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10 September 2012 @ 09:18 pm
The Final Quest  

Guys, guys, BoingBoing is hosting ElfQuest: The Final Quest.

It’s the first day and it’s already agonizing. They’re only posting one page a week. A WEEK, for the love of grod. But oh, the art. This is my ElfQuest: it’s not the super-soft painted work of the late nineties and early noughts, it’s not the too-sharp work in the first SIEGE/KINGS books, it’s not the still-finding-the-way roughness of the earliest issues, it’s not the well-meant-but-almost-entirely-wrong art brought to the table by other artists as ElfQuest branched out in the 90s, it is not the too-harshly colored material produced in some of the later graphic novels, but is rather rich and soft without too much saturation…it’s my ElfQuest. These are my elves, and honestly, I nearly cried to see them again.

And I am astonished at how touched I am to see it again, because I thought I had left my Holt years behind.

(x-posted from the essential kit)

 
 
 
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on September 10th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Ditto.
Dreamshadowmorgie on September 10th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Elfquest has shaded too much of my life, through activities and friends and experiences, to truly be left behind.

That said... one page a week? *hairpulling has occured*
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Dreamshadow: coymorgie on September 11th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
... There will be too much squealing for words once we're past that. And I must resist urge to reread from beginning. Last time, I was glued to that site for about 2 weeks.
kitmizkit on September 11th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Yes, but the prologue is going to be 30 or 40 pages long! WAUGH!

Edited at 2012-09-11 07:09 am (UTC)
anthony_lionanthony_lion on September 10th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
*Sigh*

You know, now I have to take a 7 Hour car ride to get to my sister's house in order to 'borrow' her collection. Can't read the new stuff without re-reading the old first...
(She has it all, including the RPG.)

And yeah, must fix my car first...
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on September 11th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
I went to that page and caught my breath. wow.
Jannejanne on September 11th, 2012 06:37 am (UTC)
@whee!
Rachie: fangirlsrachie203 on September 16th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Awww... so much love for Elfquest. I'm ridiculously excited for a new story.