EQ Newstar

Skills and Tribal Role
Weaver, seamstress, gatherer, and water-bearer

Daughter of Rainsong and Woodlock
Sister of Wing and Mender
Lovemate of Skywise
Lifemate of Lutei
Mother of Kimo
Lovemate of Ohler

Character Sketch
Newstar is one of the most enigmatic and mysterious members of the Wolfriders. The first cub born to the Wolfriders after Madcoil’s decimation of the tribe, her name is symbolic of the hope her people felt at her birth and renewal of the tribe. When the Wolfriders were burned from their Holt, Newstar found safety in the Sun Village. Like her parents and siblings she found a place to call home in the peace and serenity of the desert oasis.

Newstar 2Newstar is a happy-go-lucky elf. As a teen she sought to emulate the wicked sense of humor and wit of older Sun Villager maidens such as Shenshen, but she grew into a more serene maturity content to enjoy the simple pleasures of a quiet life. She has a special wisdom that reflects her Sun Folk-Wolfrider upbringing.

She Recognized a Sun Villager named Lutei, one of the Jackwolf Riders who was killed during the Go-Backs’ invasion. Their son, Kimo, is her life’s joy. She’s always enjoyed dalliances with Skywise, but is exploring a new lovemating with Sun Villager gardener-turned-Palace-dweller Ohler.

Newstar is a child of both the woodlands and the desert, and is as equally at home in either as she is in the Palace of the High Ones.

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“Final Quest” panel at Emerald City Comicon

EQ ECCC screen shot

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

Elfmom speaks!


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



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 indy publishing. Then Sunday, 1:00 pm, we’ll be signing (especially copies of the just-released “Final Quest” #2) at the Dark Horse booth. Saving the best for last, Sunday at 4:00 pm there’s the “Elfquest: The Final Quest” panel, where literally anything can happen (and probably will). Read the rest

Complete Elfquest volume 1 up for pre-order!

complete EQ

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


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 story arcs: The Original Quest, Siege at Blue Mountain, and Kings of the Broken Wheel. (The audio player is at the end of the introduction.)

“Greatest Cosplayer of All Time”

WP Sonja

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 futuristic musical thriller-to-be. Good reviews are always appreciated. Good and respectful reviews, now those are rare treats! Read one here.

A Howl (of sorts) in Seattle

ECCC party

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?


ECCC cover

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


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

EQ 2014 Valentine

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