The Pewfell webcomic series is a humorous, semi-autobiographical, epic fantasy, domestic comedy. It is set on the post-apocalyptic, medieval world of Urf. It stars irresponsible and mostly-useless wizard Pewfell, his incredible warrior wife, and the annoying little gnome who squats in their sideboard. Pewfell’s a bit of a slacker who spends too much time at the pub, but he scratches out a living selling potions and, when things get really desperate, going on adventures.
Meet the Characters:
2. Tina the Warrior Princess
5. Podrick and Pankratz
7. Bish Bathenwell
8. Pedwyn, Alias: “The Jackal”
9. Fug the Barbarian
10. Kolin Kook
12. Petronio Politicus
13. Captain Radula
14. Brother Bardy
15. Cuthpert Codpeace
For more in-depth info on the characters and the setting see the world page.
About the series:
I first made Pewfell as a black & white zine in the early 1990s and began running it as daily webcomic in 2001. It was one of the charter strips offered as part of the late, great Joey Manley’s pioneering professional webcomics site ModernTales.com when that site launched in 2002. Pewfell appeared in the documentary film ‘Adventures Into Digital Comics ‘ and was featured in the book ‘Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning‘ by Stephen Withrow.
Pewfell’s always roughly the same age as me. Over the years we’ve both evolved. I’ve grown as an artist and storyteller, and Pewfell’s become a pretty decent husband and father. But he hasn’t really improved as a wizard.
Pewfell sprung out of my demented urge to create original characters and stories. Though I do enjoy the corporate-owned licensed characters of popular culture as much as the next guy, I’m never much interested in drawing them. Pewfell’s always been the place where I get to do whatever the hell I feel like doing. As a result it does tend to vary a bit in tone. Mostly it’s fine family entertainment, but often it’s inappropriate for kids. This makes it more-or-less un-marketable, but if anyone’s asking, I’m open to offers. I know exactly who I’d like to cast in the movie, and I recon it would get a PG-13 rating.
– Chuck Whelon 2015
Learn more about me in this extensive tell-all interview I gave to ComicBookAndMovieReviews.com
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Here are some musical highlights from the first 20 years of Pewfell:
Here are some nice things others have had to say about Pewfell:
Pewfell is kick ass, with extra kick left over in case more ass shows up.
—Jerry Holkins, Penny Arcade
Solid laughs, funny characters, and ludicrous plot points from start to finish. This remains one of my favorite indy sleepers: a satisfying little book.
Marc Mason, ComicsWaitingRoom.com
An online comic masterpiece.
Carson Fire , Creator of ElfLife
PORFINGLES KICKS HARRY POTTER’S SKINNY LITTLE QUIDDICH-PLAYING BE-HIND!!!
Chris Adams, Creator of Yamara
Creative, outrageous, and original – this is an excellent fantasy comic!
Alden Scott Crow. Zine World