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’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 […]
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 …
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 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. […]
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.
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.
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, 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…
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!
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.
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.
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, voice actor extraordinaire and accomplished artist, shares his thoughts on the last four years as colorist on ElfQuest: Final Quest.
Dark Horse Comics has released an exclusive four-page preview of issue 23 of the Final Quest via Bleeding Cool. The full issue will be released in comics shops and online on December 27.
See the full preview here.
Dark Horse Comics has announced two new ElfQuest graphic novels for 2018.
The Complete ElfQuest Volume 5 continues the canonical adventures of the Wolfriders. With Cutter leading his warriors against the human warlord Grohmul Djun, his chief-daughter Ember takes her tribemates far away into unknown lands, where she pits her skills and courage against new threats and unexpected revelations. At a hefty 720 pages, it collects material from Elfquest – Hidden Years #16-29, as well as the entire “Wild Hunt” sequence from Elfquest comics (vol.2).
Dark Horse Comics has released a special ElfQuest 40th anniversary “ashcan” promotional issue featuring special articles, tribe and character summaries, story chronology, and more. They have shipped a limited number of copies of thi…
ElfQuest co-creator Wendy Pini is prominently featured in the documentary She Makes Comics, newly available on iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon. The film tells the little-known story of women in comics, highlighting the contributions they have made to the medium since the latter years of the 20th century as readers, creators, editors, and publishers.
Wendy gets much-deserved credit as a trailblazing comics creator in the documentary. She discusses everything from her days cosplaying Red Sonja to her experiences as a young female creative being told “no” regarding the viability of ElfQuest as a comic book property.
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover of Final Quest issue 24, the final issue in the series. Learn more about this milestone issue in this Comic Book Resources exclusive.
The grand finale!
What words can possibly do justice to this, the grand finale to the greatest ElfQuest series of them all? Forty years in the planning and making, heroes’ journeys that were begun in the Original Quest will find their resolutions here. Fateful events set in motion last issue continue to have unstoppable consequences, as dire battles are fought on both the physical and the spiritual realms.
Issue #22 of the Final Quest is a pivotal issue not only in the Final Quest series but in the entire 40-year-old ElfQuest saga–so much so that it took David and Ryan two episodes to discuss it. They talk Yun’s character development, the significance of High Winds Holt, the WaveDancers’ newfound purpose, Old Maggoty’s choice, the birth of Venka’s child, Leetah’s new role, the fulfillment of Skywise’s quest to reach the stars, his relationship with Cutter and Timmain, the ultimate fate of Moonshade and Strongbow, and the impact of saying goodbye.