#66 – A Traditional Thanksgiving
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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… ›

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Thank You for Your Support!

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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! Read more… ›

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Two Big Announcements from Rosarium Publishing

Rosarium_Publishing_SunTzu_quoteToday is a very special day for me and Chadhiyana (my medieval Indian assassin comic–also my main creative project). Not only has Chadhiyana #4 been given a release date of April 27th, but Rosarium Publishing (Chadhiyana’s publisher) has launched a massive crowdfunding campaign in order to reach the next level in its growth as a publisher: indiegogo.com/projects/rosarium-publishing-the-next-level (appropriately named Rosarium Publishing: The Next Level). Read more… ›

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Lovecraftian Merchandise Now Available!

Cthulhu Taking TeaAs announced yesterday on jmdesantis.com (my main website), I have recently opened two new online stores on both Society6 and Zazzle. Amongst the designs being offered on various types of merchandise are two popular Lovecraftian artworks of mine including Cthulhu Taking Tea–the piece which inspired this very web-comic!

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog piece (you can read the full thing here), I’ve opened up both stores after much debating and after trying to figure out which services I like best. After all, I’ve heard great things about both print-on-demand stores, and each offers a few different items than the other.

For now, I’ve started out with three of my most popular works, just to test the waters a bit. In the future, I’d like to add more designs–especially relating to Gentleman Cthulhu. Read more… ›

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#25 – The Primordial One

Exactly eighty-eight years ago this month, “The Call of Cthulhu” was published in Weird Tales Magazine, and so the world was introduced to the most famous of the Great Old Ones and what would later be termed the Cthulhu Mythos was born. Of course, I don’t know the exact date of publication of the February 1928 issue of Weird Tales, but it is enough that this particular post and comic are coming in the month it was published. More, it is the 25th of the month, and this comic stands as the 25th on the site (well, 28th, really, but it’s the 25th by number). So, it’s something of a milestone comic as well. Read more… ›

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In Memory of David Bowie

I saved the David Bowie dedication comic for last not because his death was any less important or felt, but perhaps (and you may judge me misguided for this) because I felt David Bowie’s death was like to get the most attention of all of last month’s celebrity deaths, and my small voice did not need to be added to the noise. That said, I did not wish to go without honouring him, and certainly Bowie’s career made him a prime candidate to be included in a Gentleman Cthulhu. Read more… ›

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Groundhog Day

For those non-Americans, un-Americans or anyone who hasn’t seen the Bill Murray movie of the same name, Groundhog Day is a traditionally unobserved holiday in most areas of the country, where, according to folklore, a groundhog will emerge from its burrow on February 2nd and essentially predict an early spring or a long winter. I write traditionally unobserved because where I live the holiday is hardly regarded at all. Though to be fair, in certain places in the United States Groundhog Day is a major, celebratory event–places such as Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  Read more… ›