Richard Pini was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After an outstanding academic career at school, he was accepted into MIT, where he received a degree in astrophysics.
A longtime fan of SF, while in college he began reading comic books.
After college, Richard took a position at Boston's Charles Hayden Planetarium. Later, he taught high school astronomy, and then worked for IBM until Elfquest became a full-time occupation. He was a member of CAPA-alpha.
He and Wendy both received the Inkpot Award for their work on Elfquest.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1982 -- InConJunction II, Coastcon 5
- 1983 -- Questcon, Texarkon 1983
- 1984 -- Nova 9, Maplecon 6, Circle Con, Western Recon
- 1985 -- Maplecon 7, (Coveted) Balrog Award
- 1987 -- Dreamcon 2, OKon 10
- 1990 -- AggieCon XXI
- 1997 -- NJAC 13
- 2000 -- Balticon 34
- 2013 -- Convolution 2013
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