Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Varied / Professional Premium Member RJ GonzalezMale/United States Groups :iconjokrtainmentworld: JokrtainmentWorld
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
4 Month Premium Membership:
Given by an Anonymous Deviant
Statistics 427 Deviations 2,107 Comments 22,242 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Webcam

Groups

Friends

Visitors

Donate

Jokar216 has started a donation pool!
332 / 8,000
You don't have to donate, but I'd appreciate it if you did. Instead of leaving me "good job" comments on my pictures, you can show your appreciation by donating a few points to me so I can upgrade this account and make it all nice and flashy.

You must be logged in to donate.
:iconember-flame007:Anonymous:iconjht888::iconkoopa-pooh::iconk-roks-g:Anonymous

deviantID

Jokar216's Profile Picture
Jokar216
RJ Gonzalez
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm Jokar216 and I'm the best in the universe.

Here, I share my art and stories with the universe because why the hell not?

I'm the creator of Random Emo Cookies. I'm always changing up my art because I'm learning new techniques every single day.

Oh yeah, I also love to watch WWE wrestling and my favorite current wrestler is CM Punk. [as if you couldn't already guess]

I also love to play video games that catch my interest.

I'm a fan of Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Death Note, Inuyasha, Batman, and many more.

I also like to look at other peoples' art and help struggling artists by offering tips on how to improve. If you have something that needs a looksie, just let me know and link me and I'll do what I can to help you out.

Toodles~
Interests

A solution to my DBZ comic issue

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 22, 2014, 4:54 PM
While it'd please me to abandon any fan comic aspirations, I can't really go through with it because I care entirely too much. I know I seem to be shitting on Dragon Ball and the fandom as much as possible, but really it's just me giving my opinions on recent developments within the Dragon Ball community.

If I come across as angry and hateful towards the series, it's not my full intention. I do want to portray anger obviously since I've loved the series ever since I was a child and the recent developments regarding Goku's mom and Bardock being the original Super Saiyan just reeked of trying to make Dragon Ball Z more than what it was. I know I've been guilty of this same thing when I originally wrote Genesis as a teenager.

I think that was one of my main problems with the fan comic, Dragon Ball Genesis as a whole: it was me trying to hang on to something that I swore I'd never abandon. I tried to revamp it, I tried to turn it into a fanfiction, I tried burying it, and I tried moving on. While I have technically moved on from Genesis, I haven't completely abandoned it. The problem that I face is that nothing in Genesis would connect properly with the original series and that was a huge deal for me to be honest.

I now realize that the major issue was that I was trying to write it in similar fashion to how the original manga was written. I was trying so hard to be like Akira Toriyama and expand on the series. That was a huge mistake on my part because at the same time I was trying to be in Toriyama's shadow, I was also trying to break out on my own with my own style and storylines. I had been called out so many times for not being original and a lot of the people I met weren't fans of Dragon Ball Z and preferred seeing me do original material.

It's a problem I still face to this day, but it's to a lesser extreme. I have Random Emo Cookies to focus on as well as NSFW commission work. My free time is mostly spent drawing my own characters and comics.

Having said that, I still have an ace up my sleeve. I had mentioned late last year that I had been thinking about doing a fan comic related to Dragon Ball Z and instead of trying to do my original story, I'd do my take on the series. In other words, I'd rewrite Dragon Ball Z and add some of my spin on it.

Some people that I proposed this idea to shot it down immediately as they wanted me to continue Genesis. Well, fuck it at this point. There's no reason to continue Genesis and there's more reason to put my own spin on Dragon Ball Z. Some people might be shaking their heads and think that it's just going to be the same story over again with new art and whatnot. That isn't the case. I've changed A LOT of things around from the original story. It's not meant to say that the original series is bad or that my version will be better; it's meant to be a sort of tribute to the original series as well as a what could have been type deal.

There are catches though. Remember how I was updating Genesis with my original art, but it was sketchy? Well, expect that with this new series. I will not be diving into this fan comic with the intention to create a grand spectacle, but with the intention to have fun, pay tribute to a show and manga I grew up on, and to share my thoughts on the series in the form of this story. Some characters will be removed and others will be added. I won't go too far into detail since I don't feel like it, but I'll leave you with this. See you soon.

Journal History

Shoutbox

x-Memoire-x:iconx-memoire-x:
Thank you so much for the extra points! :3
Wed Nov 27, 2013, 8:07 AM
Jokar216:iconjokar216:
Random Emo Cookies will be updated this Saturday.
Thu Oct 31, 2013, 8:17 PM
AmiDanni:iconamidanni:
-w- Nyehehehehe
Sun Jun 2, 2013, 5:05 PM
Jokar216:iconjokar216:
Welcome to my page~
Tue May 28, 2013, 1:13 PM
Nobody

Commissions

To contact me for commission work, note me on here or email me at joker_216@hotmail.com

Rates
====

Sketched: $15

Inked: $20

Colored: $30

Keep in mind that the more characters you request, the less detail there will be.

====================
Styles
====================
I have 3 different styles.

Chibi
thejoker216.deviantart.com/art…

Default
thejoker216.deviantart.com/art…

Detailed
thejoker216.deviantart.com/art…

Sketchy
thejoker216.deviantart.com/art…

For more examples, check my gallery thejoker216.deviantart.com/gal…
==========================
Comic commissioning
==========================

Want me to do a comic for you?

It's $15 per page. A pretty generous offer I'd say.
===============================

Do you think it's right that Goku & Co. consistently threw the World Tournament to Mr. Satan? 

60%
6 deviants said Kinda, Goku & Co. didn't want the publicity so that made it alright.
30%
3 deviants said Yes, the people needed Mr. Satan as their hero whether they knew the truth or not.
10%
1 deviant said No, Goku & Co. deserved more respect than they got from the people.

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for adding my work to your collection
Reply
:iconjokar216:
Jokar216 13 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Hey, you're welcome.

Your journals are very informative and offer great advice. It's helped me open up to various ways of improvement both artistically and socially. Don't know what I'd have done without them.
Reply
:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching me! :la:
Reply
:iconjokar216:
Jokar216 Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome~ Looked through your gallery and I loved practically everything I saw and I also read several of your past journal entries that really opened my eyes to a lot of things as well as gave me helpful advice. Right away I had to watch you so that I can see what you come out with next either artistically or advice wise.

c:
Reply
:iconkikielzinga:
kikielzinga Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I haven't done the stuff for donating yet!
Reply
:iconraineyellow:
RaineYellow Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for joining :iconspirit-heroes:

We are glad to have you join our group. You can get started by filling in the application form in the featured folder.
Reply
:iconsbcheesecake:
SBCheeseCake Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey im super sorry i went mia for a while -_-.i have your sketch ive just been busy with school(taking five classes) but school is over for me next week.im sending ur sketch for sure tomorrow.im sorry again for just dissappearing.totally wasnt my plan to do that.hope ur not mad at me and were still friends :D lol
Reply
:iconkikielzinga:
kikielzinga Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for donating!! want faves, comments, etc. for it?
Reply
:iconjokar216:
Jokar216 Dec 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely~ : D I'd greatly appreciate it.
Reply
Add a Comment: