Wendy Pini née Fletcher
, (born June 4, 1951,Miller, John Jackson
. , Comic Buyer's Guide
, June 10, 2005. Accessed January 9, 2011. . San Francisco
) and Richard Pini
(born July 19, 1950, New Haven
) are the husband-and-wife team responsible for creating the well-known Elfquest
series of comics
, graphic novels
and prose works. They are also known as WaRP
(as in Warp Graphics
Wendy Fletcher was born in San Francisco in 1951, and from an early age demonstrated the talents later to come to fruition as a professional illustrator, and eventually as the creator of Elfquest.
Wendy's youthful interest in fantasy was inspired in part by such luminaries as Shakespeare and Kipling. She took artistic inspiration from Victorian illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, designers such as Walt Disney, Doug Wildey and Erte, as well as comic book greats such as Jack Kirby and Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka.
Richard Pini was born in 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut. After an exemplary academic performance at school, he was accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for an astrophysics degree. Always fan of science fiction, at college he found new diversion in comic books.
Wendy Fletcher and Richard Pini met when Pini read a letter
of Fletcher's that had been published in issue #5 of the Silver Surfer
comic book.Stated by Richard Pini in... Read More