Elf: Book I follows the adventures of Black Feather, an elf warrior; Clarence, a wombat lawyer; and a potion monger named Pieter. Set in a world of high fantasy, Elf has been described as “Tolkien meets Monty Python,” but really occupies a unique place of its own. The stories are rife with surreal humor, rousing depictions of medieval combat, and poignant tragedy.
What began as a web comic with a succession of one-page vignettes, quickly evolved into a series of expansive and complex story arcs that often challenge preexisting notions about comics, and the fantasy genre.
Four years after inking the first page, and thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Elf has been collected, along with loads of never before seen exclusive content, into a single 240-page, hardcover volume.
Elf is recommended for mature readers, more for its sophisticated and thought provoking themes, than for the gory violence, colorful language, and bawdy content that pepper the book’s pages.