Chadhiyana Dreams

First Review and Release Date

Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows News

The folks over at Rosarium Publishing have tentatively set the digital release date for the first issue of Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows for July 13, 2015. The announcement was made last week over social media. Now, with the date set and anticipation building for the first issue, Rosarium Publishing is seeking out reviewers for issue one. It’s an exciting thing to be able to announce that the first of those reviews is in and it is a positive one. Read more… ›

White Plains Comic Con this Saturday

Although I’ve forgotten to post about it here, if you’ve been checking my main website (jmdesantis.com) you probably know that this year I have a fairly large convention schedule, including the two past events, East Coast ComiCon and Bronx Heroes: Women in Comics Convention. Well, only two weeks after the last event, I’m exhibiting again at the White Plains Comic Con in White Plains, New York, and on hand will be some new Chadhiyana prints, as well as copies of the first Chadhiyana comic. Read more… ›

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… ›

2015 Conventions Begin in One Month

As posted on his blog today (on jmdesantis.com), Chadhiyana creator, J. M. DeSantis will be attending the East Coast ComiCon on April 11 & 12, 2015. It is being held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, and will J. M.’s first convention appearance in his native New Jersey. Of course, on hand will be a number of Chadhiyana items and the chance to harass J. M. about the big news he’s been teasing about for so long (which likely will be announced by then). Read more… ›

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… ›

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… ›

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… ›

Baltimore Comic-Con and a New Chadhiyana Item

Just a quick reminder that I will be exhibiting in Artist Alley at the Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend (table A109). The convention beings on Friday, September 5th and will run until Sunday, September 7th; however, I will only be attending the convention for two days: Saturday and Sunday. I will not be able to get down to Baltimore until late on September 5th, so I will not have my table set up that day (sorry to those folks who only have Friday tickets). Read more… ›

So Ends Chapter I

As I’ve done twice before, I’ve posted the title page for the next chapter. Yes, that means Chapter I ended with page 52, and Chapter II will begin next week. I know for many of you weekly readers this comes as a disappointment, but as I’ve written in the past, though I am publishing Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows as a web-comic, the book was written as a single, two part graphic novel. I want to create a sense of that, even in this weekly posting format, but there are other reasons for it as well. Read more… ›

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… ›