Sunday, April 19, 2009


That's the address for our new site. You'll find much more content there! Be sure to change your bookmarks to the new address.

For those of you following us on RSS, you'll want to switch to this feed:

See you over there!

Monday, April 06, 2009

The NEW!

Some of you might have noticed the new little Rook City button on the right sidebar. Maybe you even clicked on it. Well, if you did, you noticed that there is a whole new site up for that webcomic. That was basically all I worked on over spring break. The entire site is much more streamlined now with a heck of a lot more content....

Not only can you still read the 50+ pages of Rook City that were up on the old site, but you can also read the second Rebuker story online for the first time. In addition, there is tons of info on all of the main characters, sketches, pin-ups, fan art, and even a suggested soundtrack. You can also download some free wallpapers and bookmarks!

Anyway, I hope you take the chance to check it out and let us know what you think. In the coming weeks, all of our comics are going to be revamped in this way... with many more pages for you to read for free! Rook City will also resume soon with regular updates.

Stay tuned, folks.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Planet Comicon 2009

Whew... another great con. "We'll never forget this one." That's what I said many times this weekend. Matt, Laura, and I drove up in the rain Saturday morning, despite the predictions that KC was in for a snowstorm later that day. We got setup, and things were pretty slow for the first hour. But after that we were plenty busy talking to people, selling books and prints, giving away bookmarks, and doing sketches for everyone who bought something. Everyone was worried about the turnout, but the con was pretty full most of the day, even as the snow started to fall outside.

We were lucky enough to get to sit by Matt Hawkins and Kyle Strahm, two local comics guys I knew from the Comic Creators Network. Below you can see Matt, along with a sketch of him that someone requested I draw when they bought a book.

Matt was there selling a new book collection of paper toys that he and others designed called Urban Paper. You should give it a look. Check out the awesomeness below (the close-up shows the one he designed)!

Kyle Strahm was cool enough to do a Rebuker sketch for me in his style. Definitely the freakiest version of any of my characters anyone has done. I love it!

And our buddy (and fellow Joplin Sketcher) Randy Rustin was there kickin' out some crazy watercolors...

Of course, there were a ton of great costumes there. I think Laura's favorite part of the con is getting pictures of all of them.

The snow starting falling really hard. Apparently even Cobra Commander had to call and get a ride...

The craziest part of the trip for us was leaving the con and trying to find a gas station, some food, and our hotel. Even though we were on a main road, the snow was still piled up about 6-8 inches. We eventually got to our hotel, only to be thwarted by the tiny hill of the parking lot. Much pushing and shoveling ensued, and we were rescued by a well-timed snowplow. We collapsed and dried out in our hotel room, and Matt and I finished up some sketches that people were coming back for the next day.
Sunday was warmer and sunny... the roads were no problem. We arrived back at the con well rested, only to find it was even busier! This was weird since usually Sunday is dead compared to Saturday. A very good kind of weird.

I think our favorite part of the whole con was meeting so many of you there. The response to our books was really great... everyone seemed to find something that appealed to them. Here's some of the awesome people who bought our stuff...

This lady teaches teaches middle school Social Studies, and her favorite character is Wonder Woman. So of course she requested a sketch of Wonder Woman teaching Social Studies. I think she liked it.

And hey, even Ash likes our books! How cool is that?

Here's a closer of view of some sketches we did...

By Seth:

By Matt:

So, once again this was a great con. We sold way more books than we had at any other event. We took 300 bookmarks with us and came back with none. This will definitely be a yearly tradition for us.

If you were there and stopped by... we really appreciate your support and encouragement. And we hope you stick around!

P.S. A few of you never came back for your requested sketch. If you can email me your name and what you requested, I'll snail mail those to you.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Headin' to KC

Well, we will be at Planet Comicon in Kansas City tomorrow and Sunday. If you're anywhere near there, we hope you brave the snow and make it out to it. It's a dang fun show, and we'd love to see you there!

Check back here for con photos in a few days...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Splattering ink with friends

If you haven't checked out Stefan Bucher's The Daily Monster, you need to. It's a creativity exercise where he splatters some ink, blows it around with compressed air, and turns into something interesting. We enjoyed making a mess with this on Saturday's Sketch Night. We had our biggest turnout so far, and everyone cranked out some crazy, fun stuff... check it out.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Hurley Con Wrap-up

Yesterday's Hurley Con was even more fun than last year. And last year was pretty dang fun. This year there was twice as much floor space and more than double the attendees. It's turning into a really great con, especially considering the size of Joplin. All four of us were there. Above you can see (left to right) Matt Meyers, Elton Gahr, Dusty Roberts (in the back), and me.

This was Matt's first ever time selling his stuff at a con, and he did great! His book, Decaying Death, was our best-selling book of the day. Not bad for your first book, huh?

In total, we had three new books to show off. Matt had his Sketchings #2, as well as the previously mentioned book. And all four of us worked on the new Random Ink #2, which was also our very first full-color comic. It sold well, and people really seemed to dig the cover.

