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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:

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1. Pewfell
The hero of these tales is an extremely useless wizard who never officially graduated from sorcery school. 

2. Tina the Warrior Princess
Pure of heart and valiant of spirit, Pewfell’s wife was raised to hold her own among the rough and unwashed Nordic warriors of her father’s clan.

3. Gnoma
This small, blue pest squats in Pewfell’s basement and does all in her power to make him miserable.

4. Lillypad
Pewfell’s college roommate was partially turned into a toad in his magical resistivety finals. Lillypad now works as restaurant critic for the Spirekassle Gazette.

5. Podrick and Pankratz
As infants, Pewfell and Tina’s twin boys were accidentally placed inside a powerful magical artifact known as the ‘Thrones of Chaos’. The wizards at the university say they should be fine as long as they keep taking their pills.

6. Rødnez
Tina’s steed and household pet is an affectionate vegan wyvern. 

7. Bish Bathenwell
Cyborg cleric devoted the goddess Hornbag, an obscure deity that no-one else has ever heard of. Though Hornbag appears to be a product of Bish’s deranged mechanical mind, his faith and it’s accompanying vow of chastity remain unshakable.

8. Pedwyn, Alias: “The Jackal”
Pedwyn is a free spirit who loves life and loathes only boredom. Though he believes himself to be of good moral character, he often finds that crime is the most efficient way to earn a living.

9. Fug the Barbarian
Fug’s easy-going and peaceful nature is somewhat hampered by massively destructive fits of berserker rage that warp his body into a twisted and uncontrollable killing machine.

10. Kolin Kook
Bish’s loyal but hopelessly vacant acolyte.

11. Bogbrian
Landlord of Pewfell’s local, the Hog’s Nuts Sports Bar and Grille.

12. Petronio Politicus
Behind his foppish exterior, Pewfell’s attorney is devious, deadly, and completely untrustworthy.

13. Captain Radula
Long-suffering chief of the Spirekassle City Sewer Patrol.

14. Brother Bardy
A clerical cousin of Pewfell’s who serves as an acolyte in the Black Church of Baphommet, Devil Lord of the Twelve and a Half Hells and as bassist in a popular punk rock band.

15. Cuthpert Codpeace
Spirekassle’s wealthiest and most well respected businessmen. Cuthpert is determined to see the city grow as prosperous and cosmopolitan as any in the world.

16. Lurgi
Ancient demon who has adapted to the modern world by opening up a successful chain of Magic Shoppe franchises.

For more in-depth info on the characters and the setting see the world page.

About the series:

Pewfell_276x450I 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 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.

Some of my inspirations for Pewfell include the comic strip work of E.C. SegarGoscinny & Uderzo Gilbert Shelton and the books of the, apparently not in-fact, immortal Terry Pratchett.

– Chuck Whelon 2015

Learn more about me in this extensive tell-all interview I gave to

Enjoy the strip!


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,

An online comic masterpiece.
Carson Fire , Creator of ElfLife

Chris Adams, Creator of Yamara

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

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