Even though it seems like our latest president is constantly challenging the ideals and realities of the United States’ freedom and independence, I’d still like to take the time to wish all of my State-side fans a Happy Independence Day!
Let’s hope we all remain so (independent and free, that is). So in honour of that and of all of the men and women who have risked and given their lives to protect those freedoms (and thank you, immensely, by the way), I’ll be drinking a nice cold beer or two (or more) and eating a few cheeseburgers and other choice foods from the grill.
Happy New Year!
Despite my comments last week, and how horribly the previous year went for all of us (generally speaking), I’m hoping 2017 brings a fresh start, or at the very least a fresh perspective and mindset. I know the whole changing year thing is more symbolic than literal (other than the date being written differently), but for many of us it is a marker. An ending and a beginning. And so I hope for a great year for us all. On a personal level, I hope and am planning for a lot, because 2017 and 2018 as well, are years of special significance for me. Read more… ›
Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all nearly upon us. Then this Holiday shopping madness will come to a screeching halt, and perhaps we can all sit back and enjoy good food and the company of friends and family (or at least try our best to tolerate a few family members we would otherwise steer clear of). Read more… ›
Although I feel a tad awkward writing about shopping after last week’s post, my original intention had been to start promoting my online store again toward the end of October. Unfortunately, the election overshadowed that initiative (even in within myself). However, with the Holiday Shopping Season about to begin (with Black Friday being this Friday and Cyber Monday this Monday), there’s no time like the present to let you all know what I’m offering through my growing online store. And honestly, though I have no intention of abandoning last week’s stance, it is healthy to take a break from all the negativity out there right now, and what better way than to buy something for yourself or a loved one and help support a talented individual, such as myself, in the process? Read more… ›
Though it’s a few days early, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2016 is a wonderful and successful year for us all. If you wish, you can go back a couple of posts and read my reflections on 2015. Otherwise, I’ll see you all in the new year with the next issue of Chadhiyana, more Gentleman Cthulhu and much, much more!
All the Best,
J. M. DeSantis
Even though Hanukkah has passed and Kwanza and Christmas are not quite here yet, I usually take the week of Christmas (the particular Holidays holiday that I celebrate) to wish everyone Happy Holidays and take some time to enjoy this time of the year. So whether you celebrate the Holidays or not, belated or early, Happy Holidays to you and yours!
All the Best,
J. M. DeSantis
The end of the year is fast approaching, and typically the last three weeks are planned out for an end-of-year reflection post, a Happy Holidays post, and a Happy New Years post (in that order). So that leaves this week as the last week of the year for any topic I choose, and I haven’t put out any information on the state or release of Chadhiyana #3. I don’t have any official news yet, but I will give you all a bit of something, rather than remaining silent until the first full week in January. Read more… ›
Despite the most recent Gentleman Cthulhu comic I posted (“Giving Thanks” on gentlemancthulhu.com–which, actually, proved popular when Strange-Aeons Magazine re-posted it on their Facebook page), I don’t have a cynical opinion of Thanksgiving. Certainly, its origins are questionable at best, but the way in which its celebrated today I think can be taken separate from its beginnings. Family and friends get together to enjoy a bountiful home cooked meal (some do go out instead, I know) and enjoy (or tolerate) each other’s company. But that’s what holidays are supposed to be about at their heart, aren’t they? Read more… ›
Though my blog posts are posting a day earlier since the summer (I used to post on Wednesdays) and so this may seem as coming a little early, I wanted to take the time to wish all of my American fans and readers a Happy Thanksgiving! May you spend it with those you care about–and I hope the food is good and plentiful too.
If you’re looking for a little more from me and maybe some artwork about the holiday, check gentlemancthulhu.com tomorrow for a Thanksgiving themed comic. See you next week–likely a few pounds heavier from gorging myself on turkey and stuffing (which I never used to much like when I was younger, but it grew on me over time).
J. M. DeSantis
Typically in the winter months I hibernate to some extent. Besides taking the time to enjoy the Holidays and my family and friends, I take a break from public appearances and concentrate on working in my studio exclusively; it’s just such a hectic time of the year. This year, however, I wanted to try something different. No, I won’t be attending any more conventions until 2016 (which is also just around the corner), but I am going to offer something that you can only get from me at conventions: commissions! Read more… ›