Gentleman DeSantis

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… ›

Gentleman DeSantis

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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Happy 125th Birthday, H. P. Lovecraft!

H. P. Lovecraft, June 1934A very happy birthday to one of my greatest inspirations, weird horror writer and frequent user of the word unnameable, Howard Philips Lovecraft! In honour of this auspicious day, I have chosen to launch this new web-comic. Though, in fact, this little project has been in silent development for quite a long time now.

If you’ve seen me at a comic convention over the past few months and commented on my Cthulhu Taking Tea print, I may have said to you that I was considering making a web-comic based on the character in the piece. The truth is, I’ve been considering and developing the idea since as early as the Fall of 2014.

At the time I was working on my graphic novel, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows, which was then publishing as a weekly web-comic (on chadhiyana.com). I had two publishers interested and was likely going to go with one of them (and eventually did—Chadhiyana #1 published last month by Rosarium Publishing). This meant the web-comic was going to cease to exist as it went on to become a standard comic. Read more… ›