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Pewfell: The Comic Fantasy Comic

Pewfell is a humorous comic book series set in an epic fantasy world. It stars inept wizard Pewfell, his wife Tina the warrior princess wife, and Gnoma their small blue lodger. Pewfell's a bit of a slacker, but he scratches out a living selling potions and going adventuring with his friends Fug the Barbarian, Pedwyn the thief, and demented cleric Bish Bathenwell.

In this first issue: Meet Pewfell, a slacker wizard who lives in the fabulous city of Spirekassle. He's married to Tina the warrior princess and works a day job in a local pharmacy. When Tina has to take a month off due to a shortage of orc settlements to pillage, Pewfell must find other ways to supplement his income...

Pewfell is written, illustrated and published by me, Chuck Whelon, with additional material by my occasional co-writer Adam Prosser. It's rated PG-13 for occasional mild sexual situations, nudity, magical component abuse, gambling, and general anarchy. 

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This is a compilation of some of my earliest work on the strip, retroactively cobbled together to form a general overview of the characters and setting. Not much plot here, just some short stories and one-off gags. If you like it, the series continues in much the same vein over the next 3 issues. Then the plot starts building, with issues 5-14 forming one epic story arc, and issues 15-20 another. 


Pewfell began as a self-published 'zine in the 1990s, and became a daily webcomic around the year 2000. In 2001 it was picked up by professional webcomics portal ModernTales.com, which is where the material from issue# 9 onwards first appeared. A series of black & white print editions were put out by Wingnut Games in the early 2000's. Color print editions are now also available.

It's just a bit of fun, and not to be taken too seriously. I started it as a way to draw the things I love and to learn the craft of making comics. Admittedly, it's a bit uneven at first, but it evolved and improved over the years as I began to figure out what I was doing. It's a little anarchic, so I give it a PG-13 rating for mild innuendo, occasional violence, and generally inappropriate behavior.

After finishing Pewfell, I went on to illustrate a bunch of boardgames for Minion Games, including 'Those Pesky Humans' and 'Legitimacy', which are in a similar vein. 

So, enjoy and if you read it, post a review to let me know what you think!

Chuck


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Solid laughs, funny characters, and ludicrous plot points from start to finish.
—Marc Mason, ComicsWaitingRoom.com

An online comic masterpiece.
—Carson Fire, ElfLife

Creative, outrageous, and original—this is an excellent fantasy comic!
—Alden Scott Crow, Zine World

With Pewfell, Chuck Whelon has established himself as the Terry Pratchett of webcomics.
-- Kevin Moore

 
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January 28th, 2010
This free introduction to the series is fun, with some setting ideas worth grabbing too. I don't know the history of this comic at all, but some odd layout towards the end almost suggests they've brought together some shorter strips and wrapped an extende [...]
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May 11th, 2009
Very funny stuff! I've got this and the next four issues now...looking forward to digging for more. The PDF edition is a good clean read; if you like Groo, KotD, Robert Aspirin or even Thrud, then you'll like Pewfell, too. [...]
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April 6th, 2009
This was a very pleasant surprise. The format, alternating between long-form stories and shorter, 4-panel gags, really worked for me. The artist's style reminds me of classic Bode-family 70's era comic fantasy, but with a somewhat more modern touch added [...]
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