J. M. DeSantis is taking limited Pre-Show commissions for ALL 2023 events (Commission Requests Page). (Yes, you can still get commissions in-show.)

If you would like J. M. DeSantis to appear for a signing, convention, speaking engagement, etc: please CONTACT him directly.


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

GSCF: Morristown Edition (24-25 Jun; Morristown, NJ)

Contropolis: NJ (8-9 Jul; Secaucus, NJ)

TerrifiCon (28-30 Jul; Mohegan Sun, CT)

Fan Expo Boston (4-6 Aug; Boston, MA)

Wellsboro Comic Con (11-12 Aug; Wellsboro, PA)

NJ Horror Con & Film Fest (18-20 Aug; Edison, NJ)

Comic Art Con (26 Aug; Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)

JSCBS: Swedesboro (27 Aug; Swedesboro, NJ)

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

Granite State Comic Con (15-17 Sep; Manchester, NH)

IABX Book Expo (30 Sep; Union, NJ)

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RP Street Fair (7 Oct; Ridgefield Park, NJ)

TBA (Oct; possible event(s) TBA)

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

MonsterMania (10-12 Nov; Oaks, PA)

(J. M. DeSantis is open to scheduling)


Wicked Comic Con (29-30 June; Boston, MA)

Past Events

2023 (BIGGEST CONVENTION YEAR; 25+ Shows): Wild Con (14 Jan), GSCF: Winter Edition (28-29 Jan), CT Gamer Con (18-19 Mar), NJ Horror Con & Film Fest (24-26 Mar), Iron Garden (Exhibiting Artist at QXTs, Newark, NJ, 31 Mar), Horror Sideshow Flea Market (15 Apr), NJJSCBS: Spring Fling (16 Apr), Wicked Comic Con (22-23 Apr), Halfway to Halloween Market (Mahoning Drive-In, 30 Apr), Free Comic Book Day (The NEW Spider’s Web, 6 May); JSCBS: Gap-Con (7 May); NerdTopia (13 May); Horror on Main (26-28 May)

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; Fan Expo Boston; 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*)


3 Rivers Comic Con: 2018
Baltimore Comic-Con: 2012-2014, 2016-*2021, 2023
Big Apple Con (Wizard World): 2009 (J. M. DeSantis’s first convention appearance)
Boston Comic Con: 2013-2017 (show became Fan Expo)
Bronx Heroes Comic Con: 2012-2013, 2015
Contropolis NJ: 2023
CT Gamer Con: 2023
East Coast ComiCon: 2015-2016 (show closed in 2020)
Eternal Con: 2015
Fan Expo Boston: 2017-2018, 2020*-2023
Garden State Comic Fest: 2016-2023
Granite State Comic Con: 2023
Horror on Main: 2023
IABX Book Expo: 2020* (went virtual, did not attend), 2023
Inbeon Con: 2016-2018, 2021
Jersey Shore Comic Book Shows: 2023 (multiple per year)
Nerdtopia: 2023
New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival: 2023
New York Comic Con: 2010-2017
Newark Comic Con: 2016 (infamously, the one & only time)
No Such Con: 2017-2019 (in 2018 the J. M. DeSantis song was first created)
MonsterMania: 2023
MoCCA Fest: 2012-2013
Rhode Island Comic Con: 2019*-2023
Ridgefield Park Street Fair (JCPromotions): 2019*-2023
Sci-Fi Valley Con: 2020-2021, 2023
Terrificon: 2020*-2023
Wellsboro Comic Con: 2023
White Plains Comic Con: 2015-2016, 2018
Wicked Comic Con: 2023-2024

Other Appearances
Barnes & Noble: Book Signing: 2019
Free Comic Book Day: 2021-2023 (Spider’s Web, Yonkers, NY)

*Show was canceled or rescheduled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but was on J. M. DeSantis’s schedule.