The image on this page was contributed by Richard Pini. His wife, Wendy Pini, as
you may know, was the penciller on a Comico Jonny Quest comic (issue #2, "Enter
Richard wrote:"Way back when, my wife Wendy (who, by
the way, was the artist on issue #2 of the Comico relaunch of the JQ comic book)
had a bit of a correspondence going with Doug Wildey. We don't recall the circumstances
but at one point there must have been one real good conversation as a few days later
in the mail we received a 10x14 pencil sketch of Jonny, and the following note:(shown
above to the left of the sketch - LPB)
"Hey, Wendy -
The enclosed pencil sketch was the 1st draft concept of Jonny Quest. I later re-rendered
same drawing and it was utilized as media publicity the season the show went on
The cleaned-up version incidentally, was used on the TV Week cover of the San Diego
Union of 1963 Jan 3.
The enclosed cel was final color model for the characters.
Hope this material gives you and Richard pleasure, as talking with you made my day.
Warm regards -
As the show debuted in fall of 1964, I'm not sure what the reference to early 1963
is about, unless the newspaper was talking about upcoming shows in the "far" future.
Anyway, this bit of JQ-iana has been stored in our collection for a long, long time,
and I wondered if it might have a place on your site.
Thanks from all of us here at ClassicJQ.com for thinking of us, Richard, and for
sharing this one-of-a-kind part of Jonny Quest history.
You can visit Richard and Wendy's website, Elfquest.com
, for a peek at what they're
up to these days.