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I'll soon be on a flight back to Barcelona and, sitting in the hotel lobby, I just wanted to write down what an awesome time I had at London Super Comic Con this weekend while the feeling was still fresh.

This was my first con as an exhibitor and the first hour or so was completely nerve wracking. I panicked inside and I was absolutely certain I wouldn't sell a thing for a while but, soon after they opened the doors to the public, I got my first commission (thanks, Paul!) and they didn't stop coming after that. I actually had to start writing the names and characters down on a piece of paper so I could remember what I had to work on next. I had an actual commissions list! It completely blew my expectations out of the water.

So a huge, huge thank you to all the people that supported me. Not only the ones who bought stuff but those that stopped by to say a kind word or two just as much. Those that seemed literally shocked that I didn't work in comics yet and their simple "it's a matter of time." The kids that looked wide-eyed at the stuff I had on display. The ones that, after looking at my Cowboy Bebop print, allowed me to join them in reminiscing about the show. The guy that entrusted my with his Dan Slott signed Superior Spidey sketch cover. My kind neighbors at the Artist Alley. The complete pros that handled the event. A massive thank you goes out to all of you.

It's a strange feeling to have done so many pieces these couple of days and knowing that I might never see again. Because I was so busy, I unfortunately didn't get a chance to make my way to any of the portfolio reviews and I didn't see much of the con either but that's a small price to pay for being on the other side of the fence.

So thanks again to all and yeah, will definitely be back next year.



I'll be at LSCC on March 15 and 16 at Artist Alley table #A96 so if you're in the area, do stop by and say hi! Here's a lowdown of what I'll have there.

PRINTS:

I'll have the following for sale as A3-ish size prints (many thanks to those that voted in my poll regarding these):

XIX Salon del Manga entry:
XIX Salon del Manga poster entry by SebastianvonBuchwald

Dark Judges:
Dark Judges by SebastianvonBuchwald

Batgirl Redesign
Batgirl Redesign by SebastianvonBuchwald

Mushroom Samba
Mushroom Samba by SebastianvonBuchwald

Psyclocke and Storm:
Psylocke and Storm by SebastianvonBuchwald

If you'll be attending and you want a print of something other than these 5 pieces drop me a note and I'll be happy to make a copy of it just for you. Keep in mind that I may not have high res files for some of my earlier stuff at this time but most of my newer stuff is good to go.

I'll be having around a dozen to 15 of each print. The price for these prints is still undecided but I'll try to make them as cheap as possible. The original inked art for the Dark Judges piece will also be up for sale. It'll be quite pricier though, again, the exact amount is still undecided.

COMMISSIONS: 

COPICS: Superior Spider-Man by SebastianvonBuchwald COPICS: She-Hulk by SebastianvonBuchwald COPICS: Iceman by SebastianvonBuchwald

I'll also be selling ink and copic commissions on the show floor on A4 bristol (like the one above) and they'll run for £50 a pop. I don't know how busy I'll be (if at all) but I can do pre-show commissions as well. Just send me a note, I'll complete it prior to the show and then just stop by to pick it up. :)

 I'll copy and paste this to my journal and the post will be on the front page until the con for easy access. 

Hope to see some of you guys/gals there!
So I'm going to London for a comic con and it's my first time and I'm super excited. I'm looking to sell some prints but I'm having a hard time deciding which. I know of 3 which I'll be taking for sure but other than that I have no idea.

I've made a poll so please, please vote and let me know.

If you have a suggestion other than the ones I've picked then go ahead. 
  • Listening to: MS MR
  • Reading: Red Mars
  • Watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • Playing: Jazzpunk

kotaku.com/mario-gets-angry-go…

Not long after my first DD (of many more, I hope) do I get a write-up on Kotaku about my Mario Versus Series. 

This is pretty sweet and I'm really happy to see that my work is getting some more traction online.

Many thanks to Gergo Vas and, once again, a warm welcome to all new watchers!
  • Listening to: MS MR
  • Reading: Red Mars
  • Watching: SHIELD
  • Playing: Team Fortress 2
XIX Salon del Manga poster entry by SebastianvonBuchwald

You guys are the best!

I'm super tickled right now.

I'll be replying to all your comments over the course of the day and to all new watchers, welcome aboard! :)
  • Listening to: DmC soundtrack
  • Reading: Starship Troopers
  • Watching: Seinfeld
  • Playing: DmC
So I'm doing a 3rd (and final?) version of my Lantern Draft (fav.me/d2ozcho) which I plan to sell prints of in the near future and I'm looking for some assistance.

I've always wanted to incorporate Black and White Lanters into the set but I've failed at coming up with decent picks for them so, basically, I need fictional characters that represent life and death to put as White and Black Lanterns respectively. I prefer that they don't already overlap with series that other characters in the set originate from, i.e. Star Wars, LotR, etc. It's harder than you think without going for obvious things like the Grim Reaper (who is basically Nekron anyway) and some sort of deity. Death from the Endless is tempting but doesn't work as a Black Lantern at all.

