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Artist Beautifully Illustrates This Monster Story That’s Been Making People Emotional For Years
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Artist Beautifully Illustrates This Monster Story That’s Been Making People Emotional For Years Interview With Artist

Some very few things on the internet stay there forever. And one particular writing prompt released back in 2017 sure has stuck around for a while.

Titled “#Case: 273402 Status: Disastruous,” the story was created by the author Kitten Wiskers, better known as Mindy these days. It follows a little girl named Charlotte Dower who is no longer scared of any of the monsters beneath her bed. It soon turns out, there’s a far worse creature in her life.

The tale has caught the imagination of many, but thanks to the Russian artist Natalya Sorokina, it has now been turned into an impressive comic strip. Natalya, who goes by the nickname jwitless, said it’s her “first colored comics ever,” which made her feel slightly nervous. Let’s take a look at the beautiful set of illustrations below, and get ready for the haunting tale to hit you hard.

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This story originally posted by Kitten Wiskers has been viral for the past three years

Image credits: kittenwiskers

The story is known as one of the most shared tales on the internet and it has served as an inspiration for a lot of fan art, including movies. The short horror film titled “Charlotte and the Monster” inspired by Kitten Wiskers’ tale was released back in 2018.

Since its appearance, the tale has been shared so much on social media accounts, it’s becoming hard to pinpoint the exact date it was posted. It allegedly emerged as a writing prompt on one Tumblr blog that was dedicated to stories and poems as well as witty remarks and additions in the Tumblr community.

And Russian artist Natalya Sorokina decided to illustrate it in this comic strip

Bored Panda contacted Natalya, the 25-year-old artist from Moscow, to find out more about her love for drawing. Natalya is an illustrator at multiple design agencies and she also draws commissions for people’s personal projects. “I like to switch styles and themes, so my Instagram gallery may seem too diverse—from sexy portraits to cute comics for children.”

Natalya said she loves “drawing beautiful people, fantasy creatures, and making meaningful stories which touch the strings of human souls.” When she started drawing as a child, it was mostly horses: “I made dozens of comics with horses in notebooks, where my mom helped me to write down characters’ conversations.” Later, Natalya discovered her passion for creatures that “I haven’t ever seen in real life.”

Image credits: JWITLESS ART

The illustrator said that “the monster tale moved her deeply.” Plus, “the storyline is short, simple, yet brilliant.” The monster tale inspired her to illustrate the story before adding any details and script changes. “I was very nervous, thinking I didn’t do my best and that people wouldn’t like it. I couldn’t decide on publishing the first chapter for several months,” confessed Natalya.

When it comes to inspiration, Natalya loves browsing art galleries and exploring different styles and techniques. “And sometimes it comes from my heart. When I worry about something, art helps to release the sadness.” She calls it “a free therapy session.”

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

If only this could be true...

Hans
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2 years ago

Those who deliberately harm children do not deserve a gentle treatment as in this story.

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LottieH
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2 years ago

Wish I had a monster when I was little.

Gareth Graham
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2 years ago

I hope you sleep better now.

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RJ
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2 years ago

Something like this happened in my town in the late 80s. There were three russian guys living in our town. They were living a peaceful life doing a small construction and lown mowing business and no one cared about them. One day evening, at a local store parking lot, a local goon came drunk and started beating his teenage son in front of everyone. This guy was a pure criminal and ex convict, he was in prison for armed robbery, his wife left him because of his abusive character, he was living with his son and he used to beat him for no reason. Everyone knew this and none had the courage to stop him.

RJ
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2 years ago

At that time, these russian guys were coming after work, they saw this happening, they walked in and asked him to stop. But he didn't stop and called them names thinking they will step back, but the opposite happened. In a moment they jumped on him, overpowered him and started beating him into pulp, he even lost some teeth. Goon's friend came to help him and showed a gun, but guess what, one russian guy pulled out a even bigger gun, and that person got scared and away. The goon couldn't even stand and was crawling on the ground pleading to stop beating.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

If only this could be true...

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Those who deliberately harm children do not deserve a gentle treatment as in this story.

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LottieH
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2 years ago

Wish I had a monster when I was little.

Gareth Graham
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2 years ago

I hope you sleep better now.

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RJ
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2 years ago

Something like this happened in my town in the late 80s. There were three russian guys living in our town. They were living a peaceful life doing a small construction and lown mowing business and no one cared about them. One day evening, at a local store parking lot, a local goon came drunk and started beating his teenage son in front of everyone. This guy was a pure criminal and ex convict, he was in prison for armed robbery, his wife left him because of his abusive character, he was living with his son and he used to beat him for no reason. Everyone knew this and none had the courage to stop him.

RJ
Community Member
2 years ago

At that time, these russian guys were coming after work, they saw this happening, they walked in and asked him to stop. But he didn't stop and called them names thinking they will step back, but the opposite happened. In a moment they jumped on him, overpowered him and started beating him into pulp, he even lost some teeth. Goon's friend came to help him and showed a gun, but guess what, one russian guy pulled out a even bigger gun, and that person got scared and away. The goon couldn't even stand and was crawling on the ground pleading to stop beating.

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