Thursday, March 26, 2009
It has been just over two years since Drew passed and I still miss him every day. He was a very good friend and it's been hard dealing with the loss. To many of you, he was just an artist - the man who illustrated and wrote the comic that you love so well. To a few of us, he was more than that...like his close friends and his daughter.
Over the last few years, I've lost quite a few people in my life, and I have to say that Drew was the hardest to lose. He was close to my age and we used to hang out a LOT. Beyond his artistic and storytelling abilities, he was a good man. He was a good father, a wonderful conversationalist, and loyal to his fans. I hope you'll all join me in a moment of respect for someone who meant something special to all of us.
We miss you, Drew.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Poison Elves Wiki. Because I am insane.
Here is a list of all the starter pages so far. Please feel free to add or edit anything and everything.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Long time no post in my own community. For shame.
Anyway, I've been thinking of writing a Cyn/Winston manifesto for ship_manifesto to get people interested in Poison Elves who might otherwise overlook it.
So I wonder: What are your impressions of the characters of Cynthia and Winston, and how do you perceive their un-resolved fling?
Here is their most detailed scene together, to get your gears moving.
Monday, March 3, 2008
I've read the comics/trades for a while but just discovered this LJ. Amazingly there is not much out there on the web about PE.
I'm looking for photos of Luce, and any ideas on making the ears for a costume. I've searched Cosplay but havent come up with anything.
Anyone have any ideas?
Friday, January 4, 2008
Has anyone else seen it? My husband and I both thought it was a good wrap-up/memorial for Drew.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Robb Horan
Sirius Entertainment Inc.
POISON ELVES 80, Final Issue by Creator Drew Hayes Coming In November
July 17, 2007 Unadilla, NY- Sirius Entertainment is proud to announce the November release of POISON ELVES 80 by Drew Hayes, in both regular and limited editions. This issue, the first released since September of 2004, will also be the final issue by creator Drew Hayes.
In a celebration of the maverick creator's life and work, Sirius will also be offering an exquisite, original POISON ELVES Pencil Sketch Portfolio by Drew and the full-length, rockabilly audio CD, "PSYCHO GO-GO!" by Drew Hayes and THE MISFORTUNES.
The untimely passing of this iconic auteur back in the spring of 2007 was met with heartfelt distress by his legion of fans, who had eagerly anticipated the continuation of Drew's original fantasy epic. Since his initial hospitalization back in June of 2002, Drew managed to complete issues 71 through 79 of the series, though readers were ultimately left with a cliff-hanger.
It is no exaggeration to say that the work Drew completed most recently was some of the finest in his 15 years of publishing. The material collected for POISON ELVES 80 is no exception to that. The limited edition of PE 80 will feature alternate cover art by Drew and come with an exclusive mini-comic reproduced directly from his sketch book.
The POISON ELVES saga is a sprawling, decade's long fantasy epic which Drew had plotted out through several hundred issues. It is a story of war, intrigue and heartbreak detailing the struggle between Elvin armies, treacherous trolls, goblin monsters and some very desperate humans as they fight for survival and the supremacy of AMRAHLYNN.
POISON ELVES 80 will consist of a series of vignettes, culled from both finished and un-finished pages by Drew, pointing in the direction of where the saga was headed when he died. Additional material is being provided by Drew's long-time editor, Keith Davidsen who was the only writer ever supported by Drew to do spin-off stories from his work. There will also be contributions from Sirius publisher Robb Horan, Drew's daughter Mary Hayes and a few surprise friends.
Perhaps most significantly, PE 80 will include the return of DEATHREATS, the popular forum of POISON ELVES fans worldwide, where Drew will be remembered by those he was most fond of - his readers. For information on how to submit your thoughts to this special tribute, readers should visit the Letter from the Director page at www.CosmicTherapy.com for instructions.
Finally, PE 80 will reveal the possible futures of this important graphic novel in-progress.
Drew Hayes, the writer and illustrator of POISON ELVES, died in his hometown of Bellingham, Washington in April of 2007. Drew had a heart attack while suffering from pneumonia. He is survived by his daughter, Mary and his mother, Sharon.
