: A landmark of self-publishing and cult success, Wendi and Richard Pini's Elfquest
is among the many independent comic book series whose translation to film could actually be pretty cool. The highly symbolic story of variously beautiful creatures in a philosophical struggle between tolerance and hate, progress and conservatism, and all sorts of crazy sex stuff, 'Elfquest' movie rumors have existed for nearly as long as we can remember, and a specific project announced in 2008 has yet to materialize.
Unsatisfied with this state of affairs, producers/actors Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes took matters into their own hands with 'Elfquest: A Fan Imagining
,' a nearly five-minute, trailer-style short film that was produced with the blessing of the Pinis. Reflecting the fact that Elfquest has attracted far more female readers than most mainstream comics, 'A Fan Imagining' was created by and stars women almost exclusively.