Wendy & Richard Pini

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Wendy Pini has been drawing literally since the age of two, and has worked for Marvel, DC, First Comics, Comico, 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, 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. Currently she is also story-editing scripts for Dagaz Media’s in-production Audio Movie adaptation of the first Elfquest novelization.

Richard Pini is the co-creator, sometimes-writer, editor, and publisher for the long-running fantasy graphic novel series “Elfquest.” He is the author of the Eisner-nominated art book “Line of Beauty – the Art of Wendy Pini,” as well as co-author and editor of “The Art of Elfquest” and “Elfquest – the Art of the Story.” A graduate of MIT in astronomy as well as planetarium writer, lecturer, and teacher, he has contributed articles to magazines on the wonders of the heavens. After 2018’s year-long 40th anniversary celebration for Elfquest, his sights are now set on facilitating the newest chapter in the series, “Stargazer’s Hunt” as well as executive-producing the Elfquest Audio Movie and the concept album for Wendy’s “Masque of the Red Death.”