If you would like J. M. DeSantis to appear at a signing, convention, speaking engagement, etc, please CONTACT him directly. J. M. DeSantis is also taking limited Pre-Show commissions for ALL 2023 events (Commission Requests Page).

J. M. DeSantis Convention Banner

Look for J. M. DeSantis’s convention banner (pictured)


Wild Con
14 Jan; Wildwood, NJ

GSCF: Winter Edition
28 & 29 Jan; Sussex County Faire Grounds, NJ

CT Gamer Con
18 & 19 Mar; Mohegan Sun, CT

Wicked Comic Con
22 & 23 Apr; Boston, MA

Sci-Fi Valley Con
9-11 Jun; Altoona, PA

GSCF: Morristown Edition
24 & 25 Jun; Morristown, NJ

8 & 9 Jul; Meadowlands, NJ

28-30 Jul; Mohegan Sun, CT

Fan Expo Boston
4-6 Aug; Boston, MA

Baltimore Comic-Con
8-10 Sep; Baltimore, MD

Granite City Comic Con
15-17 Sep; Manchester, NH

Rhode Island Comic Con
3-5 Nov; Providence, RI

(J. M. DeSantis is open to scheduling)
also unconfirmed but looking into: NYCC, IABX (NJ), MoCCA Fest, and MICE (MA)

Past Events

2022: JD Calderon’s Indie Comics Explained (16 Jan; Virtual); RP Teachers Art Show (Mar-Aug); Free Comic Book Day (The Spider’s Web, 7 May); RP Summer Arts Fest (11 Jun); Garden State Comic Fest: Morristown (9 – 10 Jul); TerrifiCon (29 – 31 Jul); PuchiCon (6 – 7 Aug); RP Street Fair (17 Sep); Word on the Street (23 Sep); Rhode Island Comic Con (4 – 6 Nov)

2021: Garden State Comic Fest: Summer Edition (4 – 6 Jun); TerrifiCon (30 Jul – 1 Aug); Catch Da Craze Sketch-Off (virtual: 4 Aug); The Spider’s Web, Yonkers, NY (14 Aug *Free Comic Book Day*); Inbeon Con (virtual: 28 & 29 Aug); Boston Fan Expo (3 – 5 Sep); Sci-Fi Valley Con (8 – 10 Oct); Diversity Con (15 & 16 October); JD Calderon’s Talking Indie Comics (Virtual: 17 October); CreatorCon Interview (w/Phil Russertt, 29 October); Baltimore Comic-Con (22 – 24 October); RP Street Fair (30 October); Rhode Island Comic Con (5 – 7 November)

2020: The Year of COVID-19*
Garden State Comic Fest: Winter Edition (25 January)

Appeared Virtually on: Get in Toon!, Catch Da Craze, & Indy Comic Explained

*after March, J. M. DeSantis’s remaining in-person events were cancelled or rescheduled due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak, including: East Coast Comic Con, Sci-Fi Valley Con, Eternal Con, Garden State Comic Fest: Morristown, TerrifiCon, Fan Expo Boston, IABX, RP Street Faire, New York Comic Con, Rhode Island Comic Con

2019: No Such Con (Feb); Barnes & Noble Author Signing (Princeton, NJ, for Robert Phillips, 24 Aug); Ridgefield Park Street Fair (21 Sep); Baltimore Comic-Con (18 – 20 Oct); Diversity Con (25 Oct); Rhode Island Comic Con (1 – 3 Nov)

2018: No Such Con (when the J. M. DeSantis song was first created); The Con @ White Plains; 3 Rivers Comic Con; Garden State Comic Fest; Boston Comic Con; Inbeon Con; Baltimore Comic-Con; Rhode Island Comic Con (JMD Rescheduled for 2019!)

2017: RPHS Entrepreneur Club Presentation (Jan 24); No Such Con (w/Matt Farley!); Anne Arundel County Public Library Comic Con (& panel w/Rosarium Publishing); Garden State Comic Fest; Boston Comic Con; Inbeon Con; Baltimore Comic-Con; New York Comic Con (w/appearance by Chris Campana!)

2016: 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival (w/Rosarium Publishing); East Coast ComiCon; White Plains Comic Con; Garden State Comic Fest; Boston Comic Con; Newark Comic Con; Inbeon Con; Baltimore Comic-Con; New York Comic Con

2015: East Coast ComiCon; Bronx Heroes: Women in Comics; White Plains Comic Con; Eternal Con; Garden State Comic Con; Boston Comic Con; Inbeon Con; New York Comic Con

2014: Boston Comic Con; Baltimore Comic-Con; New York Comic Con; Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival

2013: The Comic Clinic (Presentation, Mt. Sinai, New York, NY); MoCCA Fest; Bronx Heroes Comic Con 5; Paterson Art Walk; Pet-icular Poses (Group Art Show, Montclair, NJ,  June 7 – 30, Reception June 7); Boston Comic Con 2013 (* NEW DATES & LOCATION *, Artist Alley & Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing Panel); Baltimore Comic-Con; New York Comic Con (w/Novastar Studios); Fan-tastic (Group Art Show, Montclair, NJ)

2012: MoCCA Festival; Bronx Heroes Comic Convention; Baltimore Comic Con; New York Comic Con (*Chadhiyana’s Debut*: Artist Alley & Web-Comic Panel); The Coffee Machine (Solo Art Show); Secret Adventures of Houdini Release Event (Nov 21 at Forbidden Planet in NYC)

2011: New York Comic Con (Artist Alley & Panel Appearance)

2010: Zombie Fiction Panel (SciFi Group in NJ), New York Comic Con (Artist Alley)

2009: Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated Premiere (NJ); Big Apple Con (Wizard World *J. M. DeSantis’s First Show in Artist Alley*)