J. M. DeSantis

New Banner Art

In just twelve days, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows issue one is scheduled to release through Rosarium Publishing (and again, pray there are no delays). It will be a fresh chance for new readers to be brought to the series and a chance for some of Chadhiyana’s older fans to relive the story as it began unfolding for over a year here on chadhiyana.com. With that and a series of three conventions in a row coming up toward the end of this month, I’ve been hard at work on preparing issues two and three and creating new artwork for my standing banner for conventions appearances–and Chadhiyana (of course) is included on the piece. Read more… ›

J. M. DeSantis

The BIG News

J. M. DeSantis Big News

reposted today from jmdesantis.com

I could not think of a more appropriate title for today’s blog post. After all, I’ve kept many of you in suspense for months with claims of forthcoming “big news”. Some of you have even reached out to me saying you could barely take another teasing statement about it. If it’s become unbearable, I do apologise; things took longer than expected (as they often do). That said, you can breathe easy at last because today is the day. Here is what you have been waiting for. Read more… ›

J. M. DeSantis

Changes Made

reposted today from jmdesantis.com

If you missed my post last Thursday on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, I mentioned that there was a certain document of interest which was placed in my e-mail last week. That particular document is the harbinger of the big news I’ve had coming for a long time. The end is nigh. And with that, some changes have been made in preparation for its coming. Read more… ›

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It’s Almost Here…

reposted today from jmdesantis.com

The wait is almost over, folks. I’ve gotten word from the powers that be that I should be seeing something official from them within the week. That means the reveal of that BIG news is finally (almost) here. That said, everything is about a month behind where I was hoping it would be at this point, so rather than tease you more, I thought I’d reveal a little bit about what exactly has been going on in the past two months, behind the scenes. Read more… ›

J. M. DeSantis

More Hints at the Coming Chadhiyana News

Things have been a tad delayed concerning the forthcoming big news. I had hoped something would have been made official already, but sometimes things can get pushed back a bit. That said, I didn’t want my Chadhiyana fans to be left wondering why no pages have been posted since late December and what with no further word about the future of Chadhiyana. After all, I’ve said this big news concerns her very much. So, with that in mind, I give you a preview and perhaps an even bigger hint at the nature of said news. Read more… ›

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Announcement Coming Soon

Happy New Year!

As stated in the previous blog post, 2015 promises to be a big year for Chadhiyana and me (J. M. DeSantis–Chadhiyana’s creator). A big announcement is coming this month!

As such, I have decided to suspend posting pages until the announcement is made. Please enjoy the currently available 72 pages of Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows for the time being, and keep checking back (or follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+). Great news is coming, so be patient just a little while longer. Stay tuned.

J. M. DeSantis

End Chapter II

With page 72 posted so ends Chapter II of Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows. I know I’ve said it many times, over the past year, but this is only the beginning. There’s so much more to come in this graphic novel–as I’m sure you can see by the endings of the first two chapters. Plus there’s a lot more of Chadhiyana (the character) to come as she will increasingly take center stage in the story. That said, with Chapter II ended and the upcoming holidays, it seems a perfect time to take a little break from posting pages.  Read more… ›

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On the Horizon

A Happy (belated) Thanksgiving (to all who celebrate it)! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new blog post on chadhiyana.com (though I am still posting weekly blog posts on jmdesantis.com). First, my apologies for the recent black and white page. It’s been a while since I’ve been forced to post a half-finished page, but between the Thanksgiving holiday and feeling under the weather the past two days, this was the best I could muster. A coloured version will be up soon. Read more… ›

J. M. DeSantis

Unfinished Pages, Some Corrections and NYCC

Chadhiyana watercolour sketches - Boston Comic Con 2014
My apologies for another unfinished page. Last week I had honestly been more exhausted from the Baltimore Comic-Con than I have been from any convention I’ve ever done. It was a great show, but it took all week to recuperate. As it was, I posted a black and white page, and this week I attempted to not only colour that page and complete this week’s page, but make some corrections to pages 55 through 57. It was a tall order (apparently). Read more… ›

J. M. DeSantis

Thank You Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

Sorry for the black and white post today, folks. With all honesty, no amount of coffee or self-motivation was going to get this done on time. Baltimore Comic-Con was a great but exhausting experience this year, and it took everything I had just to get this much done. I promise I’ll have the colours done soon, as well as the fixes to pages 55 and 56 (where I inexplicably got experimental). Read more… ›