Elfquest: The Art of the Storyhandpicks a selection of Wendy and Richard Pini’s favoriteElfquesttales, scanned directly from the original art. These self-contained pieces are some of the finestElfqueststories ever told. Every unlettered art page is paired with its as-published twin and in-depth running commentary by the Pinis, so readers can easily follow each tale and see for themselves the creative process that is the art of the story.”
Wendy Pini’s wide range of visual storytelling and technical skills are showcased through graceful inks showcased inThe Heart’s Wayas well as vivid mixed-media used inLittle Patch,Rogue’s Curse,The JuryandWolfwood. The book concludes with a fan favorite: Rogue’s Challenge,” the all-out action story of Cutter and Rayek’s most dynamic confrontation, fromElfquest: Hidden Years#9 1/2. It features full pencils by Wendy displayed side-by-side with finished inks by John Byrne, who supplies a new afterword to share his process of working with the Pinis. Each story also includes an in-depth running commentary by Wendy and Richard Pini themselves, taken from all-new interviews.
Wendy Piniis the co-creator, writer, artist and colorist for the long-running fantasy graphic novel seriesElfquest.She has also written and painted twoBeauty and the Beastgraphic novels, as well as a critically acclaimed 400-page dark, futuristic re-imagining of Poe's The Masque of the Red Death. She lives in Los Angeles.Richard Piniis the co-creator, sometimes-writer, editor and publisher for the long-running fantasy graphic novel seriesElfquest.A graduate of MIT in astronomy as well as planetarium writer, lecturer, and teacher, he has also contributed numerous articles to magazines. He lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.