Welcome to the World of Two Moons

Elfquest is the longest-running independent fantasy series, with more than 15 million comics, graphic novels and other publications in print. The story of Cutter, chief of the Wolfriders, and his quest to find others of their own kind on the World of Two Moons, Elfquest was first published in 1978 by creators Wendy and Richard Pini. The Prologue and first three issues of The Final Quest are now available immediately online, on Dark Horse’s comic app, or in print.

WaRP, Dark Horse, and San Diego 2014

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Important! Comic Con is getting close, and for those of you hoping to find us (Wendy and Richard) to say hi, get a book or three signed, pick up a copy of the newly-released Final Quest #4… here’s the scoop. We will not have a booth or table this year. We will be signing at […]

Let’s HEAR it for trailblazing!

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This is a toughie, because the examples from which I want to choose range wide and deep, yet I want to kick this thread off with a single instance. I hope everyone who reads this will then add to it. I want also to avoid any whiff of cronyism – which might, to an outside […]

Final Quest #5 announcement

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Just out from Dark Horse Comics, here’s the solicitation for issue #5! ElfQuest: The Final Quest #5 Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W) On sale Sept 24 Full Color, 32 pages $3.50 Ongoing Separated and weakened by unanswered Recognition, can Ember and Teir survive long enough for a rescue? Three factions must join to […]

Phoenix Comic Con 2014 Elfquest schedule

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We’re just learning this ourselves now, so here goes! Friday through Sunday – Find us at our table (#2011, 2013), to get stuff signed, show us your EQ tattoo, or just say hi! Friday, June 6, 11 am – Wendy and Richard Pini signing in the Dark Horse Comics booth (#535) Saturday, June 7, 12 […]

The thunder of “canon” fire

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Otto von Bismarck, the chancellor of Germany during the 19th century, famously said “There are two things you don’t want to see being made—sausage and legislation.” To this we would add “…and big sprawling creation myths.” Over the course of nearly forty years – longer than some of you have been alive! – we’ve been […]

Storytelling, truth, and the world we live in

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Wendy posted this on Facebook, and it certainly bears repeating here. ===== I have something important to say – please bear with it because it actually has a lot to do with the most recent issue of “Final Quest” (and all of “Final Quest” for that matter). In the news and social media, right now, […]

When worlds don’t collide

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Walking to and from my morning coffee fix gives me precious quiet time to think on things. This morning’s question was, “Why do I like the new X-Men movie so much?” (I know full well that liking is its own reason. But I felt there was more.) “Days of Future Past” is to the X-Men […]

Do You Have the Write Stuff?

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Sound the alarm! Have Facebook, Twitter, online forums and blogs killed the letter of comment? You know … those things you used to write to your favorite comics and hope that they got chosen. Have they gone extinct? Do fans still like seeing their names in print? Why are we asking? Because Dark Horse just […]

Hand, Head and Art

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The Great Elfquest Archiving Project is beginning to feel like it’s been infiltrated by HYDRA. “Scan a drawing and two more shall take its place!” There’s no longer enough space in the office (where the scanner lives); the art is spilling upward and outward into the living area. And even this is but the tip […]

Elfquest – Green from the start

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Here at Warp we don’t let anything go to waste. We recycle! As a publisher, Elfpop is famous (or notorious) for repurposing the EQ saga in different ways for different markets. As a storyteller, Elfmom often does the same – only with names or characters. Years before Elfquest, Wendy created a kickass female character called […]

Why Elfquest is worth doing. Really.

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We’ve been fortunate for many years. Elfquest, begun nearly four decades ago, has been welcomed into the hearts and minds of many readers. It has enjoyed success and acclaim in many arenas. (And stumbled in a few, truth be told.) It has given us the financial stability to make its telling our vocation. But all […]

“Pretty damn gorgeous”

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For your reading pleasure, a complimentary – and surprisingly even-handed – look at the two independent comics that propelled the nascent genre in the late 1970s: Elfquest and Cerebus. The writer’s assessment of Wendy’s adaptation of manga/anime styles into her artwork is particularly observant. Read it here.

