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Happy Diwali 2020

It’s just a little belated, but I wanted to post this new image of Chadhiyana created specially for Diwali this year. The plan is to do a new piece every year in honour of the holiday (and her fire and light motifs do work well for it).

Upper level Patreon supporters were able to see this come together over a few days time, and digital supports got to see the entire, uncropped image when complete: patreon.com/jmdesantis. But whether you choose to support Chadhiyana and me (creator J. M. DeSantis) in this way or not, new Chadhiyana content is coming and in the near future. That much is for sure.

Happy (Belated) Diwali!

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Chadhiyana: Naptober / Naptember 2020

The last of the Naptopber (Naptember) pieces by J. M. DeSantis (others on jmdesantis.com and gentlemancthulhu.com).

In it is a first glimpse at one of the new characters in the upcoming series: her sometimes companion, Priyankee. (Soon to be introduced in a story illustrated by Jackie Musto.)

Learn more about the upcoming series here and on darkfirepress.com/chadhiyana.php

(from creator, J. M. DeSantis’s Instagram account: @jmdwriteist)

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#BlackOutTuesday2020

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Interview with Chadhiyana Creator, J. M. DeSantis, Tonight at 9 pm EST

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J. M. DeSantis YouTube Interview

Tonight (20 May) J. M. DeSantis will be interviewed by JD Calderon at 9 pm EST on Calderon’s YouTube Channel, LIVE! (Though the video will remain up afterward, in case you missed it.)

With lock-downs still in place all over the world, and the fact that J. M. hasn’t been putting out too many updates on current projects, this interview is certain to be full of news and updates on projects past, present, and future, including Chadhiyana, Gentleman Cthulhu, and his latest in-progress novel. Read more… ›

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Chadhiyana: The Call of Fire

Chadhiyana: The Call of Fire from Dark Fire Press

New from Dark Fire Press is the print, special edition version of the latest Chadhiyana short, Chadhiyana: The Call of Fire. This four-page comic is a teaser to the upcoming series of stories and issues from creator J. M. DeSantis (jmdesantis.com) and publisher Dark Fire Press (darkfirepress.com).  Read more… ›

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Chadhiyana Returns in 2020

Chadhiyana Returns in 2020

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They’re Back: Chadhiyana & Gentleman Cthulhu (but mostly Chadhiyana)

J. M. DeSantis's Chadhiyana & Gentleman Cthulhu are back!

It’s taken a while to get to this point, but finally there’s a new Chadhiyana comic, a short titled Chadhiyana: The Call of Fire and it’s free to read on chadhiyana.com! And although I didn’t plan it to line up this (near) perfectly, the new Gentleman Cthulhu artwork reveal comic is up on gentlemancthulhu.com today!

As I’ve written about before, I had taken a break from both projects, but intended to come back to them. Gentleman Cthulhu began his return with new comics posting since August of this year, and Chadhiyana will return in a new series next year through (my) Dark Fire Press (darkfirepress.com). And for you Chadhiyana fans, today’s post is mostly about the upcoming series.  Read more… ›

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Happy Diwali 2019

Happy Diwali, Chadhiyana fans!

We know that there was a comic advertised as being available today (titled “The Call of Fire”) but the artist didn’t pull through. So J. M. DeSantis had to pick up art duties at the 11th hour. Our sincere apologies. But there’s great news today. Chadhiyana has a new publisher: Dark Fire Press! There are five new issues scheduled for release in 2020, starting with Chadhiyana: Re-Kindled (darkfirepress.com/chadhiyana/rekindled.php)Read more… ›

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A New Chadhiyana Project

Chadhiyana FirekeeperChadhiyana creator J. M. DeSantis is currently at work on stories and other materials for a new Chadhiyana project and the series beyond. This new project will include a number of new Chadhiyana stories, told over the course of roughly five comic issues.  Read more… ›

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The Big Chadhiyana Update

The Big Chadhiyana Update

I’m certain there are many people who believe Chadhiyana is just another half-finished comic project, abandoned indefinitely by its creator (as is too common an occurrence with indie-comic). Yet despite her relative public absence (except for some social media posts), the Chadhiyana series is not abandoned and is far from complete. From Chadhiyana’s near-instantaneous conception, I felt compelled to tell her story, and there’s never been a project or character more important to me (as I’ve often said). Though I realise that may come off as strange considering the hiatus I’ve seemingly taken from Chadhiyana, so I’m here to set a few things straight and offer some hope and information to the Chadhiyana fanbase.  Read more… ›