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Handlebar Moustache Guide – Part 5

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The day has finally arrived; the fifth part of my handlebar moustache guide is now available. I do apologise for the wait (I’ve seen a number of hits on the fourth part since it’s posting), but there were a number of other things I had to blog about in between. Of course, having posted this fifth part, I wonder if it will be the final blog post in this series. After all, what I’ve posted here is only a fraction of what I’ve written for the guide–which is growing longer still–but with tentative plans of turning it into a book, of sorts, I’m unsure that posting any more of the guide would be wise. So, for now, this is the final part, but expect more, in some form or another, in the future.  (Read more…)

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Almost Forgot, So…an Update

I hate to write a blog post like this–quick, on the spur of the moment, and brief–but unfortunately, that’s what today calls for, because I honestly forgot what day it was. (Embarrassing, I know.) (Read more…)

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An Unexpected Disappointment: The Hobbit Film Trilogy

The Hobbit movie Bag End

This winter, Peter Jackson released the final part of his Hobbit film trilogy. So far as I can tell, the films have been well received, though I have not felt the same level of hype around this Middle Earth film trilogy as was associated with The Lord of the Rings films. Of course, this could be a personal bias, as frankly, I was disappointed with the entire Hobbit journey, there and back again. (Read more…)

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A New Year

Happy New Year again. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a proper post or posted a page of Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows (on chadhiyana.com). For readers of that web-comic graphic novel of mine, as I’ve written about in the last couple of posts on chadhiyana.com, rest assured I have not stopped working on the comic. Quite the contrary. I have a big announcement planned for this month, and as such, it was decided that I should stop posting pages with the end of Chapter II (page 72). In fact, it’s quickly becoming possible that this forthcoming announcement may not be the only one I’m making this year. (Read more…)

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Happy New Year

Sure, the official day to wish everyone a Happy New Year is on New Year’s Day (January 1st–for those who follow the Roman calendar), but alas the day for new blog posts on jmdesantis.com has been Wednesdays for so long, I didn’t want anyone to call foul on me for not posting today. So, Happy New Year to all! As I said last year, let’s make it a great one, and hit the ground running with those New Year’s resolutions. My resolutions this year are to take better care of myself, be even more productive creatively, and to make more quality time for the people in my life. It’ll be a tall, but necessary, order, but I’m up to the task. What’s your New Year’s resolution? (Share in the comments section below.)

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Happy Holidays 2014

It’s Christmas Eve (for those who celebrate the holiday), and so, as is typical of me the week of Christmas (which I myself celebrate) I wanted to take the time to wish you all a very Happy Holiday (whichever you celebrate)! I hope you all enjoy this time of celebration and reflection, and find (or have found) some joy this holiday season. Again, I will return to blogging in the New Year, and hopefully (as stated in last week’s post), I’ll have some big news!

Happy Holidays!

 J. M. DeSantis

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Reflections on 2014

Chadhiyana Boston Comic Con 2014 sketches

With the holidays coming up, I’ll be taking things a little slow for the next two weeks. For those following my Handlebar Moustache Guide, I’ll be back with the next installment in the New Year. At least I got as far as posting how to curl your moustache, but there are a few other subjects to be covered yet before the guide is complete. In the meanwhile, I’ll be enjoying the holidays and preparing for next year, as there are (I hope and all but expect) some big things coming in 2015. But before we get to that, here’s a look back at 2014.  (Read more…)

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Handlebar Moustache Guide – Part 4

J. M. DeSantis handlebar moustache close up

Another week and another installment of my Handlebar Moustache Guide. Supplies have been thoroughly written about. Hair growth (and patience) has been covered. I’ve even touched upon grooming. And now this week we finally come to that most coveted secret of having a handlebar moustache… (Read more…)

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Handlebar Moustache Guide – Part 3

J. M. DeSantis handlebar moustache close up

Well, we’re back again this week with yet another installment of my Handlebar Moustache Guide. This week features a slightly smaller section of the guide (covering grooming), but that’s only because the next section (the much awaited curling section) was too large to be paired with this one. And who knows? The curling section may even have to be broken up into two separate posts. As I’ve said, this guide just keeps getting longer and longer as I go. Likely now, with the end of the year holidays coming up and my penchant to write a year’s end reflection post, I may not even finish posting it by the end of 2014. But at least I’ll have no shortage of subjects to blog about for a while…or subject, that is. (Read more…)

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Happy Thanksgiving and a Little Teaser

For those of you who have been reading my Handlebar Moustache Guide, don’t worry. Next week I will post part three (which will finally get into specifics on maintaining and styling your moustache). This week, however, I wanted to take the time to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. If you don’t celebrate the holiday, I do apologise. By way of consolation, I will add that there are a number of things I’m working on behind the scenes which I am hoping will pan out for next year. (Read more…)