Petalwing the Preserver

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Back in 1982, Original Quest reader Steve Purbrick surprised the dreamberries out of us with this marvelous, just about life-size sculpture of Petalwing, the ever-lovable, ever-irritating Preserver “bug.” Until now, the sprite’s never been seen in such close detail, and eventually it will take up residence within the stately library stacks of Columbia University. Breeeeee-dee-deet! […]

Once more, Elfquest vs. Hollywood

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Elfpop here: Never have I read words that so well capture the source of my frustration, disgust, and sometimes even rage, at mainstream comics, Hollywood and – guilty by association – fandom, for embracing this inhuman model of “storytelling” and thus perpetuating it. Discuss. Read the article here.

It’s The Elfquest Show!

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Drum roll… Hats off to supreme Questers Ryan Browne and David Mizejewski, who have created the very first podcast devoted exclusively to Elfquest! The first episode features David and Ryan discussing Final Quest #2, and their plan is to do one episode for each issue of Final Quest. They’re also talking about doing special episodes […]

Elfquest Final Quest #4

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It is done, it is finished, it is on its way to Dark Horse via upload even as I type these words. What happens in this issue? What doesn’t?! July may seem like a long way off, but we promise it will get here before … August. (In the meantime, feel free to speculate. We […]

A look back at Lehrigen

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Now that his tale is told, we thought you’d enjoy seeing Wendy’s very first design for the human hunter, Lehrigen. If nothing else, it’s a reminder of the differences the passage of time has on us, and on the elves.

“Where do you get your ideas?”

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It’s the question that causes artists, when they hear it, to roll their eyes. Some answer jokingly: “I subscribe to the Idea-of-the-Month Club. They deliver a six-pack right to my door.” Some say nothing, feeling it to be an inane question. The truth is, ideas abound, in the most ordinary places and things, just begging […]

Elfquest Gallery Edition coming this October

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From Dark Horse: SEATTLE, WA—In 1978, Wendy and Richard Pini first published what would become one of the most revered classic-fantasy epics in comics. Today, ElfQuest continues to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages, as Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders battle savage humans, forge lasting alliances, and discover strange new lands in this […]

Final Quest #2 preview

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Dark Horse posted a gripping preview of issue 2 of Elfquest: The Final Quest, which is out next week and available for pre-order.


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“Final Quest” panel at Emerald City Comicon

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It’s fitting that the final panel gathering of the 2014 Emerald City Comicon be about “Final Quest.” Elfmom and Elfpop talk about the series and field questions from the audience, and you can see video of the entire show right here on FlipOn.tv.

Elfmom speaks!

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Don’t miss Wendy’s great interview in the landmark 125th podcast episode at MajorSpoilers.com!

EQ @ ECCC

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Meaning, Elfquest at Emerald City Comicon. In less than a week (March 28-30) we will be up to our pointed ears at ECCC 2014 in Seattle, and there are three events you won’t want to miss. Saturday at 5:40 pm there’s “Self-Publish or Perish: All-Star Edition” in which we swap Tales from the Script about […]

Complete Elfquest volume 1 up for pre-order!

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We’re still working closely with Dark Horse Comics to make this one spectacular package, but you can reserve your copy right here, right now! 720 pages of questy goodness, coming this summer.

Elfquest – The Long Run Podcast #5

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The Long Run takes place outside of the “View From the Gutters” normal continuity of episodes, and features table discussion of an entire work or long selection of a series. In the fifth episode of this bonus series, they talk about Elfquest, by Wendy and Richard Pini. For this episode they read the first three […]

“Greatest Cosplayer of All Time”

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It certainly has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? And whether or not you agree, there’s no denying that Wendy Pini is one multi-faceted lady. A cosplay pioneer before the word was coined, co-creator and artistic force behind “the first American manga” Elfquest, imaginatrix to the re-envisioning of “Masque of the Red Death” into […]

A Howl (of sorts) in Seattle

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If you’re attending the Emerald City ComiCon – or simply going to be in Seattle Friday, March 27, join us in celebrating 30 years of Usagi Yojimbo at the Big ECCC Party. You can get all the details right here! Big fun, worthy cause, what more reason could anyone need?

Elfscalator!

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Herewith the cover to the program book for Emerald City Comic Con, coming up fast the end of this month. Notice anything particularly noteworthy over toward the left side? Cover art by Brandon Graham.

Elfquest Final Quest #3 up for pre-order

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The second issue of Final Quest is still a month away from release (March 26) but the fine folks at Dark Horse are already lining up #3 for you to pre-order right here! It’ll be out on May 28. (Bundle it with #2, why don’t’cha?)

From all of us to all of you

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The picture says it all – for today, for every day.