-stop shopping site for exclusive, personalized autographed ElfQuest art prints you can’t get anywhere else.
Postponed from March 16, this online event is scheduled to begin 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern time. Join the livestream and witness your purchase being signed! Be sure to check the Streamily web site for full details, streaming platforms, etc.
After a four-year hiatus, Wendy and Richard are back at Comic-Con. This is one of the biggest shows in the USA and has grown beyond the huge convention center to include satellite locations, including local hotels and outdoor parks.
Wendy and Richard are pleased to announce they will again be doing signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth, as they have done in years past. We will post dates and times as soon as we know them.