We also had four posters to sell and ton of bookmarks that we gave away. Traffic was steady pretty much all day. A big "thank you" to all of you that stopped by! Some of you even mentioned this blog.

We did a ton of sketches all day long, since they were free with any purchase. Below you can see Matt sketching the villain from the upcoming Decaying Death #2. This is one of the best parts of the convention... getting these quick little assignments from people. Everything from our characters to Iron Man to an eyeball to a robotic elephant trapped in a water bottle. One of my students challenged me with that last one, believe it or not.
Overall, it felt like we took some big steps forward this year. More books, more stuff, better presentation, and more creators. We had a blast and the day seemed to fly by. Afterward, we got to hang out with some of the other local comics guys, and we talked about trying to do some more stuff together.

Don't worry... online previews of all these new books I mentioned are on their way. Stay tuned.

Next up... Kansas City Planet Comicon!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The cons are coming!

We are barely a week away from our first convention of the year... Joplin's own HURLEYCON. We're getting everything together for our table there. Elton, Matt, Dusty, and I will all be there this time, along with seven total comics for you to check out. If you're within driving distance, you should definitely try to make it. It's free admission, and it has literally doubled in size from last year. Come by and say hi! If you mention this blog, you can even get a free sketch...

Speaking of that con, I wanted to thank Jason Hurley for mentioning me and my Cartoon Studio at the high school when he was interviewed recently on a podcast (at about the 3/4 mark). That was cool of him.

We also wanted to let you know that we'll be attending Planet Comicon in Kansas City once again this year (March 28-29). This is the biggest show in the area, and a ton of great artists will be there. We're looking forward to having a great time up there!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sketch night hobos

Fresh sketches are up over on the Joplin Sketch Night blog. This time we were inspired by John Hodgman's list of 800 hobo names...

Check it out, if you dare.

Friday, February 06, 2009

A couple more sketches

Matt came over a couple days ago, and we drew each other's characters. Above is his take on Dimitri from the Vlad Squad. He said he wants to draw the other members, and I'm gonna hold him to that.

And below is my version of Monty, the main character from his new book, Decaying Death.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Fresh sketches

A new batch of sketches is up over on the JOPLIN SKETCH NIGHT BLOG. Check it out, if you dare.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Vote for Amber!

Love the Dango!
Hey, our friend (and fellow Joplin sketcher) Amber Stone has a comic in the current ZUDA competition. It's called "Love the Dango" and it's pretty great! Loose, fun, cute and creepy all rolled into one.

You definitely should check it out, if you haven't already. And make sure you register and vote for her... she has the chance of winning a year-long contract with DC Comics. How great is that?

(The contest is up at the end of the month, so make sure you give it a look before then.)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hurley Con and great expectations.

Last year's con was very good... this year should be even better! Elton, Dusty, Matt, and I will definitely be there. We'll have seven books to sell (four more than last year) and some other goodies. Our fellow Joplin sketcher Amber will be there, as well. More info on the convention can be found here at the Hurley's Heroes site. If you're anywhere near Joplin on March 7th, you should come. I mean, c'mon... it's free!

I usually don't like talking about stuff we're working on until it's actually done, but I wanted to let you all know that we're really on the verge of some exciting things here. We're about to release three new books in print (which include work from Dusty and Matt for the first time). Our website is about to get a drastic overhaul and streamlining. We're going to put much, much more content up for you to enjoy for free. I'm working on one submission for Zuda Comics right now, and Elton and I are already planning another one, too.

Stick around... 2009 is going to be pretty dang cool!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Watch some lyrics!

Some of you might remember the Illustrated Lyrics I was posting here a year or two ago. Some of you might have even won the original art by being the first one to guess the artist and title of a particular one. Anyway, I recently made a video that puts those images with the music that inspired them. These were a blast to work on, and I'll have to do some more eventually. Check it out, and let me know what you think!

Illustrated Lyrics from Seth Wolfshorndl on Vimeo.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Superpowered kids

Just realized I never posted these... I did these last year for my nieces and nephew, while visiting them back home in Montana. Gannon (above) wanted Wolverine's claws, Reed Richards' stretchiness, Ghost Rider's chain, and the Flash's speed. And a jet pack, of course!

Kendra here wanted to be a combination of Invisible Woman, Elektra, and Storm. Pretty lethal combo there, I think...

And Brittany loves the Jaina Solo character from the newer Star Wars books, so now she finally gets to wield a lightsaber.

Monday, December 01, 2008

November Sketch Night

Pencils by Seth, inks by Matt:

Pencils by Matt, inks by Seth:

Well, there were only three of us at the last sketch night. Matt suggested that we draw some fantasy creatures, so I drew the most powerful mythical being of all... the Jackelope.

But the low turnout actually worked out, because it gave Elton and I time to help Matt scan in the last images for his new (and first!) comic... Decaying Death. I just finished editing it tonight, so it is completely done. We'll post some more details soon, but in the meantime here's a preview image...