As mentioned last week, I wanted to post an update on my status with regards to the rescheduled Boston Comic Con and some information on two upcoming art shows featuring my original artwork. First, I have five original pieces of art and some prints on display in the Paterson Art Walk in Paterson, New Jersey, this Saturday and Sunday (25th and 26th). My work will be in a room at the Art Factory’s 60 Spruce Street location with other artists associated with the Art Garage (a separate organisation from the Art Factory). You can find out more about this event on artfactory.us.com/artwalk.html. Read more… ›
Returning for the second year in a row, J. M. DeSantis will be exhibiting at the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, held at the Bronx Library Center in New York City, this Saturday and Sunday. This is an exciting year for Bronx Heroes as this is the first time the convention will be extended over a two-day period (up from one day). So make sure you take the time to drop by and check out the amazing talent showcasing their work at the show. Oh, and don’t forget to visit J. M.’s table while you’re at it.
For more information on Bronx Heroes, visit bxhcc.com
Due to the on-going investigation and manhunt surrounding the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on April 15, the Boston Comic Con has been cancelled for this weekend, and so that means, by association, my appearance there has been cancelled as well. According to the Con’s statement (see below) there seems to be a possibility of rescheduling. I, for one, would be very pleased if they did reschedule. I was looking forward to exhibiting at this show for the first time (having heard so many good things) and returning to the city of Boston for the second time in my life (which I loved the first time I visited).
That said, I hope that the people of Boston remain safe and unharmed whilst the authorities continue to hunt for the suspect who is reportedly still at large. It is also my hope the suspect is found and apprehended as quickly as possible, so as to avoid any more potential harm to the city, the surrounding area or the people therein. For those interested, I have posted the official statement from the Boston Comic Con’s website below. 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… ›
J. M. DeSantis will be at MoCCA Festival again this year. If you’re attending the event, drop by table # B54 and pick up a copy of Chadhiyana, if you haven’t already or just say hello. Also, MoCCA Fest attendees will have the privilege of learning some information about the new Chadhiyana project before it’s revealed here the week following the show. So if you’re not already planning to attend and if you don’t have any plans this weekend, stop by the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City and buy a ticket at the door. Otherwise, see you there!
For more information on the Con, visit societyillustrators.org/Mocca_Event.aspx?id=8605
That’s right, folks, you read it correctly. Starting next week with the 2013 MoCCA Festival (April 6th and 7th), J. M. DeSantis will be appearing at one convention, every other week for five weeks! It’s already an exciting time for J. M. DeSantis with the first Chadhiyana comic having been published back in October and a new Chadhiyana project in the works (more on that next month). And now J. M.’s 2013 appearances are starting off with three conventions only two weeks apart from each other. Read more… ›
2013 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for J. M. DeSantis convention appearances. He’s returning to the MoCCA Festival for the second year in a row, and for the first time ever, he will be attending the Boston Comic Con in late April. Additionally, J. M. DeSantis recently received his confirmation for a return appearance to the Baltimore Comic-Con in September. Read more… ›
Last night I had the pleasure of participating in a roundtable discussion with the Comic Clinic at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Though perhaps “participating” isn’t quite the right word. I had been invited by the group’s founders back in October. They stopped by my table at the New York Comic Con, and one particular member was drawn by the Indian-ness of the art for Chadhiyana. They felt I would be a good speaker to bring in, and I was all too happy to agree. Read more… ›
Received a message today that a table is being reserved for me at the Boston Comic Con in April. More information at a later date!
J. M. DeSantis will be appearing at the Secret Adventures of Houdini release event at Forbidden Planet next Wednesday. J. M. will be there around 2(ish) and available to sign copies of the graphic novel (along with creators Todd Hunt and Sean Von Gorman), which features J. M.’s Houdini vs Mummies pin-up in the back of the book. See you all there!