Introducing Elfquest at Boing Boing!

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33 Responses to “Introducing Elfquest at Boing Boing!”

  1. Welcome Wendy and Richard!

  2. So exciting! I’m a huge fan.

  3. Ramone says:

    Cool beans!

  4. RJ says:

    I will always associate ElfQuest with a particular person I used to know. If the Pinis are debuting their new material here, then I have to say hello to Rhia, who is almost certainly going to be checking in to read the new stuff at some point.

    Hi, Rhia. How’s the hubby and son? Do you still see Skywise & Co. from time to time?

  5. SeanJoe says:

    I really would love to read these on my tablet. Any chance of selling them through one of the many online comic apps, or just publishing the web content in PDF format so it’s easily viewable?

  6. famousringo says:

    Holy crap. I grew up on this stuff and this is the last place I expected to find ElfQuest.

  7. Wendy and Richard have a way of making characters so real and so amazing you fall in love with them. They become your friends, and then you find yourself reading the stories and books over and over because you miss these characters, your friends, and you just need to see them. I started reading ElfQuest in 1986 and to this very day I NEED to read every so often because I miss my loveable buddies so much! I found this to be true with Masque as well. I just need to see them everyday or so lol =D

  8. Confusion on my part. I could have sworn that Wendy and Richard are brother and sister – Wendy the artist, Richard the writer. Has that changed? The article talks about the “same husband and wife team.”

  9. Mister44 says:

    Welcome! I never collected Elfquest back when I collected comics. The art, honestly, didn’t appeal to me. Then one day I found the whole series was online and read it for about a week, getting through all of the original quest. Great work. The art even grew on me. I hope BB readers enjoyed it as much as I did.

  10. inkfumes says:

    I still have my set of original graphic novels, a few of the black and white magazine format comics and some of the smaller format color comics. I stopped reading and collecting but I have always loved the Pini’s work. Wendy’s book about her work on an animated version of Stormbringer is one of my favorite art books.

  11. I will gladly join the long line of well-wishers, having been a starry-eyed child from the planet of two moons myself, who waited in other long lines for signatures and smiles at conventions so many years ago. Here’s to your ongoing success Wendy and Richard!  :)

  12. iwasjustsayin says:

    Getting my issue mailed to me direct as a kid was a huge deal, and their cliffhanger storytelling with large arcs made me a fan for life.  Wendy has few peers with her artwork in my opinion.

  13. David Miz says:

    This is literally the best news of the decade!  Probably the century.

  14. Ian Wood says:

    Fan club member. Fan…fic…writer (holy crap, I just remembered that one story I wrote…and sent to them…) Had stuff signed by them, had black & white comics, and color anthologies in two editions.  Kiiind of scared to go back and re-read, lest it spoil my recollections. But probably will.

    • Trust me, it won’t. I fell in love with EQ at 14 and I read it again every few years. Last year (almost 3 decades after my first reading) I read the entire series in chronological order, and it is absolutely as awesome as ever, and perhaps even better now that I have many more years of experience and living in my brain.

  15. Koocheekoo says:

    Fantastic! I will be reading. Thank you so much for this wonderful collaboration!

  16. paulcarcosa says:

    Awesome! So many great and bizarre characters under the two moons. I hope there is news from Door.

  17. Frank Diekman says:

    “All the fashions in it are either from the 1970s or the 1930s: everyone is either a pimp in furs and leather or something sculpted by Erté.”

    Please tell me the new series is called “Elf Pimps”.

  18. z7q2 says:

    Well, now I know what I’m doing with my weekend. 6K pages, woo… are there Cliff notes?

    • Read “The Original Quest”, “Siege at Blue Mountain”, “Kings of the Broken Wheel”, “Hidden Years” issues 1-5. That’ll get you started and you’ll know by then if you want to get stuck into the many side-stories and so on.

      If you’re just looking for a quick “Best of” taster, Hidden Years 1-5 (each is a one shot / short story type deal)

  19. patrace says:

    I loved Elf Quest growing up and forged a great friendship around the shared experience with a person I still have a strong connection with today.  The story also helped me escape some parts of my life I wasn’t ready to deal with in high school and helped me come to terms with those things at a more gradual pace.

    I stumbled across Richard and Wendy in artist alley at Comic Con this year and it was totally unexpected.  I about cried when I was instantly struck with the realization that these total strangers had such a profound effect on my life and that they were real people going through all of their own struggles and successes and failures.

    Thank you Rob for sharing their work, I’m looking forward to going back.

  20. Jaycatt says:

    I was such a big fan of Elfquest growing up.  My friends and I even started our own Holt for a while!  I remember as a little kid under 10, calling Information in the early, early ’80s,  for the first time, to find their phone number in Poughkeepsie (I lived in Oregon).  I did actually call them, but was far too embarrassed to actually talk to them, and I hung up before saying much.  Still, it was quite an achievement for little me, and I felt really special to actually hear a voice saying “hello” on the other end.

  21. Rick Adams says:

    Well, this is awesome. As a lifelong fan (my school librarian used to cover up the more “suggestive” pictures with little Sharpie-drawn bikinis) I’m just amazed that this series is almost as popular as it deserves to be even today. Just sweet.

  22. Wow, this brings me back! Elfquest is what got me into comics. I read through to when they split into a bunch of different series and stopped somewhere in New Blood, I think. I still have all my issues and a few cherished memorabilia. I can’t wait to read the new one!

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