Press Release

Elves are descending on San Diego at Comic Con International 2011 for the panel “ElfQuest: From the Woods to the Web” on Friday, July 22nd at 8pm.

New media producers/actors Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King) and Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest) are responsible for the current phenomenon of fan resurgence in the mystical comic book series ElfQuest, created by Wendy and Richard Pini in 1978.

Thorpe and Rhodes collaborated to create the fan-made, non-profit trailer “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” which has been earning high praise from the media and enormous fan support since launching in April at the Screen Actors Guild New Media premiere. Lifelong fans of the comic book, Thorpe and Rhodes pulled together their skills and resources, along with a cast of famed ‘women of the web’ and donations from other devoted fans to create the world of Two Moons.

ElfQuest tells the tale of a tribe of elves who find themselves driven from their forest by humans and must find a new home. It’s known for its magical artistry and for being a vanguard of the indie/fantasy scene. Originally self published by the Pini’s, the comic book series was later picked up by Marvel and DC Comics respectively.

Up next, Thorpe and Rhodes are looking at features that resonate with their geek heritage for their next project together. Individually, Rhodes will return to webseries Hollywood Wasteland, while Thorpe is currently working on a sci-fi series with director Andrew Erin (Confined), and a travel/food/fashion show with host Kristyn Burtt. Thorpe is proud to announce 10 episodes of the new series “Shelf Life,” premiering at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The live action comedy was produced by Thorpe with Yuri Lowenthal (Legion of Superheroes) and Tara Platt (Afterworld) and directed by Eisner Award-winning comic author Paul Jenkins.

Panel Details: Friday, July 22nd at 8pm / San Diego Convention Center, Room 4

Panel Participants: Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King), Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest), Wendy and Richard Pini (authors), with host Taryn Southern (Battle: Los Angeles)

About the Panel: The panel will examine the changing landscape of fan fiction, social media, and the web, bringing together the creators and cast of “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining”; along with special guests Wendy and Richard Pini, who will share exclusive, never-before-seen ElfQuest art and the latest news.

For Information or To Watch “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” visit: www.ElfQuestFanTrailer.com

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  1. Oldcomicfan
    July 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    I bought Elfquest when it was first published, and have ignored all the reprints that followed. It was a pretty good story on first read but didn’t hold up to repeated reading. It fell victim to fatigue on the part of the Pinis, like many of the self-published and creator owned series in the early 80s. The rate of publication fell off, then they started bringing in “guest” artists and “guest” writers and the next thing you knew, the Pinis had nothing to do with it anymore, and the quality of the art and story had fallen to zero. It would be as if Tolkien had gotten bored with Middle Earth half way through “Lord of the Rings” and gotten Dashel Hammett, Louis L’Amour and C.S.S. Lewis to take over for him. So whatever happened to Richard and Wendy Pini?

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