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The ElfQuest Show
93 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 46: ElfQuest - The Audio Movie Livestream
This special episode features the recording of the Livestream event announcing ElfQuest: The Audio Movie and the crowdfunding campaign to support it. Listen as The ElfQuest Show podcast host David "Thornbrake" Mizejewski kicks off the event with some ElfQuest trivia, then hear from the incredibly talented people working to create this latest iteration of ElfQuest. Also featured is an interview with Wendy and Richard Pini (including Wendy's demonstration of what the Wolfriders' signature "Ayoooah!" call really sounds like)all about the project and a teaser of some of the actual music that's been developed. Find out more about the project, how to support it, and details on the exciting and EXCLUSIVE fan rewards for project backers at www.elfquest.com/audio-movie.
102 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 45: Stargazer's Hunt #4
The ElfQuest Show podcast is back with a new episode focused on the duel quests of Jink and Skywise in issue 4 of ElfQuest - Stargazer's Hunt. This time I'm joined by longtime fan Shekinah, known in ElfQuest fandom for her enthusiasm and infatuation with, well, pretty much every character. We go in deep discussing Jink's first adventure on the World of Two Moons where she meets the various tribes, offends Queen Oddbit and causes drooling among elves and trolls alike. We also unpack Skywise's incredible discovery in the depths of space.
87 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 44: Stargazer's Hunt #3
My good friend and fellow long-time ElfQuest fan Heather Beschizza joins me for a discussion all about issue 3 of "ElfQuest - Stargazer's Hunt." Heather and I chat about Skywise's titular hunt and the melancholy turn it takes in this issue. We also unpack Timmain's empathy, parallels between Rayek and Skywise, Sunstream's goodbye to Cutter, Thistlecap the Preserver, Jink's growth (both physically and as a character), why Yun is a boss, and the nature of "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey." And we of course freak out over the reveal of the real name of Cutter and Leetah's third cub. You didn't really think it was "Chad," did you?
90 minutes | a year ago
Episode 43: Stargazer's Hunt #2
ElfQuest - Stargazer's Hunt issue 2 is here! Guest host Michael McAdam joins me to chat all about Timmain’s reveal to her lifemate Skywise, of her secret connection to Cutter, the stargazer’s “brother in all but blood,” and Skywise’s explosive reaction. We also unpack Jink's fateful choice, Cutter's whereabouts, Aurek's gentle reprimand, the new Preserver Thistlecap, elfin interior design and more. (And as promised, here is the "Funny Flight Attendant" viral video that features Michael delivering his flight safety announcements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf-Ye3Gmu0E&t=96s)
94 minutes | a year ago
Episode 42: Stargazer's Hunt #1
ElfQuest is a back with an all-new, eight-part series called Stargazer's Hunt! In this episode, David and guest host Tanya Scott-Thomas react to the premiere issue, discussing the art collaboration between Wendy Pini and series artist Sonny Strait, the first glimpse of life on the Starhome, Strongbow's grief, Jink as a child, Venka's parenting choices, and Skywise's loss and fear. Also included is a recap of major events of The Final Quest, news updates on the latest new ElfQuest releases, and a summary of all the ways to purchase and read ElfQuest comics and graphic novels.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 41: Stargazer's Hunt Teaser
Wendy and Richard Pini have announced a brand new ElfQuest series coming from Dark Horse Comics! The first issue of "ElfQuest - Stargazer's Hunt" will premiere on November 13, 2019. The Pinis joined me to talk all about what they have in store for new series. As devilishly tight-lipped about specific plot-points as ever, they still managed to share an incredibly delicious amount of info to whet your appetite--from the nature of Skywise's titular "hunt" and Jink's role in it to the connections of this story to both Final Quest and Future Quest--and much more. They also talk about a new creative process for this tale and how series artist Sonny Strait is adding his unique talents to it. You don't want to miss this episode!
