EXCLUSIVE: Jon B. Cooke’s pub goes all in on ElfQuest next spring…

Richard and Wendy Pini were inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame this year for their groundbreaking contributions to comics, most notably ElfQuest. (Click here for more on that.)

Good timing because come next spring they’ll be the focus of Comic Book Creator #23, from TwoMorrows.

Check out the official description:


Spring 2020 – 84 FULL-COLOR pages

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #23 showcases comics pioneer and artist extraordinaire of ElfQuest, WENDY PINI, in a candid Q+A about her difficult early years and her escape to a creative life, her days as the quintessential Red Sonja cosplayer, and 40+ years of ElfQuest! We also chat with RICHARD PINI, co-creator of ElfQuest, about his nearly 48-year marriage to Wendy and their even-older creative partnership. Plus: Part one of our career-stretching interview with SCOTT SHAW! about the early years of San Diego Comic-Con, friendship with Jack Kirby, co-creating Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew, and his unforgettable Hanna-Barbera stint as the finest Flintstones artist of them all! We talk with LARRY KOSTER, onetime Gil Kane business partner, in his last interview, about publishing His Name Is… Savage and other adventures with the raconteur comic book artist. Also Michael Aushenker talks with the great PABLO MARCOS about his awesome Marvel horror work, and the wonderful HEMBECK rounds things out!! Edited by Jon B. Cooke.

A few thoughts:

— The issue is due to ship May 27, 2020, but it’s early days and that’s subject to change a week or so either way. It will be available at comics shops, of course, but you can already pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows. Click here.

— Here at 13th Dimension, we often reveal new pubs from the likes of Marvel, DC and IDW, among others. Now, we’re doing the same with TwoMorrows. (We’ve been providing you EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTS from their mags and books for years now.) Cool, right?

— For example, click here for a quick look at April 2020’s Alter Ego #164, featuring Mike Friedrich.


— Behold the Epic Awesomeness of WENDY PINI’S RED SONJA! Click here.

— 13 COVERS: A RICHARD AND WENDY PINI Hall of Fame Salute. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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