6 comments on “Elfquest, and Conceptual Space

  1. May I suggest another alien universe for you to try (not graphic novel, it just occurred to me that you might like this since you like Elfquest): M.C.A. Hogarth’s Kherishdar series.

    You can find all three on Amazon: I suggest starting with Aphorisms, then move to Admonishments, and finally, Black Blossom.

    • Thanks for the recommendation! I’m not familiar with that series, but I’ll add them to my reading list.

  2. As an old ElfQuest affictionado and just the guy who generally likes seriously weird stuff, I have to suggest you to try and read Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck. It blew my mind as much as ElfQuest did, may be even more.
    Just one warning – the first two acts may seem boring and dull, but that’s just how the complex and utterly amazing (for the lack of better words) story begins.
    It is so weird and complex, it’s very hard to explain what it even exactly is: it’s neither a webcomic, neither a game, neither an illustrated book, neither exactly fantasy, neither exactly sci-fi. If you try to analyse it, you end up with ~200-something page book.
    Much like ElfQuest it is not complete yet, and intends to end this year.

    • Let me tell you about my trollsona…

      Actually, let me don’t. But I will say that Homestuck is an excellent example of just the sort of thing I’m talking about. A super recommendation that I’ll echo to anyone unfamiliar with it. Waiting for the end of the gigapause has been agony.

      • Whoa, it looks like I’m preaching to the choir here. Which makes me really glad.
        And yeah, the gigapause got me gnawing on my elbows, hoping beyond hope, that the ending will be as epic and insane as the rest of the story. Then it will be just perfect. It will become a (post-)modern classic of stroytelling.
        Oh wait. Classic? I said this word, didn’t I?
        Ironically enough, everyone use this word to denote something that is stuck to some hard and old set of rules, which may be not really true definition of the word.
        In my view, “classic” is not something that falls into some class, it’s what creates and/or defines and/or codifies a new class of objects, be it the stories, the theories, the schools of thought, or music or freaking soda water. They refuse to fit into existing classes (genres, categories, call them what you will), so we just can’t help but create new ones just for them. Which is exactly the thing you are talking about in this post.

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