35 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 40: Shenshen
The world of ElfQuest is filled with hundreds of incredible characters. In this episode of the ElfQuest Show podcast, I'm launching the first of what I hope to be many episodes exploring specific characters. While it was tempting to start with Cutter, Leetah or Skywise--the main characters of the series--I decided to kick this off with a character who hasn't had as much time in the spotlight. Even secondary players in ElfQuest have their own personalities, histories, roles to play, and devoted fandoms. Who personifies this better than Shenshen, Leetah's "little sister"? I chatted with Wendy Pini herself on the origins of Shenshen's character, her visual design and how she evolved over the course of forty years. I hope you enjoy it.
106 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 39: One Year Later, An Interview with Wendy & Richard Pini
It's been one year since the release of the final issue of The Final Quest. I caught up with Wendy and Richard Pini to hear what the last year has been like, and what it feels like to have concluded Cutter's Hero's Journey, a story 40 years in the telling. The Pinis share their experience meeting fans on their publicity tour, being nominated for an Eisner Award and their insights into Wendy's "animated" drawing technique, Moonshade's death, the Palace's hum, the mythic quality of Cutter's tale, the power of "Once Upon a Time," hints and foreshadowing, clues about what's next . . . and flying meatloaf.
83 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 38: Wendy Pini Chats With Sonny Strait
Welcome to the all-new Elfquest Show podcast! With the ending of the Final Quest comic series in February 2018, show creator Ryan Browne retired from hosting and the show went into hiatus. With this episode, co-creator David Mizejewski is launching a new version of the show. Listen to find out about his plans for the show moving forward, and for an incredible conversation between ElfQuest artist and co-creator Wendy Pini and her one-time apprentice and Final Quest colorist Sonny Strait. Get ready to be inspired and to guffaw.
152 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 37: The Final Quest #24
We've arrived at the final issue of the Final Quest and with it the conclusion of Cutter Kinseeker's hero's journey. With this episode, we've fulfilled Ryan's original vision for this podcast to chronicle each issue of the Final Quest series. Pour a glass of dreamberry wine, grab some tissues, and join us for one last deep dive together into the World of Two Moons as we discuss the series-changing events of Final Quest #24 and what's next for this podcast.
108 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 36: The Final Quest #23
The Final Quest draws ever closer to its conclusion. In this episode, we tackle issue #23, an emotional rollercoaster with heart and heartbreak in equal measure and the penultimate chapter of the saga. We discuss Windkin's lethal work, Dewshine's threat, Dart's full circle, Two-Edge's valor, the Go-Backs' armor, Treestump's dream, the mystery of the Little Palace, Kimo's sacrifice, Leetah's song, the Wolfriders' naivete, Shuna's fate, Strongbow's choice, the end of the Way, and more. One more issue to go. . . .
85 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 35: The Final Quest #22 - Part 2
Issue #22 of the Final Quest is a pivotal issue not only in the Final Quest series but in the entire 40-year-old ElfQuest saga--so much so that it took us two episodes to discuss it. This is part two. We talk about the fulfillment of Skywise's quest to reach the stars, his relationship with Cutter and Timmain, and the ultimate fate of Moonshade and Strongbow.
108 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 34: The Final Quest #22 - Part 1
Issue #22 of the Final Quest is a pivotal issue not only in the Final Quest series but in the entire 40-year-old ElfQuest saga--so much so that it took us two episodes to discuss it. This is part one. We talk Yun's character development, the importance of High Winds Holt, the WaveDancers' newfound purpose, Old Maggoty's choice, the birth of Venka's child, Leetah's new role and more.
