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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 42 0 Behind You by jmdesantis Behind You :iconjmdesantis:jmdesantis 4 0


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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 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the compliments.

Unfortunately, Hendrix is admittedly not a passion of mine (though he was a wonderful musician nonetheless), but Martial Arts is. I'd like to produce more images in the future, but who knows when I'll have the time.

As per The Thing in the Water, its good to hear people are seeing it and noticing it. If you'd like to have a hard copy of it, Planet Lovecraft Magazine ( ) is going to publish it in their 3rd issue. I think the unofficial release date is in December, so check back on their website, if you'd like. You can order it there.

Either way, I'm glad you enjoy my artwork, and hopefully you will continue to. Also, do keep an eye out for more stories by me. I am working on another project now, as well as getting some of my prose pieces ready for publication. Keep up with your own work as well.
Mauston Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I really enjoyed "The Thing in the Water"
It was unique and obscure. Your inking was fantastic, you used black very well in there.
Your new piece of Hendrix is stunning,too, because I made Hendrix in pastel and he is difficult to make him look like him.
Thanks for drawing.
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the wonderful compliments. It's always glad to know that your work is enjoyed.
tolsimir008 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Hahaha, nice work on Vagrant, bro!

I like your style it's freaking good, not as common as others!!!

Oh really, Thanks for the Fav!!!
jmdesantis Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the compliments. I really appreciate them.
But seriously. You do nice, detail work. I think you've got some nice work, and I'm sure in the future it's going to develop into something real special. Keep it up.
DramaDork626 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Yah hehe. I knew it was you. My mother was talking to my dad about a link in an e-mail from your mother and that it was artwork on "deviant somthing or other" so I figured she must mean deviant art. So I checked it out and sure enough there you are hehe.
jmdesantis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, my mother tries to help get me some exposure that way. It has helped a bit (obviously). Small world though. You're the first person I know personally who I've come across here on deviantART.
choclatecruncher16 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Student General Artist
thanks.yeah it took a long time to do. also back then i had time to draw for hours on end lol.
Skalathan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
thanks for all the comments and kind words, what shall i say, yeah im not a photographer but maybe i should photograph more, however this are not the last pictures that i will upload there are more to come. so im looking forward to your new work and i will look at it when you upload it. so have a good time and good luck with your art.
MarcFerreira Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch! Been around your gallery as well!
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