Drew Hayes entered the comic book field in 1991 by self-publishing his cult-hit series, I, LUSIPHUR. Over the next four years, he published twenty issues (collected in POISON ELVES: THE MULEHIDE YEARS trade paperback), changed the series title to POISON ELVES, and became known as one of the most singular and respected voices in the self-publishing world. In a bold transition, Hayes brought POISON ELVES under the Sirius Entertainment banner, where his creative freedom remained wholly intact. The last completed issue of the on-going series was issue 79, published by Sirius in September of 2004. Hayes' total output has surpassed 100 issues, many of which are collected in the eleven POISON ELVES trade paperbacks.
Friday, April 6, 2007
I've received word from Robb concerning a memorial fund set up for Drew's family as well as the future state of Poison Elves. Also, for those of you interested in the cosplaying tribute, keep an eye on this journal for updates.
A number of people have written to express their concern for the well-being of Drew Hayes' 14 year old daughter. Drew's mother has asked me to share this with you;
"Thank you for all of your kind e-mails during this difficult time. It has been an overwhelming experience for me to see how many lives Drew touched and how he was loved.
Many of Drew's friends have asked if they could make a donation for his daughter, Mary. In response, I have set up a Drew Hayes Memorial Fund for that purpose.
Donations can be sent to:
"Drew Hayes Memorial Fund" Account #260363
Whatcom Educational Credit Union
PO Box 9750
Bellingham WA 98227-9750
These funds are earmarked for Mary's college years and for no other purpose. Thank you once again for all of your comforting words.
Sharon (Drew's mother)"
In addition, Sharon and I have started the process of reviewing the material that Drew had been working on since POISON ELVES #79 came out. The images I have included in this letter are scenes from POISON ELVES #80.
As to the oft asked question of whether or not Drew's storyline will continue, I can only say that the possibility exists. If Sharon and Mary were to approve such a project, as Drew's friend and publisher, I can assure you that it would only be done if the quality could be guaranteed, no matter how long that may take.
POISON ELVES Volume 11 remains on schedule for a Summer 2007 release. Please watch for more e-mails from me for the latest on other Drew Hayes and POISON ELVES projects.
In the meantime, the most extensive selection of POISON ELVES and Drew Hayes items remain available at our website.
We will continue to forward your letters to Drew's family for as long as you all have something to say. Please send your thoughts to info@CosmicTherapy.com
Thanks for reading. Your support is appreciated.
Robb Horan, publisher
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I am sure many of you have been just as shocked and dismayed by the early passing of Drew as I am. He was a great inspiration to me with his unique art style and his ability to spin a tale that wove together fantasy, violence, humor, and insanely pointed ears in a way only he knew how. Not only that, but he fought, tooth and nail, to keep his vision his own and push his comic to the limits of independent publishing. Imagine my excitement when I heard there might be a possibility of meeting him at Dragon Con!
Alas, I will never get the chance now, but I hope to say goodbye in my own way. In honor of Drew, I am planning to cosplay as Lusiphur in his female form at this year's Dragon Con in Atlanta. I would like to start a website of all the cosplayers who will be dressing up this year in honor of Drew, as well as contact the Dragon Con staff about setting up a memorial.
If you would like to participate in this website tribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew never gave up on his vision and I hope that we can keep his stories and dreams alive in our memories.
Monday, March 26, 2007
(Will cross-post this to the Guild and the PE LJ)
I had a thought... Is there anyway we could contact a staff member/organizer of San Diego Comicon and ask if they could do some sort of tribute or nod to Drew?
And who else is gonna dress up as a PE character for Halloween this year? Just in tribute?
Oh, and does anyone know what's going to happen to PE?
Friday, March 23, 2007
I just got this e-mail sent out by Robb Horan of Sirius Comics, the company that's been publishing POISON ELVES.
Many of you have written to us asking about the well-being of Drew Hayes.
I am saddened to report that Drew Hayes, the maverick creator of POISON ELVES, has died in his hometown of Bellingham, Washington. Drew had a heart attack while suffering from pneumonia. He is survived by his daughter, Mary and his mother, Sharon.