73 minutes | 4 years ago
Special Episode: San Diego Comic-Con Panel on ElfQuest and Comixology
In this special episode, David interviews Comixology's Tia Vasiliou, who helped put together the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panel entitled "ElfQuest: An Intimate Conversation with Wendy and Richard Pini." Listen to hear how this very special panel came to be, what questions Tia asked, and the Pinis' responses. Also, Tia shares how to get ElfQuest on Comixology and what the platform has to offer. Follow Tia on Twitter at @PortraitOfMmeX. Get ElfQuest on Comixology at https://www.comixology.com/search?lang=1&search=elfquest.
113 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 32: The Final Quest #20
Final Quest #20 is here and it's party time in Father Tree Holt. The impending threat of gun-wielding humans doesn't stop the elves from celebrating a new lifemating and a surprise Recognition. With Ryan off on vacation, David and special guest hosts Lisa Lannen and Katie La Salle-Lowry discuss these joyous events, plus the handing over of the mantle of chieftainship, new developments in Moonshade and Strongbow's troubled relationship, a new look for some trolls, a lovemate for Two-Edge, Rayek growing up, the spectre of death by fire for some ancient elves, and the answer to the question, "who stays, who goes?"
137 minutes | 4 years ago
Special Episode: Line of Beauty with Surprise Guest
Line of Beauty: the Art of Wendy Pini is here! The third of the art books published by Flesk Publications, the Line of Beauty is a retrospective on the artistic development and career (to date) of Wendy Pini. Written by Richard Pini, it is filled with deep insight and never-before-seen-art and is a must-read for any fans of ElfQuest or the Pinis. David discusses it all with a very special surprise guest. Order your copy of Line of Beauty: the Art of Wendy Pini here: http://amzn.to/2pQa8RI
127 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 30: The Final Quest #19
Cutter has completed his most recent quest and returned to the Holt, and himself. In this episode, we talk about his return and what it means for the Wolfriders, including the fate of Ember's chieftainship. Plus, Rayek's sexy new outfit, Tyleet's quest, Dart and Mender's big news, Door's diabolical plans, Shuna's role in the impending conflict with her countrymen, revelations about even more new elves, and the deepening realization (of both the characters and the fans) that the end is approaching--we chew on it all in this episode.
156 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 29: The Final Quest #18
In this episode, we discuss issue #18 of the Final Quest. Lots of big developments in this issue! Cutter completes his latest quest in the Frozen Mountains and we muse on the implications of his powerful apology for both elves and trolls. We also talk about the evolution of Strongbow and Moonshade's troubled relationship, the growing powers of the Palace Dwellers, the poor treatment Two-Edge has received in his long life, Skywise's foibles and Venka's big surprise.
122 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 28: The Final Quest #17
Final Quest #17 raises as many questions as it answered. Cutter seems on the path back to sanity, but what is his newest quest all about? What does he need Two-Edge for and why is the key so important? Who is this new troll king? Will Venka crush Rayek, or will she sense the profound change in her sire? Are all the Howling Winds Holt Wolfriders moving to the Father Tree Holt? How will Shuna's idea of teaching the human tribes of Iceholt the Djunsland tongue possibly help them survive the coming onslaught? Will we see the Rootless Ones again before the tale is complete? All this and more in this episode of the podcast!
156 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 27: The Final Quest Issue #16
In this episode we focus on issue #16 of the Final Quest and continue the conversation about Rayek's attack on the humans, then dive into Reef's encounter with Winnowill, Korafay's floating ability, the origins of the "Scary Ones," the role of both Cutter's key and Two-Edge in the next Quest--and like the issue, much, much more. Here's the link to Julia Ecklar's website where you can get her song "The Troll King's Dream" and more: http://prometheus-music.com/horsetamer.html. Here's the link to the Elfquest Collectors YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaPDpFJq7Ud10GRXSzRUZA Here's the link to purchase Wendy's amazing "Transformed by Caring" print to support the National Wildlife Federation. http://savelacougars.myshopify.com/products/coming-soon-p-22-transformed-by-caring-print Editor's Note: We had some sound issues with the Skype recording this time, and David's voice goes in and out a few times. Our apologies.
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