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Chadhiyana volume 1 cover by jmdesantis Chadhiyana volume 1 cover :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 4 2 Chadhiyana #4 cover by jmdesantis Chadhiyana #4 cover :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 1 0 Chadhiyana #3 cover by jmdesantis Chadhiyana #3 cover :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 2 0 Chadhiyana #2 cover by jmdesantis Chadhiyana #2 cover :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 3 0 Knight Artorias by jmdesantis Knight Artorias :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 4 0 Samus Aran by jmdesantis Samus Aran :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 14 0 Akuma Shadow by jmdesantis Akuma Shadow :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 5 2 Charlie Nash - SF V by jmdesantis Charlie Nash - SF V :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 10 0 Chadhiyana - The Shadow Deepens by jmdesantis Chadhiyana - The Shadow Deepens :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 3 0 Chadhiyana - Let the Fire Rise by jmdesantis Chadhiyana - Let the Fire Rise :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 3 0 Chadhiyana #1 cover by jmdesantis Chadhiyana #1 cover :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 1 2
When You Die?
How will you feel when you die?
Will you laugh or will you cry?
Burned to ash or in the earth?
What’s it to you? What’s it worth?
But have you thought, I wonder?
What’s it like to go under?
Rest in peace, don’t you assume?
Urn placed in a noisy room?
What if your neighbor’s a bore?
Or she has an awful snore?
What if you can still feel pain?
Have an itch or poorly lain?
What if your legs need a stretch?
Read a book or make a sketch?
Fulfill an urge? Take a piss?
How will you cope with all this?
Losing your eyes and your hair?
What about the smell down there?
What if someone kicks your urn?
Covered in mold or a worm?
What if you get tummy groans?
Or a dog digs up your bones?
What if someone likes bone stew?
Uses your ash for a hue?
Makes your marrow into salt?
How will this be made to halt?
So much to consider, yes?
Isn’t it a horrid mess?
You won’t despair this, will you?
Something else you’d rather do?
That’s not the game, don
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Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows (cover) by jmdesantis Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows (cover) :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 2 4 Chadhiyana Advertisement by jmdesantis Chadhiyana Advertisement :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 3 4 Jon Snow and Ghost commission by jmdesantis Jon Snow and Ghost commission :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 43 0 Behind You by jmdesantis Behind You :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 4 0


Prints from various works by writer and artist J. M. DeSantis. Click the PRINTS tab at the TOP of this page to browse the full selection of J. M. DeSantis's prints on deviantART.

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Chadhiyana RosyDreams by jmdesantis

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 those who missed out on the campaign (and the exclusive Chadhiyana comic that comes with the trade), oddly enough, the campaign still seems to be open. I’m not sure for how long that will last, but if you’d still like to show your support for Chadhiyana, Rosarium and diversity in publishing (plus help push them closer to those stretch goals), just visit the link below. Scroll down to Chadhiyana (in the $20 perk range), click and put in your payment information. Then wait for the release in January!

     Cheers! And thank you all, so much, again!

  • Reading: Chadhiyana #4
  • Playing: Dark Souls III

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J. M. DeSantis
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
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


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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. So do you. Illustrator's the next thing I have to learn. Never did much in the way of logos, but I'm starting to be asked for them, here and there.
chapstyle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The newer versions of Illustrator ( CS4, 5 and 5.5) all have some really great tools. My favorite is the Blob brush. Just like drawing with a brush nib pen, especially with a Wacom tablet. I do a TON of logo work, it get's pretty challenging sometimes.
cao-cao Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
good birthday^^
ph'nglui mglw'nafh jmdesantis R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Grazie mille, Cao-Cao.
I love the bit of Lovecraft thrown in there too.
cao-cao Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
cao-cao Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Thank for the llama
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's a little late, but I haven't been on in a while. It was for your 4th (?) deviantART birthday.
cao-cao Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
no problem ^^
choclatecruncher16 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student General Artist
cheers for the watch. nice gallery here. liking all the detail in your work as well. keep it up.
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I hope you'll continue to do the same as well.
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