I can't promise inclusion but if you guys can come up with great choices I'll definitely try to put them in.

Thanks!
  • Reading: Fahrenheit 451
  • Watching: Dr. Who (Matt Smith FTW)

Maybe soon....

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 8:18 PM


So yeah, the lack of goodies over the past two months means exactly what you might think: no laptop still. The guys at the repair shop couldn't do a thing so I basically have to buy a new one. 

I had to get a replacement and, without getting into it too much, I bought a laptop online and, lo and behold, they think, for whatever reason, that my account was fraudulent. So I haven't received anything yet but the money is no longer in my account so I dunno. It's been a frustrating few weeks needless to say but I'm hoping to get this resolved soon.

Some of you have asked for commissions and, once I'm up and drawing again, I'll send be sure to let you guys now how that stands. I'll first need to finish up a pending commission for a kind, patient man that has been waiting for over 2 months now.

I have some cool things to announce for next year so yeah, soon I hope. 


  • Listening to: METAL!
  • Reading: Point Counter Point
  • Watching: Shingeki no Kyojin
  • Playing: Arkham City

So hey, guess what?

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 7:53 PM


Computer problems again.

Sigh.

I've sent it in for repairs again and I've been drawing on my sketchbook and inking some comic pages which I'll post at some point. Getting really behind on commissions though. Feel pretty awful about that. 

But I penciled Mario vs. Bubsy. Will ink it later and will probably try to get at least a couple of more fights ready on paper by the time I get my laptop back. It'll be a while before I actually color them but at least it's something. Not much else I can do for now. 

Just thought I'd give you guys and gals an update.

That's it for now.  


  • Listening to: Random Access Memories
  • Reading: 1Q84
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Sleeping Dogs

Ups and downs...

Sat May 25, 2013, 6:59 PM


Finally got my laptop back. Yay! Now I can finally wrap up those commissions and start working on some more stuff.

On the downside, my e-mail was hacked yesterday so if we've ever been in contact and you got an e-mail from me with a weird link, send it straight to the trash. I'm switching to GMail and my e-mail henceforth is svonbuchwald (at) gmail (dot) com.

Goodies coming soon.

  • Reading: American Gods
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Demon's Souls (20hrs)

So yeah, my computer is shot...

Tue May 14, 2013, 7:35 PM


I have one of those laptops with the swivelly screen and the part the allows the swivelly action is completely broken. It's been very loose for a while but a couple of days ago I damn near broke the screen off when I tried to flip the screen over to get some drawing done. So I've sent it in for repairs and it's gonna be a week they say and I hope it's returned to me like I sent it.

It's a real bummer because I have pending commissions and a bunch of personal pieces I want to work on. So apologies to those who are waiting.

It's gonna be pencil and paper for a while, I guess.

But yeah, that's my update for this week.

  • Reading: American Gods
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Demon's Souls
  • Eating: Too much food.


I have a bunch of these Mario fights now and they usually drive the most traffic and get the most faves so a friend suggested that I sell a high res download of them (on the cheap side, of course) or maybe even a book version. The legality of it is a concern of mine of course but, for now, I'm curious to see what the interest in something like that would be.

I've set up a poll here (it's where I have the most followers relative to other social sites) that will run indefinitely so please vote and leave a comment here with thoughts or suggestions about this idea.

Keep in mind that this won't stop me from posting them here as usual. I have no plans to withhold any of them from you guys/gals. I'm just trying to make a couple of bucks out of all this work and hey, maybe you'll get something nice to put on your shelf too!

Thanks in advance!

  • Reading: 2001
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Spec Ops: The Line

Mario vs. Luigi will be the 50th.

Thu Mar 21, 2013, 4:52 PM


This is an unnecessarily early announcement but I've decided that the 50th piece in my Mario Versus Series will be Mario vs. Luigi. I've stayed away from Nintendo characters (and will probably continue to do so post-50) but 50 is a nice round number that's worthy of something special so that'll be it. Mario vs. Kratos was only my 39th so it's still ways off (we might be looking at next year even) but hey, something to look forward to, I guess.

I've already thought about how it's gonna go down and here's a hint: it'll be the GC incarnations of the characters. Take that as you will. ;)

As a sidenote, I was on vacation recently hence the lack of new goodies. Hoping to get back into things soon though.

Finally, to all my new watchers: Welcome aboard!

  • Reading: Origin of the Species
  • Watching: Louie
  • Playing: Walking Dead

Pretty much as I expected.

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:03 AM


The poll went pretty much as I expected. Many of you will be happy to know that Kratos won easily (he'll come after Rayman gets colored) and then, though a close fight, Crono followed by Sub Zero. I already know how Kratos (tease: Titan) and Crono (tease: Epoch) will go down and, thankfully, I have plenty of time to think about the Sub-Zero match.

I have some commissions coming so I don't know when I'll get to these but, you know, they'll come and will hopefully be worth the wait.

