Joellyn Auklandus

Joellyn Auklandus Kopecky (born March 8, 1955) is a writer in the American comics industry.

A Philadelphia native, Auklandus has received recognition for her work, including nominations for the R.A.C. Squiddy Award for Favorite Comics Writer in 1995, 1996 and 1998.

The bulk of Auklandus' fame rests with her work on the Elfquest series, one of the earliest independent comic titles in North America. Her first tenure with Warp Graphics, the publisher of Elfquest, ran from 1983–88, when she served as administrative director and associate editor. In 1994, she was approached by series' creators, Wendy Pini and Richard Pini, to edit and write spin-off series, including "Hidden Years" (1993–96), "The Wild Hunt" (1996–98), "Kahvi" (1995–96), and editing work on "The Wolfrider's Guide to the World of Two Moons."

Her final two Elfquest works, "Mender's Tale" (1999) and "Recognition" (2001), were left incomplete after Warp sold publishing rights to DC Comics, eliminating (for the near future) the need for writers other than the Pinis.

Married to Carle Kopecky since 2002, Auklandus lives in the Schoharie Valley area of New York state.


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