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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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channahcrux-of-dream Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
You are very welcome for the comments.. and you have very beautiful artwork so you have no need to thank me for comments.. =D they were all well deserved.. And welcome to dA!
Demonhunter-T Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Hey, I commented on your Trevor Belmont oil painting a while ago? Anyways, I checked out your web site, and I wanted to say you're an excellent writer. That, and you seem to have followed the same path I'm on now, with writing and illustration, though I do say I prefer writing more. Either way, it's a strange coincidence.

Ah, so, you should upload some more excerpts from your stories; I'd like to read them. ^__^
jmdesantis Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes, I saw your comment, and responded on your own deviant site. I've also left you a second comment to respond to this one. Glad you like my writing as well as my illustrations, and thanks for checking out my website too.
Kuukulgur Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Welcome to dA! Have fun =D Your devs so far look great!
Cabres Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Welcome to DA. I hope that you have fun scurrying about on here. I stumbled across your Witchking, Prince work. It was really nice. I even added it to my :+fav: list.

I'd love to see what you bring to the table. Hopefully it will be just as great as the work recently provided by you and that you help elevate the site past the overran fan-art crazy.

Either or, welcome, again.
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