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Super Mario Maker: Mystery Mushroom Costume Collab by Xero-J

It is now February 2017, and we are roughly 30 or so days from the launch of the Nintendo Switch, and the Mario Maker Mystery Mushroom Collab is reaching its final months before its deadline.

Alright...I admit, I haven't been the best at upkeep for this these past couple of months, but considering the clock draws near for this, I feel it necessary to jump back in and get this going at full speed!

At the moment, part of this is just going to be catching up on what I've missed (Right now, I also want to thank sanakito at this moment, for unofficially stepping in and helping with the comments and submissions during my absence).

Once that's done, in order to cover a bit more ground to get this completed by the end of March, I'm making a few changes to the character limits...

Namely, that instead of three characters, I'm upping the limit to seven per person! This includes all entrants who've already made a submission as well as new applicants! (That said, this is still "First Come First Served" so if you have anyone in particular you want to draw for this challenge, be sure to get in early!)

In addition to that, I will once again be promoting this event on my social media accounts, and I would very much appreciate any chance for more people to learn about this before the deadline approaches!
A great many things have happened since the last time I posted a journal here...

My 23rd birthday came and went (speaking of which, I want to address that in just a moment), The Nintendo NX became the Nintendo Switch, I finally got back into Phantasy Star Online 2 again (even as I speak, I'm fully prepared to tackle an Emergency Quest the moment it arises), and I was hired into, and later discharged from, a 3-month internship with one Steiner Sports, giving me my first actual opportunity to work for income!

Still, because of my absence, a few significant things have gone unmentioned, like "Where the heck are all of those Requests and Commissions I've been tasked with?", "What's going to happen in 2017?", and "Is there going to be some kind of fancy collection in December like the Gift Ribbon Girls and Smash Advent in the years prior?" Allow me to provide some answers...

-Like I said, for the past three months, I've been devoting my time to an internship position creating web ads for a site known as Steiner Sports. Because of the temporary nature of internships, I am no longer with the company, meaning most of my time not spent on holiday preparations is now to myself again. This effectively means I can get back to doing these requests and commissions with a proper level of speed, hopefully managing to clear that blasted board by the end of January, so that I can get fresh start, and other people can have a shot at asking me for stuff!

-One thing in particular I want to bring up is Collab #2: Mario Maker Mystery Mushroom Costumes, which is still ongoing and largely seems to have stalled...with the Switch due in March, my goal is to also re-ignite that in January or earlier, since I really, really, don't want this to simply wither and perish. We completed ONE collab, darn it, I won't have us lose the second!

-Yes, there will in fact be a special series to end 2016, and I will be taking special Commission options for it when its debut takes place on December 17th. If you enjoyed the Gift Ribbon Girls series, I think you'll enjoy this one as well!

-And as for a brief rundown in 2017, I actually have a few events planned for the year since, it will likely be one of my busiest yet, assuming I don't already end up finding a new position to work for. This will likely include a few new collections, more so than any year that came before it. Most importantly for me will be February in the near future, because if Xero-J circa December 2015 saw me now, he'd have very rightfully slapped me for the sin of letting an entire year go by without any of my comic projects receiving any progress...

Now that most of the important news is out of the way, I'll end this journal by saying Thank You to everyone who left a happy birthday comment on my page while I was away!

As well as mention a few kind souls who went out of their way to draw something for me!

Xtreme Xero-J Swing! Color by GrayComputer by GrayComputer

Happy Birthday Xero-J! by AngelyAkairo-san by AngelyAkairo-san
Serena x Shauna by MrRussellgro  by MrRussellgro

MikaHoshi: Rough Morning ~Mini-Comic~ by Nana-Kyoto and Boutique: Alolan Payback In Private by Nana-Kyoto by Nana-Kyoto 
Pokemon World Summer 2016 Logo by Xero-J

The last day of August draws to a close, and with it ends the Pokemon World Summer 2016....

