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Wendy Pini

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Wendy Pini
Writer and Artist
Elfquest, Beauty and the Beast, Masque of the Red Death

Wendy Pini has been drawing literally since the age of two, and has worked for Marvel, DC, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse, Ace, Berkley, Tor Books, and many other publishers. She is the co-creator, writer, artist, and colorist for the long-running fantasy graphic novel series ElfQuest, widely acknowledged as “the first American manga.” She wrote and painted two Beauty and the Beast graphic novels based on the original TV series, as well as a critically acclaimed 400-page dark, futuristic reimagining of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, currently in development with an award-winning team as a thriller for the musical theatre. Most recently, she story-edited scripts for Season One of Dagaz Media and’s 10-episode Audio Movie adaptation of the first ElfQuest novelization, “Journey to Sorrow’s End.”

Wendy Pini panels and programming:

ElfQuest 45 and Evergreen
Friday September 8, 2023 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm | Room: 339-342

ElfQuest has always been seen – and rightly so – as a pioneer in independent comics publishing. But back in 1978, Wendy and Richard Pini had no desire to be entrepreneurs; they simply wanted to produce the material, send it to a publisher, and enjoy the benefits of seeing their creative endeavor prosper. However, at the time, mainstream comic publishers were not sure about this type of story. But what the Pinis created then has endured for 45 years! Now, hear directly from the creative force behind ElfQuest as they look back on how it all started and what’s next for WaRP Publishing.

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