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Pewfell is a humorous comic book sitcom set on the medieval fantasy world of Urf. It stars irresponsible wizard Pewfell, his wife Tina the warrior princess wife, and Gnoma, a small blue pest who squats in their sideboard. Pewfell's a bit of a slacker, but he scratches out a living selling potions and, when things get really desperate, going on adventures.

Pewfell: The Comic Fantasy Comic

In this first issue: Meet Pewfell, a slacker wizard who lives in the fabulous city of Spirekassle. He's married to Tina the warrior princess and works a day job in a local pharmacy. When Tina has to take a month off due to a shortage of orc settlements to pillage, Pewfell must find other ways to supplement his income...

Pewfell is written, illustrated and published by me, Chuck Whelon, with additional material by my occasional co-writer Adam Prosser. I started the strip as a way to draw the things I love and it has evolved and improved over the years as I've mastered the craft of making comics. It's very silly and kind of anarchic. It contains mild sexual innuendo, gratuitously graphic violence, magical component abuse and generally inappropriate behavior. So, consider yourself warned.


This first issue is a compilation of some of my earliest work on the strip, retroactively edited together to form a general overview of the characters and setting. Not much plot here, just some short stories and one-off gags. If you like it, the series continues in much the same vein over the next 3 issues. Then the plot starts building, with issues #5-14 forming one epic story arc, and issues #15-20 another. The latest story arc, entitled "Green Achers", begins in issue #21.

Pewfell began as a self-published 'zine in the 1990s, and became a daily webcomic around the year 2000. In 2001 it was picked up by professional webcomics portal, which is where the material from issue# 9 onwards first appeared. A series of black & white print editions were put out by Wingnut Games in the early 2000's. Color print editions are now also available from Planet Urf Entertanment and here on DriveThru.

Pewfell is still ongoing, and new issues are added here on DriveThru as they are completed. For the very latest strips, become a Pewfell patron at and you'll get to see the newest episodes a couple of months before anyone else.

I am also the creator of the boardgame 'Legitimacy', published by Minion Games, available here on DriveThru in a Print-on-Demand Edition. I've illustrated a bunch of other boardgames for Minion, including 'Those Pesky Humans', 'Tahiti', 'Grave Business', 'Battle Merchants' & 'Nile'. I also did all the cartoons for Goodman Games' Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG rulebook, and a bunch of artwork for several of their DCCRPG modules. Click the names to find them here on DriveThru.




Solid laughs, funny characters, and ludicrous plot points from start to finish.
—Marc Mason,

An online comic masterpiece.
—Carson Fire, ElfLife

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

With Pewfell, Chuck Whelon has established himself as the Terry Pratchett of webcomics.
-- Kevin Moore

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January 28th, 2010
This free introduction to the series is fun, with some setting ideas worth grabbing too. I don't know the history of this comic at all, but some odd layout towards the end almost suggests they've brought together some shorter strips and wrapped an exte [...]
May 11th, 2009
Very funny stuff! I've got this and the next four issues now...looking forward to digging for more. The PDF edition is a good clean read; if you like Groo, KotD, Robert Aspirin or even Thrud, then you'll like Pewfell, too. [...]
April 6th, 2009
This was a very pleasant surprise. The format, alternating between long-form stories and shorter, 4-panel gags, really worked for me. The artist's style reminds me of classic Bode-family 70's era comic fantasy, but with a somewhat more modern touch add [...]
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