It has been making people emotional for years.
Cover Image Credits: JWITLESS ART
It has been said, an artist is truly immortal in its admirer's mind. We are living in an era of technological advancement where everything has a shelf-life. But very few things manage to leave a lasting impression. This writing prompt, which was released in 2017 has stuck around for a while and for good reason. Titled “#Case: 273402 Status: Disastrous", it was created by author Kitten Wiskers, who goes by the name Mindy.
It tells the story of a little girl named Charlotte Dower who is no longer scared of any of the monsters that live under her bed. Because there is a far more despicable creature in her life. Soon after the story was released, it caught the imagination of a lot of people, but thanks to Russian artist Natalya Sorokina, it has been turned into an amazing comic strip. Sorokina, who goes by the nickname Jwitless said that it’s her “first colored comics ever,” hence it also made her feel a little nervous. Known as one of the most shared stories on the internet, it has also been the source of inspiration for a lot of fan arts and movies. In 2018, a short horror film titled 'Charlotte and the Monster' was released based on the story.
In a conversation with Bored Panda, Sorokina said, "I like to switch styles and themes, so my Instagram gallery may seem too diverse—from sexy portraits to cute comics for children.” The artist said that she loves “drawing beautiful people, fantasy creatures, and making meaningful stories which touch the strings of human souls." She added, "I made dozens of comics with horses in notebooks, where my mom helped me to write down characters’ conversations.” After some time, Sorokina discovered that her true passion was depicting creatures she has never ever seen in real life. The artist said that the original story moved her deeply and she was amazed by the short yet absolutely brilliant storyline. She said, "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." When asked about what serves as her inspiration, the Russian artist said she loves visiting art galleries and exploring different types of techniques. She concluded saying, "And sometimes it comes from my heart. When I worry about something, art helps to release the sadness.”
Here's how she beautifully illustrated the story that has made us emotional:
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