New ElfQuest Character Gets a Nickname

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 […]

ElfQuest Featured on Women Who Write Comics

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 Featured in “The Comic Book History of Comics”

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 […]

Volume Six of the Complete ElfQuest Announced

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 […]

ElfQuest Art Auctioned to Support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

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.

Win the Exclusive ElfQuest Treasure Box

As part of 2018’s year-long “Forty Years of Pointed Ears” celebration of the completion of The Final Quest and Cutter’s Hero’s Journey, Wendy and Richard Pini have launched a social media contest for the chance to win a one-of-a-kind ElfQuest Treasure Box. Read on to find out how to participate.

Fan-Father Introduces His Kids to ElfQuest

We’d like to give “Dad of the Year Award” to ElfQuest fan Jared Reese, who shared this wonderful story with us: I grew up reading ElfQuest, and some of my greatest early memories with my father are days we spent scouring local comic shops or visiting conventions, always looking to add some more of the […]

ElfQuest Makes Vulture’s “The 100 Pages That Shaped Comics”

ElfQuest’s latest accolade comes from New York magazine’s Vulture website, which just released its list of “The 100 Pages That Shaped Comics.” The page that made the list is from the Original Quest issue #17–yes, the infamous orgy scene before the Wolfriders and Go-Backs go into battle with the Frozen Mountain trolls. Vulture had this […]

Watch Wendy Pini Draw ElfQuest on SYFY WIRE

SYFY WIRE has released a wonderful video of ElfQuest artist and co-creator Wendy Pini drawing the series’ main character, Cutter. Watch below as Wendy describes her drawing style, manga influence on her ElfQuest work, tips she learned from Jack …

Listen to Episode 37 of the ElfQuest Show Podcast

We’ve arrived at the final issue of the Final Quest and with it the conclusion of Cutter Kinseeker’s hero’s journey. With this episode,  Ryan’s original vision for the podcast to chronicle each issue of the Final Quest series has been fulfilled. Pour a glass of dreamberry wine, grab some tissues, and join Ryan and David […]

Three New ElfQuest Designs for Apparel, Prints and More

  Three new designs have been added to the ElfQuest Redbubble Shop to celebrate the conclusion of the Final Quest and the completion of Cutter Kinseeker’s Hero’s Journey. Pick your favorite design–or all three of them–to be custom-printed on clothing, framed prints, smartphone and tablet covers, mugs, clocks, stickers and dozens of other items by Redbubble. […]

ElfQuest Writer Joellyn Auklandus on The Final Quest’s Conclusion

Joellyn Auklandus, writer on ElfQuest’s “Kahvi,” “Hidden Years” and “Wild Hunt” series and creator of characters such as Lehrigen and Teir, shares her heartfelt thoughts on the conclusion of the Final Quest.
SPOILERS below for issue 24 of the Final Quest.

And so it is . . . the last issue is out, the end of the Quest has been told. Like the rest of you, I had my thoughts. . . .
Perfect and beyond perfect.

Watch SYFY Interview with Wendy and Richard Pini

Wendy and Richard Pini were interviewed by SYFY for their livestream at Emerald City Comic Con. If you missed it, click through to watch the whole interview.

Wendy and Richard Pini Conclude ElfQuest, Launch Appearance Tour and Exclusive Social Media Giveaway

AFTER 40 YEARS, WENDY AND RICHARD PINI HAVE ANNOUNCED THE CONCLUSION OF THE LONGEST RUNNING AMERICAN FANTASY COMIC BOOK SERIES – ELFQUEST. Following the release of the final issue on February 28, the Pinis will embark on a Year-Long “40 Years of Pointed Ears” appearance tour. Celebration to include exclusive social media giveaway.

The Final Issue of“ElfQuest – The Final Quest” is Here

The final issue of “ElfQuest – The Final Quest” is here, and with it comes the completion of the epic Hero’s Journey of Cutter Kinseeker, the Blood of Ten Chiefs, introduced by Wendy and Richard Pini on this very day forty years…

Listen to Episode 36 of the ElfQuest Show Podcast

The Final Quest draws ever closer to its conclusion. In this episode, Ryan and David tackle issue #23, an emotional rollercoaster with heart and heartbreak in equal measure and the penultimate chapter of the saga. They discuss Windkin’s lethal work, Dewshine’s threat, Dart’s full circle, Two-Edge’s valor, the Go-Backs’ armor, Treestump’s dream, the mystery of the Little Palace, Kimo’s sacrifice, Leetah’s song, the Wolfriders’ naivete, Shuna’s fate, Strongbow’s choice, the end of the Way, and more. One more issue to go!

Wendy Pini Featured in New Book on History of Comic Shops

A new book by Dan Gearino called Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture explores the evolution of the comics direct market and modern American comics shops, both of which were important to the success of Elfquest in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The first edition of the Original Quest (published by Warp Graphics) was distributed via the direct market and was available solely in specialty comics shops. In telling this important piece of comics history, Gearino shines a spotlight on Wendy Pini’s contributions to comics and cosplay culture.

Get the 2018 ElfQuest Fan Art Calendar

The ElfQuest 2018 Fan Art Calendar is here! Featuring thirteen fan-created illustrations–one for each month, plus the cover–the theme this year is “Entirely Ekuar.”
Order yours today from the ElfQuest Redbubble Store.

Penultimate Issue: Final Quest 23 is Here

 

The penultimate issue in the ultimate Elfquest series–Final Quest 23–is here!
His forces decimated by Cutter’s fierce warrior tribe, the fanatical human commander presses on, risking all to destroy the elves in their forest lair. Lives are lost on both sides. To stop the bloodshed, Cutter’s adopted human daughter Shuna risks more than even she realizes. Should she fail, the price will be war everlasting among the native humans, the elves, and the Djunsland invaders. Must Wolfrider chief Cutter, having fulfilled his bond with High One Timmain, now witness the utter destruction of all that has brought him to this fateful moment?

Sonny Strait – Some Reflections as “Final Quest” Colorist

Sonny Strait, voice actor extraordinaire and accomplished artist, shares his thoughts on the last four years as colorist on ElfQuest: Final Quest.