#86 – Like Looking in a Mirror
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Convention Season 2017

I’m taking a break from writing about Dark Souls and other related games this week (on my blog on jmdesantis.com, that is), to give you all a little update on my convention schedule for this year. Currently, there are a few unconfirmed appearances (and one which I haven’t decided upon just yet), but the months are starting to fill in (admittedly, I’m not the most active con-exhibitor, usually averaging about one a month or month-and-a-half each year). True, I already exhibited at No Such Con in February so this may seem a bit late to be listing what’s coming in 2017, but I don’t usually attend cons in the winter. Now spring is officially here, and I already have an event coming up in May! Read more… ›

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Gentleman Cthulhu Creator, J. M. DeSantis, on Patreon!

J. M. DeSantis on Patreonhttp://patreon.com/jmdesantis

Today is an exciting day for me, though (to be honest) it’s also a bit terrifying because today I’ve officially launched my new Patreon page!

For a long time now I’ve toyed with the idea of crowdfunding, drawn by its potential to help fund personal, independent projects. As it is, personal, independent projects have been a major part of my career as a writer and artist, yet I’ve never been certain if I could carry a campaign all on my own. But then, over a year ago, I became aware of Patreon. Read more… ›

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Panel Podcasts from No Such Con

As promised, I’m sharing the podcasts of the artists and writers panels I was on during No Such Con this past weekend. I had a lot of fun at the show (which you can read about in Tuesday’s blog piece: jmdesantis.com/2017/02/no-such-con-2017-write-up/), and both panels were great to participate in. Thanks again to our moderator, author Thomm Quackenbush, for having me on them. Read more… ›

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Gentleman Cthulhu: Year One on IndyPlanet

Just one week after Chadhiyana #5’s publication (Rosarium Publishing through comiXology and Amazon), I’m officially announcing the IndyPlanet release of Gentleman Cthulhu: Year One–a collection of the first year of comics from gentlemancthulhu.com. This is the very same book that sold out before the end of the weekend at this past New York Comic Con. As such, the book will likely be on my table for a long time, but if you can’t make it to a convention I’m exhibiting at or just miss me at one, you now have the option to buy the collection online at indyplanet.us/product/143372/!

As with Chadhiyana #0 (which I self-published in 2012), Gentleman Cthulhu: Year One is available in both digital and print formats on IndyPlanet. Though originally my thought was to collect only the first year until a significant collection could be made (that is, enough comics to fill a square-bound trade), I’m planning now to release a collection every year. So, if you really love the web-comic, you’ll have these comics every year to look forward to and collect. Of course, for those who wish to continue to read them online, all of the comics will remain free on the website for your enjoyment. Read more… ›

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Gentleman Cthulhu: Year One & Merchandise

In the past month I’ve spend a decent amount of time (on my blog on jmdesantis.com) highlighting my online store (through Zazzle.com) though I haven’t taken the time to highlight the fact that more than one third of the roughly 100 items available on the store feature artwork from Gentleman Cthulhu–including three designs featuring the tentacled gentleman himself. More, as promised, Gentleman Cthulhu: Year One (the collection of the first year of GC comics which sold out at this year’s New York Comic Con) is finally going to be available to order online!

If you haven’t visited and bookmarked my online store yet, you can find it zazzle.com/jmdesantis. As stated, it lists about 100 items right now (with more to come in the New Year) a number of designs, six of which are from the Gentleman Cthulhu web-comic. Besides Gentleman Cthulhu, you can also find the “flowers” design from the popular And They Call it Mummy Love series and both panels from the second comic about a vampyre about to bite a woman’s neck (the punch line of which I won’t spoil). Read more… ›

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Not Feeling Very Funny Lately

In case it hasn’t been noted, the three latest Gentleman Cthulhu comics (including this week’s Heil to the Chief) have had a somewhat darker tone–darker than the already dark humour of the comic. Certainly more sarcastic. Some also may also have noticed that the comics have been a little slower in posting. (I plan to catch up soon, by the way.) I suppose the trouble is I’m just finding it a little hard to be funny lately. Read more… ›

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Sold Out

GCYr1_coverI would have preferred to post this as early as Monday, but honestly I was so busy with the New York Comic Con before the show even started. Indeed, it felt like I was working the con the entire week leading up to it. So I never had the chance to post last week’s comic (Catch Their Attention) until yesterday. That said, a great part of the pre-show chaos involved taking requests to hold copies of the new Gentleman Cthulhu: Year One (a collection of the first year of comics)–which sold out by about mid-day on Saturday, with a day and a half left of the show!

In hindsight, I should have ordered about double the amount of copies, but it’s been rare that I’ve completely sold out of an item the first show I bring it to, and I was uncertain how Gentleman Cthulhu would do. To say the least, I’m quite happy the book sold so well and that many people continued to come up to the table and both ask about and flip through the display copy (I kept one for this purpose), especially because (though I know many people enjoy this comic) it’s still just a fun side project for me. Read more… ›

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In Memory of Gene Wilder

In Memory of Gene Wilder
June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016

For most people (other than those who knew him personally, I’d imagine), Gene Wilder was Willy Wonka. His turn as the eccentric chocolatier created by Roald Dahl stood the test of time, so much so that (for me personally) I still prefer his version to Johnny Depp’s (and I love Johnny Depp’s work, generally). Though more so than Wonka, for me Gene Wilder is most memorable as the doctor who is trying to run from his destiny, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced, Fronkonshteen). Read more… ›

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A Bit of an Explanation & a Surprise

So, for those of you who have been keeping up with this comic regularly, you may have noticed that in the past few months things have fallen a bit behind. Well, if you don’t keep up with my regular blog (on jmdesantis.com), then I suppose a bit of an explanation is needed. Read more… ›

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Five Years Ago…

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It was five years ago this month (July 2011) that I began preparing for my second New York Comic Con appearance. I had decided beforehand to dedicate the entire summer to getting new work ready. This included new prints, my first (and, to date, only) sketchbook (for sale, that is) and a collapsible banner to draw people to my table. Amongst the pieces I created that summer were an unused cover idea I had wanted to submit to Planet Lovecraft Magazine (before it closed its doors) of Cthulhu sitting in an armchair in Victorian attire, reading a copy of the magazine and an acrylic painting of a nameless Indian female warrior. Read more… ›