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My Bio
J. M. DeSantis is a writer and artist of fantasy, horror and humour. He is the creator of Chadhiyana and the author of over thirty stories, comics and artworks. His graphic novel, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows, is currently publishing as a web-comic on

Favourite Visual Artist
Ayami Kojima, Alan Lee, Akihiko Yoshida, John Howe, Hiroaki Samura, Drew Struzan, and Mike Mignola
Favourite Movies
Schindler's List, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gladiator (2000), and Se7en (Seven)
Favourite Writers
Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, Yasumi Matsuno, Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Shakespeare
Favourite Games
Vagrant Story, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy Tactics, Kingdom Hearts, Xenogears
Tools of the Trade
pencils, acrylics, inks, oils, watercolours, paper, board, canvas, Photoshop, Wacom tablet, etc.
Other Interests
Writing, illustrating, reading, looking at art, martial arts, video games, family, and friends
We did it! Yesterday evening, Rosarium Publishing (the publisher for my comic, Chadhiyana) reached the goal for their IndieGoGo campaign, the funds of which are, in part, going toward print runs for a number of upcoming books, including the first Chadhiyana trade!     So, thank you all who have contributed to the campaign. I look forward to bringing you the first Chadhiyana graphic novel, and many more in the future. As a show of thanks, I put this special illustration together today (at the indirect suggestion of one of my fellow Rosarians). It’s likely one of the only times you’ll see Chadhiyana looking this serene.     For
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This is a final reminder that the Rosarium Publishing IndieGoGo campaign (publisher of my comic, Chadhiyana) ends during the day on Wednesday, May 4th: Thus, this is also your final chance to pre-order Chadhiyana volume 1 (collecting issues 1 - 6) and get the exclusive 8-page mini comic that comes with it (see my blog post last week on for more information on the comic).    Chadhiyana has consistently been one of the top-claimed perks since the beginning of the campaign, and honestly, I’d love for as many people to read that exclusive comic as possible. So, if you haven’t contribu
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In just 10 short days, the Rosarium Publishing IndieGoGo campaign will come to a close, and so will your chance to get the exclusive Chadhiyana mini-comic that comes with pre-orders of Chadhiyana volume 1 (my first graphic novel, due out in January 2017)!   For those of you not in the know about Chadhiyana or Rosarium (the latter of which was trending on Twitter a few times last week), Chadhiyana is, in short, a fantasy series about a female assassin’s personal struggle to deal a dark past she’s trying to run from. It takes place in a world based on medieval India. As for Rosarium Publishing, they are dedicated to true diversity i
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Your stuff is awesome! If you haven't already, please consider uploading any fan art you may have to our fan art site, Fan Art International: [link]
Thank you. Yours as well, if I may say so.

And I certainly will upload some fan art to your site. Presently, in fact.
ty for the watch
You're welcome!
Hey JM, my pleasure to hook up here!
Likewise, Mr. Ryuzo/Chu. Can't wait to see even more work from you.
I've got your email by the way, I'm just looking for a 30 minute time slot to reply!