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… ›

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Boston & Baltimore Comic Cons 2014 & a New Chadhiyana Edition

Chadhiyana 2nd edition coverThere’s a lot to announce this week concerning Chadhiyana, and even more to come in the coming months. Next month is the Baltimore Comic-Con (September 5-7, 2014), and amongst its many Artist Alley guests will be Chadhiyana creator, J. M. DeSantis. However, even before Baltimore is the Boston Comic Con this weekend (Friday through Sunday). Amongst the highlights of the convention are a panel on which J. M. DeSantis will be speaking (on Friday) and the release of a new edition of Chadhiyana.

This second edition of Chadhiyana (the first comic) features new cover art (by J. M. DeSantis), the new Chadhiyana logo (created by Corey Breen–which is now featured on the site, if you haven’t noticed), and the Prologue of Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows, as well as a new afterword by J. M. DeSantis. The reason for including the Prologue of the graphic novel was that the original book was too short (a mere 16 pages), however J. M. DeSantis did not want to include new content which would force previous buyers to re-purchase the same book just for new content. Plus, it would give new buyers an introduction to the graphic novel. What’s more, much of the original book was imperfect–especially the colours as they compared to the original art. Read more… ›

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Boston Comic Con 2014 is One Month Away!

Boston Comic Con begins exactly one month from today, and amongst its many distinguished guests is, Chadhiyana creator, J. M. DeSantis. This is his first convention appearance since debuting Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows at the New York Comic Con (October 2013)! (For information on his short hiatus from public appearances, refer to his blog on jmdesantis.com, specifically these two entries: A Word About Conventions and Shows in 2014 & Upcoming Cons & a Happy 4th of July.) So mark your calendars for August 8-10, and don’t miss out on the other appearances he has scheduled for this year.  Read more… ›

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New Posting Schedule

New York Comic Con has come and gone (if you want to read about that, please visit my blog on jmdesantis.com tomorrow), and we’ve at last reached October 15th, the final day for the one-page-every-weekday posts. As stated, the extension of this posting schedule was entirely dependent on how much work I could get done between last week and today. Unfortunately, as is typically the case with me, I expected a little more than was reasonable. Throughout the Con weekend I had little time to work on the graphic novel and, as a result, posted yesterday’s page a little later than usual. What’s more, I felt I rushed these last two pages to get them done in time and so am slightly less happy with them. Read more… ›

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Page 10

Sorry for the late page today, folks. Unfortunately, I didn’t get quite enough time to work whilst I was exhibiting at the New York Comic Con as I thought. Though, maybe, that’s not such a bad thing.

Anyway, tomorrow will be the last day of the page-a-weekday posts. A new schedule will follow (which I’ll post tomorrow). Thank you all for your patience, and, again, sorry for the delay. Enjoy!

J. M. DeSantis

Comic Pages & New York Comic Con 2013

After a few introduction pages last week and the Prologue’s title page, we at last begin the Prologue proper with some actual comic pages. (Finally!) Again, the Prologue’s story is told entirely without dialogue, so please don’t think it an error; J. M. DeSantis has a clear reason for his decision in this.

Also, if you’re attending the New York Comic Con this weekend, J. M. DeSantis will be at booth # 943 promoting Chadhiyana and other works. Be sure to stop by and pick up a signed copy of Chadhiyana (the original comic which began Chadhiyana’s story) or just say hello.

Keep checking back every day through the show. New pages will posting every weekday through October 15th. A new schedule, going forward, will be released soon. Enjoy!

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And so it Begins…

Welcome to the official launch of Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows, the new graphic novel by, writer and artist, J. M. DeSantis. This book continues the story of Chadhiyana as it was begun a year ago in a comic which collected two stand-alone short stories featuring the title character (available for purchase on IndyPlanet.com). Chadhiyana.com was set up as a platform for J. M. DeSantis to regularly post pages from the book as he completes it, grows Chadhiyana’s readership and looks for a publisher for the graphic novel and other Chadhiyana stories. Read more… ›

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The Countdown Begins

For some weeks now, J. M. DeSantis has been giving regular updates on his blog (on jmdesantis.com) as to the progress of the Chadhiyana graphic novel, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows. As it has been previously announced there, the graphic novel will be published regularly as a web-comic as the creator works on the project, grows an audience for Chadhiyana and finds a publisher for this and future books. This website will be the home of that web-comic.

The exact date of the launch of the web-comic is yet to be determined; however, it has been J. M. DeSantis’s plan all along to have the web-comic ready for the 2013 New York Comic Con (as the first comic debuted at NYCC 2012). That said, keep checking jmdesantis.com for weekly updates as to the progress on the book and expect the first pages of the comic to be posted very soon.