....Is what I would've said if I was cool with letting it end here, but I'm not, which is why for the first time, the Pokemon World Summer is cutting into September for an extra two weeks!

You see, as fate would have it, I came upon the good fortune of getting a part-time job a few weeks ago, which, while I'm personally thrilled to have, is really cutting my time to work for myself short...
That said, I am determined not to let this event end on a whimper like 2015 did, and while I may not have any battle events planned until Sun and Moon comes out, I still have a ton of ideas to post, and only then will I be satisfied with calling this Summer over!

I also know what you're thinking:

"But, Xero! You already had an event planned for September! What's gonna happen to that?"

To which my reply is, it's still gonna happen, just a little bit later than I expected. I haven't worked the details out completely yet, but you'll definitely hear about it and be able to be a part of it soon, I assure you!
And while I'm on the subject of stuff that was supposed to go down in September...

Super Mario Maker: Mystery Mushroom Costume Collab by Xero-J

The Mystery Mushroom Collab has stalled a bit, and that's beginning to disappoint me, because at this rate, we might not have the whole roster in time for September 30th...So I'm extending that, too!
To give this collaboration the maximum possible chance it has to flourish, the deadline has been pushed back to...

MARCH 31st, 2017!!

...As by that point, I will have failed in my mission as a Nintendo fan and artist if I can't rally enough people together to finish this before the NX (which may as well be shaped like a giant question mark for all the stuff we don't know about it) reaches its release window...

So, while many are preparing to head back to class, take heart in knowing the Pokemon crew is still hitting the beach!
...Also because of this extension, the Special Pokemon World Summer Inked Sketch Sale will still be active for the rest of the event. Have fun with that!

Journal History


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Jalen Johnson
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
.: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Thank You... by jennyleigh Princess Rosalina Stamp by DIA-TLOA I am a CROSSOVER WRITER STAMP by coraza-de-acero

Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo Please comment :Stamp: by KooboriSapphire (It lets me know what I'm doing right or wrong!)

Favorite Quote: "No, I didn't [thing I very obviously did] and you can't prove I did!"

My other Art Galleries (Containing art you won't find on this site!)

VS. Universe's Official Site

Colors! Gallery

XeroJ_Designs on Twitter

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Xero-J Sketchbook on Tumblr

Xero-J Personal on Tumblr

Xero-J on Blogspot

Pokemon Sun/Moon officially releases tomorrow! Which version and what starter? 

36 deviants said Moon/Popplio!
31 deviants said Sun/Rowlet!
28 deviants said Sun/Litten!
25 deviants said Moon/Litten!
23 deviants said Moon/Rowlet!
15 deviants said Sun/Popplio!


Sketch Only
For this price, I can provide you with a hand-drawn, colorless sketch! Good for traditional art lovers!
Sketch and Lineart
Gives you the hand-drawn sketch, and the digital linework. If you prefer to color things yourself, go with this!
Sketch, Lineart, and Color
The whole 3-step process, in which you receive the sketch, blank linework, and a properly colored, unmarked version of your desired artwork!
Colors! 3D :Commission Only:
Special option only available through commissions!

This type of art is done through the Nintendo 3DS Colors App! For this you get not only your requested art, but if you have a way of viewing 3D images, you'll get the 3D file, too!
Galaxy Note Style :Commission Only:
Special 3-phase color option available through commission only!

For this, you'll get the sketch as per usual, but the Lineart and Color will be done through the ultra sketchy style I use from drawing with my Galaxy Note!

However, while this is cheaper than regular color commissions, keep in mind I can only draw up to two characters with the limited space, so if you prefer detailed backgrounds or multiple characters, go with the normal one instead.
Smash Style Symbols :Commission Only:
Ever since Smash Bros., I've been a fan of the idea that every series has an insignia to represent them, which I why I often make my own for those outside Smash, or of my own design.

