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 part of a longer panel involving other artists. All the artists donated their finished artwork to auction, the proceeds to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
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 premieres this November from Dark Horse Comics.
Watch the interview here:
Kari has great taste in t-shirts. Get your own ElfQuest apparel here.
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 make the cities that Wendy and Richard Pini visited, so here’s your chance to share in the festivities. The video from San Diego Comic-Con turned out to be the best representation, so that’s what we’ve used.
Warp Graphics donated a piece of ElfQuest art for the charity auction at San Diego Comic-Con International to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Find out what it went for and get a closer look.
In this special episode of the ElfQuest Show podcast, David interviews Comixology’s Tia Vasiliou, a long-time fan who helped put together the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panel entitled “ElfQuest: An Intimate Conversation with Wendy and Richard Pini.”
Download the episode or listen to it below to hear how this panel came to be, what questions Tia and her panel co-host Matt Kolowski asked, and Tia’s reactions to the Pinis’ responses. Also, learn how to get ElfQuest on Comixology and what the platform has to offer.
If you couldn’t attend San Diego Comic-Con this year, here’s the video of the “Elfquest – Countdown to Final Quest” panel where Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, and David Mizejewski hold forth on what’s been for nearly 40 years, and what’s coming in 2018. Special thanks to Lawrence Brenner and Zack Giallongo for recording the panel.
Why is this woman grimacing? Here I am, facing every artist’s worst nightmare – a blank sheet of paper! You see, every year, I, along with many other artists, contribute a painting – done right on the spot in front of an audience – to be auctioned to benefit one of the many charities the Comic Con International contributes to. This year, the proceeds went to Handicap Services, which provided all the wheelchairs for disabled attendees, as well as interpreters for the deaf at all the panel discussions.
How big was it? Well, without having a fisheye lens for the camera, all we can show you is about half of the convention center on the bay in downtown San Diego, California. They’re saying attendance this year was around 75,000. We think they’re underestimating. It was into this that Elfquest, at age 25, went.
Once you got inside, that’s when the enormity of the place really hit you. We don’t know how many acres’ worth of floor space were opened up for this show, but we do know that if you stood at one end of the hall, you could not see the other end, because of the curvature of the earth…
The Comic Con has evolved mightily from simply a show about comic books, into a major media exposition.
August 13 – 16 this year is the San Diego ComicCon, the comic-book event of the year.
And we’re going to be there, celebrating Elfquest’s 20th anniversary like the party-animals we are!
As things stand now, June 12th, 1998, here’s what’s planned:
Thursday evening, August 13, is the big party. This is being hosted by Warp Graphics to celebrate Elfquest’s 20th anniversary, and will benefit the San Diego Council on Literacy. The location is on the upper level of the big San Diego convention center, on the outside terrace – you won’t have any trouble finding it.