Drew had been hospitalized more than once over the last several years, but his return to good health had seemed imminent, so the suddenness of his passing was an unexpected shock to myself and others that knew him. Drew was 37 years old.
I last spoke to Drew in January, when he was arranging to submit his original cover for POISON ELVES Volume 11. Drew remained sincerely comitted to creating his best work ever in the years ahead. He had proposed re-launching the series with issue #80 and returning to a quarterly schedule in 2007. He was clear that that was his goal and his intention.
He was a loyal and genuine friend to me, my family and the family of creators at Sirius Entertainment. He is sorely missed.
If you would like to share your thoughts with Drew's family, please send your e-mails to info@CosmicTherapy.com
Robb Horan, publisher
This is the most fucked up thing since Joey Ramone or Dimebag Darrell died. I'm sitting here at work typing this when I should be doing something else, and I'm really upest by this because this guy was my hero. This guy was telling the baddest story on the planet and he was this awesome motherfucker that I felt like I knew like a best friend.
Now he's gone.
I don't know what else to say.
Sunday, October 8, 2006
... Im sure this is a common question, but does anyone know whats going on with Drew and Poison Elves these days? Ive been out of the loop, and when I tried to get my comic book guy to find some stuff, he said issues above #79 are out of print if they ever existed. He couldnt find word on the current state of PE, though he has a couple of lines still pending answers.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Just finished watching Sin City and frankly, I highly recommend this film.
Also, this is how I envisage a Poison Elves film being done.
Friday, July 29, 2005
Monday, June 13, 2005
You guys know about this?
Sunday, May 1, 2005
I've been into Poison Elves for what now? A few years? It's hard to even find a website that keeps track of the issues, etc. ^^ However, I think the storyline is going well, even though now I'm unable to follow it.
I guess this is an introduction. I fell upon this community in hopes that someone would be willing to give my poison elves collection a home? I'm moving, and I won't have room for them. T_T
If you're interested, click ( hereCollapse )
I'm seriously not trying to spam. I just want good homes for them. <3 Agh, what else is there to say? Other than my mother absolutely flipped when I first started reading. She thought I was reading something about "the devil". :X
Monday, April 25, 2005
I just joined the comm-much like the guy who posted before me...so this seems a bit reduntant, doesn't it? Well...anyway, you all can call me Neko, I've been reading Poison Elves for about three or for years now (maybe five, sometimes with me its hard to tell). I loveHayes and his work, but unfortunatly have very limited time and resource to go out and actually buy stuff (I deal mostly in trades since anything smaller, like a regular comic usualy gets destroyed somehow, and trades are damn expensive), so needless to say, I'm quite behind on plot for PE and Lucifers exploits, I saw one cover that had him as a girl in a comic store in England and was like "OhhH! I can't wait to get to that!" but, I haven't yet **pouty face and throws a fit**
Ok....I think I'll stop rambling and stuff for a bit, but I wanted to ask one question: Online buying? Anyone know of a site that isn't gonna rip me off? I really hate having to drive into Salem every time I want a comicbook fix.
Thank you in advance!!
This rambling Intro was braught to you by
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Hey everybody, just wanted to say hello and give a proper introduction, that whole thing. My name's Ryan and I'm very new to Poison Elves (the comic and the fanom) so I thought I'd come here and see what everyone was like (monkeywrenches are thrown into the workings of most fandoms by my presence and what I seem to do, but this one just feels different. There's a nice vibe to the place).
Looking forward to seeing what I can learn from all this and maybe have a little fun, too? ;)
Be marvelous, all :)
Monday, March 21, 2005
My husband pointed out to me that there is a letter from Drew in the back of the most recent "Hyena" issue. He says that it might be a year before we see PE on the shelves, but he needs the time to recover. I think we can all understand that. Check out the letter and send your support to the contact info included if you can.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Drew is doing very well these days. He stopped by my aunt's house the other day. He is back into his own apartment and is healthy again. Just thought everyone would like to know.
Hopefully this means new books will be on their way to the publishers soon. =D
Saturday, January 8, 2005
hehehe... i knew i'd find you guys someday....
anyone know a good online source for back issues (other then ebay)? don't know how reliable my local shops are anymore, and i'm having a lazy computer saturday anyway.
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