Thanks for voting!

  • Listening to: The Prodigy
  • Reading: Heir to the Empire
  • Playing: Infamous 2


Rayman is penciled, inked and scanned so it'll roll out sometime in the future (after my upcoming Thor piece probably).

The next contestants will be Crono from Chrono Trigger (because I absolutely love the series), Kratos from God of War (very frequent request) or Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat (it was either him or Scorpion and I've played enough with fire so I want to do one of these fights with ice).  

I'll probably sandwich these between my own choices as I did last time.  

Vote away!

  • Listening to: Pleather for Breakfast
  • Reading: Heir to the Empire
  • Watching: Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Playing: Infamous 2

The Goon Kickstarter

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 8:03 AM


Fine, fine, the Spy got an overwhelming victory over the rest of the classes so he'll be the next TF2 character to go up against Mario.

But let's take a look at other, far more important things going on in the arts.

It's not very often that I'll throw in a plug for other people's work. Heck, it's not often that I'll throw a plug for my own stuff. Nonetheless, this particular project is something that I've felt very passionately about for a few years now: It's a Kickstarter for a potential movie based on Eric Powell's The Goon (or a story reel of it rather) and it just NEEDS to happen.

Tired of animated movies being of nothing but talking animals? Want a feature animated film with foul language, great characters and beautiful animation? You'll find this in The Goon movie. Don't believe me? Just watch the animation test and turn yourself in to the awesomeness of what a Goon movie could be. (/vendor voice off)

I have only a little over 900 watchers but if only a small percentage of you pledge and/or spread the word then I feel I've done my part to make this happen. There's only 9 days to go and it's barely over the halfway mark and I'd be really bummed out if this doesn't make it. I mean, David Fincher wants to direct this for god's sake!

Tl;Dr: Go here www.kickstarter.com/projects/6…, watch the Proof of Concept and, if you like what you see, throw some money down to make this happen.

  • Listening to: Drive Soundtrack
  • Reading: Atlas Shrugged
  • Playing: Hotline Miami, Scream Fortress 2

Mario vs. BLU

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:50 PM


With Lara done, I have two more poll winners and two of my picks to work on. Pretty sure I'll do the kid from Bastion next (with Mario in Hammer Bros. suit), then Doomguy (from poll) then ??? then Rayman (also from poll). The latest poll that'll be running shortly is in regards to the ??? on that list.

Eventually, I want to face Mario against each of the TF2 classes. I think it's time for the next one so I'm squeezing it in between Doomguy and Rayman. Since I really have no idea who to do next, I'm letting you guys relieve me of the hard choices once again. So the poll is to decide which TF2 character will be done next. I know this piece is still ways off but I like to start thinking about these with a good amount of time.

Keep in mind that The Heavy and The Pyro are already done.

  • Reading: Atlas Shrugged
  • Playing: FFIV and Picross 3D on DS

A super awesome birthday present...

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 1:04 AM


dA member MrPr1993 went out of his way for my birthday earlier this month and made this for me:

Mario vs. Sebastian by MrPr1993

I just wanted to share it because it's a such lovely gesture (and because I look super buff and manly).

I tip my hat to him once again.

  • Listening to: Aria - Hirasawa Susumu
  • Reading: Neuromancer
  • Playing: Nothing. :(

Username change.

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 4:47 AM


Just a heads-up to let you guys/gals know that I changed my username to my real name because it seems like the sensible thing to do. Even though my real name was always there in my profile, I feel this will cut the middle man so to speak. Hope it's not terribly confusing or off-putting.

And I'm still terribly busy but I hope to get some stuff finished as soon as I get a breather.

Also getting closer and closer to that 1000th watcher so thanks for the support.

I plan on doing another sexy piece to celebrate that. :)

  • Listening to: Do You Believe in Magic
  • Reading: Extra Lives
  • Watching: Teknoman
  • Playing: TF2, baby.

Aaaaand it's a three-way!

Mon May 28, 2012, 9:46 AM


Mario vs. Banjo and Kazooie it is.

Then we got Lara Croft, Doomguy and Rayman in that order.

First I'll finish up my current fight (line work is done but coloring will be tricky) and then I'll go ahead with B&K. I kinda like the idea of alternating (mostly because there's this character I remembered that I just HAVE to do) so it'll be a poll winner sandwiched between my personal choices. That way I can tackle the more recognizable characters from the polls but still do others that people might not even realize they want.

That should keep my Mario Versus schedule quite full for the next few months.

I'm on the Tumblr.

Tue May 22, 2012, 10:37 PM


Hey, just a heads-up to let you know that I've started a blog on Tumblr. I guess that officially means I'm pretty much everywhere now. You can't escape me.

I'll be posting there most of what you see here plus whatever ramblings I write for my website. It's pretty lonely there right now so follow me and spread the love if you're into the whole Tumblr business.

svonbuchwald.tumblr.com/

Cheers!