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Shonen Jump Feature by Malindachan Shonen Jump Feature by Malindachan
From Shonen Jump December 2011 issue
Much thanks to my friend :iconpigmon: for scanning her copy (I haven't gotten mine yet XD)

During the earlier part of this last summer, Shonen Jump posted an opportunity on their website for people to submit different kinds of fan works (besides traditional fan art) for a special "Superfan Celebration" issue. [link]

:iconslifertheskydragon: encouraged me to submit some of my YGO cosplay photos, and I got featured! :3
Originally I think they were just going to use one of my Haou photos, but instead they chose to use the protagonist photos so they could also include the oil painting I did (which was something I had done in the past for the YGO 10th anniversary fan art contest). I ended up getting half a page in full color, but what made this even more special for me is that they included an extra note. It wasn't something I was expecting, and I was very flattered that they liked my work so much.

Shonen Jump is actually going to stop printing sometime early next year and going completely digital (March will be last on paper). This is good because they'll be able to release chapters of their licensed manga online a lot faster (really close to the original Japan releases), but this also means they won't have any more opportunities like this where you can have a physical copy of your published work. I'm glad I was able to participate in something like this before they stopped printing.

Photos featured in the magazine:

Oil painting:

Photography by :iconsaraaamarie: :iconboikem: and Shelly Allen

YGO/GX/5D's is (c) Kazuki Takahashi
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Momopeach32 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I actually read this in a copy of Shonen Jump! It's ironic because I had seen your work before on Deviantart, and now I've found you once again! Your work is simply stunning.
AndromedaShun24 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats on the feature!
BelovedShadow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg awesome!!! you have every reason to be proud of your stellar talent!! :D
Aww D8 its so sad theyre gonna stop printing! But yeah you got to be part of the legend 8d 8D! Congrats Malinda ^_^!
KenshinKyo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool :) sadly I canceled my jump when my house burnt in 08 :(
Laivine-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
That is SO cool! I'm happy for you, you deserve the attention!
GaleTheChocobo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist
O___O This is amazing! Great cosplays as usual, and, oh my god that oil painting...!!
PharaohAtisLioness Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
That's so cool. Congrats!
GabriellovesShadow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is amazing. Congratulations. And awesome work!
Melodious-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
w0w! that's so awesome! Congrats!!!
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