I was going to wait another week or two before I updated another art gallery. Instead, I intended to post information about some upcoming art shows I’m participating in and a small Boston Comic Con update (since it’s been rescheduled). However, I realised if I did that, I wouldn’t have an opportunity to update another of my art galleries until early-to-mid June! I couldn’t wait that long (and I’m sure you couldn’t either). So, not only have I updated two art galleries this week, but I also have some information about (and a link to) a new horror web-publication I’ve illustrated. Read more… ›
I always enjoy doing interviews, especially at conventions. They’re usually quick, on-the-spot and taped (there’s an archaism for you), so you have to think fast. I feel I’m decent at them, though honestly, I think I could work on my delivery a bit (that camera can make you a little too self-conscious sometimes). Interviews are a great way to get exposure and to talk about your work. That said, check out this recent interview I did with SugarCayne.com at the Bronx Heroes Comic Con this past weekend. It was fun to do, so thank you SugarCayne.com for taking the time to interview me.
As I usually do after every convention, I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who came down to the Bronx Heroes Comic Con this past weekend and showed their support. It’s always great to meet fans, introduce new people to my work, and just talk comics and the craft. I’m glad so many people were responsive to Chadhiyana and enjoyed the comic. (I even had one woman read it immediately after she bought it and say she loved it! It’s always wonderful to get that kind of reaction.) Always a pleasure doing this show hosted by the incomparable (friend of mine), Ray Felix. Now to get back to work on that Chadhiyana graphic novel.
The Fantasy Illustration section of jmdesantis.com saw a big update this week with new artwork and a slight format change. I had planned to post new art in most of the illustration sections after the Bronx Heroes Comic Convention (May 4th & 5th), but I was in need of something to post this week since the Boston Comic Con was cancelled this weekend past. (I’m still hoping they will reschedule, and I’m relieved the last suspect in the Boston Marathon tragedy was finally apprehended.) That said, there’s still more new artwork coming. Read more… ›
Originally, it was my intention to write a quick third-person update about my upcoming first appearance at the Boston Comic Con this weekend, however, Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon made me reconsider. I felt such a brief advertisement of the former without so much as a mention of the latter would be insensitive. Read more… ›
As I’ve promised for a while now, I’m going to reveal some information about the new Chadhiyana project I’m currently working on. For those of you who visited my table at the MoCCA Festival this weekend past, you may already be in the know, though everyone else is still more or less in the dark. So without further ado, here is the information I’ve said would come in April. Read more… ›
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who stopped by my table at MoCCA Festival this past weekend and showed their support. For those of you who purchased a copy of Chadhiyana, I hope you enjoy the book and the character. Expect more. In fact, if I didn’t mention it at MoCCA, I’m already working on a new Chadhiyana project, the nature of which I will reveal on Wednesday for everyone who does have that information, whether they attended the show or not. Read more… ›
I’m still hard at work on a new Chadhiyana project (and I haven’t forgotten my promise to reveal more about it in April). But since I haven’t posted any new artwork on the site in a while, I decided to add a few pieces I’ve been meaning to for a while now. And since some of this “new” artwork is a little older–though that’s an unfair word to use, as I don’t consider them dated and like the pieces very much (else I wouldn’t be posting them)–I thought I’d write a little something to go with their inclusion on the site. Read more… ›
Many of you who are checking back every week for new blog posts may have been a little disappointed the last few weeks to see that there’s been little but brief information about Chadhiyana’s price increase and some upcoming convention information. Or maybe I’m just feeling a little self-conscious after writing blog entries of 500-and-more words since the beginning of the year. Either way, as I explained in former posts, that may be the nature of some or even many posts here. Moreover, the new Chadhiyana project I’m working on is taking up most of my writing time of late. That said, I took some time over the weekend to make some minor changes to jmdesantis.com. Read more… ›
I know that I had written in my last post that the next few updates on this site were going to be short and quick (in light of me needing to work more on the new Chadhiyana project), however, I felt the recent fire on the campus of my Alma Mater warranted something of a response. And, just to warn you, it’s going to be a somewhat longer post than usual. Read more… ›