The Wolfriders

The Wolfriders are the main company of Elfquest, a shy and secretive tribe of forest dwellers who have allied themselves with the wolves of the world of Two Moons. Their story began when the High One, Timmain, the only of the firstcomers to understand the necessities of survival on this new, harsh world, shape-changed herself into a wolf and mated with one of the native creatures. Her son, Timmorn Yellow-Eyes, half-elf, half-wolf, became chieftain of the group of elves who would later evolve into the small tribe now led by Cutter, blood of ten chiefs. Through successive generations, the Wolfriders migrated and suffered at the hands of aggressive humans, who eventually burned them out of their holt - sending them outwards to the beginning of Cutter's great quest to find and unite all the lost children of the High Ones!

Having discovered the Sun-folk, the Gliders and the Go-backs, the Wolfriders fought for, and won, the Palace of the High Ones, their ancestral home, and learned of their history, and their true place in the world of Two Moons. Successive adventures, through the Siege of Blue Mountain, Rayek's kidnapping of Cutter's family to a distant future, and the quest to retrieve the palace from the human warlord Grohmul Djun, have taken the Wolfriders from the "Way" - their simple life of hunting, howling and the "Now" of wolf-thought, unerringly into an awareness of the great expanse of the world, and into adventures and dangers that continually threaten their transient peace.

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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

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!

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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


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”

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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 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.