I've decided I can do the same for any universe of yours (or a universe of something you've seen or played before!)
Illustrator Style :Commission Only:
A special Commission-only color variant, which is done using Adobe Illustrator!

Of the Commission only color styles, this is one of my favorites, and also my most effort-consuming.
One Shot Comics :Commission Only:
Since I want to get back into comic work, and I also want to make a career of it, if you have an idea of something for a one-page comic or set of panels, let me know and I'll take it on (for a price of course!)

(Note: The maximum page size for these is considered to be Tabloid (11 x 17 in), so try to keep it concise!)

Stuff About Me

Real Name: Jalen Johnson

Profession: Digital Artist

Other Screen Names: Xer042, jalenkenai137

Pokemon Trainer Personas: Cross (in White), Grey (in White 2), Xavier (in X), Emerl (in Emerald and Omega Ruby)

Systems I own: NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Dreamcast, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GB/C/A/SP/Micro, DS/Lite/i/3DS/New3DSXL, PlayStation One/2/3/P/Vita, Xbox/360/One, Steam on PC, iPod, iPad, and several Android-centric emulators.

Online Games I frequent: Pokemon Omega Ruby/Global Link, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

3DS Friend Code: 0817-3741-2956 (Comment w/ your code if you want to add me!)

(Animal Crossing: New Leaf) Verdanté's Dream Address: 5300-2184-3591

Pokemon XY Friend Safari: Dragon-type, with Gabite, Noibat, and Sliggoo

All-time Favorite Fictional Characters: Six way tie between Sonic the Hedgehog, Luigi, Rosalina, Captain Falcon, Monkey D. Luffy, and BATMAN

Currently Playing: Mario Kart 8, Pokemon Omega Ruby, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 1 and 2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Bravely Default, Mother 3, Sonic After The Sequel, Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Hyrule Warriors

Current Favorite Shows: One Piece, Space Dandy, Sword Art Online, Mythbusters, Pokemon: The Series XY, Adventure Time, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Walker: Texas Ranger, Steven Universe, Sonic Boom, Kill la Kill

Currently Following on Youtube: Chuggaaconroy, TheRunawayGuys, Hellfire Commentaries, BrainScratchComms, KoopaKungFu, chipcheezumlps, MasaeAnela, Ace Attorney X MLP:FIM: Turnabout Storm, TeamFourStar, PurpleeyesWTF's None Piece, mugiwarasonicteam's One Piece Abridged, Cinema Sins

Currently Reading:
The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon
Brawl in the Family
Adventures of Dr. McNinja
The Retelling of Pokemon Colosseum
Exterminatus Now

Current Songs stuck in my head:

Theme of South Island (Sonic The Hedgehog OVA)

Excited Plz's

:iconexcitedshadowplz: :iconexcitedlaytonplz: :iconexcitedlukeplz: :iconexcitedkirbyplz: :iconexcitedplz: :iconexcitedphoenixplz: :iconexcitedmayaplz: :iconsonicexcitedplz: :iconexcitedlaplz: :iconexciteddusterplz: :iconkooliodragon:


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Willy276 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  New Deviant
Since you're a crossover writer, you must be a crossover artist.
FelixNFox Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017   Digital Artist
Darkmegafan01 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
TheRandom500 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Hello it is best you block Nicholasjudy he is a request spammer, and he has a bellybutton fetish. Not only that he tried to harass me as shown here and such… Thanks for reading.
NicholasJudy4567 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Xero-J, can you draw Kimberly (My OC) for me
Darkmegafan01 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Hi there! ^^
Elo-Doudoune Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks for watching me!
sanakito Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hey Xe, sorry to bring it up again, but I wanted to try to draw isabelle from Animal Crossing(i'll probably do it anyway, but I want to do it FOR the collab). If that's cool with you, I'd like to do that and FINALLY(you have my word) finish :)

Up to you, man. This is your collab :)

Let me know when you get this.
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MachoDionysus14 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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