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Episode 3: Once Upon a Time

Watching his daughter painfully die from a brain tumor drives Nikol Bescu to make a nightmarish bargain with the sinister Ustrel. But at what terrible cost?

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Three monsters stalk 1930s Berlin.

Reinhart Fohl is a senior clerk in Goebbels' propaganda ministry, who's recently made a dizzying discovery: the party gives its loyal servants so much support and so much latitude that he's functionally omnipotent.

Basilisks--reptilian in infancy, close to human in adulthood--turn to stone in their dotage. 'Welcome', a basilisk in its final sessile stage, has become an old patrician house, complete with portico and gables.

Immortal vampire child Magda Bescu has to live--and to feed--otherwise the tumor in her brain, which is every bit as immortal as she is, will eat more and more of the healthy tissue and leave a bigger hole in her sanity and her memories. And in this place and this time, Magda has one other pressing problem: racially, she belongs to the Roma, the gypsy peoples. The eugenics laws of inter-war Germany have effectively declared open season on anyone of her race.

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llDerpllHerpll Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in a verrrrry nice job once again sir, you've succeded on making me WOW on this one I say, as you did on ep. 1
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Zingam Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The author has never seen real Gypsies.
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Sihlaryn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Amazing story, haunting, creepy and poetic, I love the Ustrel.
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VioletAlleyway Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks!
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DicitDomina Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blackrose: BEAUTIFUL. ^-^
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TheFallenWhisper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is free on the app for IOS
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Megan1999 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
the third part doesn't work with me >_<
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Purplecowart Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
>:( this series is amazing. that doesnt mean you should charge me for it! TRUST ME I WOULD butni have 1 point.
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Summergoinham Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Same! XD
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kiki-454 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed!!!
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blueandpinkclouds Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING! <3
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ssusiessays Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thanks!
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blueandpinkclouds Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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masih1991 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice job
here [link]
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acunk89 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
wow Amazing.... What The kinds Font from title...?
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rekamedar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
good work!
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DarkHeartLace Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this extremely creepy series so far!
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Glad you're enjoying it so much...we're really proud of this one! Cheers!
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bksjr2013 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice:D
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Nooriezk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Good
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
First person to answer this trivia question gets 10 free dA points to read this episode! Q: What was the name of the Gestapo agent that Magda meets in the Prologue?
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is kind of Dificult as there is mention of the Gestapo Agent name ...

When he was intercepted by the police There is the mention of "Pizde" but i think that is a "Insult" not actualy a name ..

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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
You're on the right track...it's the right scene!
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hoo seriously ... Let me check Better..
Im kinda good at this things ...

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OK the name was "FRIESE". from GEstapo.

Lol that was kinda dificult ...

As English is not my native language i was always reading "FREEZE. Im from Gestapo" ... :rofl:

I think i Deserve a prise now ...

:w00t:

Anyway Im kinda liking this book more and more ...

Inspite all gore and such , Got full of Brain puzling Enigmas, Even a very Experient Argumentist As me Got to Stop and think twice to whatahell the Scene And the Hints mean ...
Is very interesting to "finaly" see a "comic" that is not Comic at all and And not for Dumb people understand actualy ...
I Reaaly like how the creator puts us thinking deeply why things happen That way, in one issue and then giving such inteligent surprising solutions to the scenes ...

Its obvious that in aScript Wring method the Author did Write first all the plot ... then After having it all The Puzle pieçes Constructed On purpose Destruied the puzzle pieçes and puts scatered pieçes of the history "visualy" & "Literary" were they are not suposed to be ... That way we get the sense something is missing but never know why .. Then it trows us at the head with the Missing link to That pieçe ...

I realy reaaly like that ...

Its obvious that the Literary author want us to Get in love with the Litle poor girl ...
.. But i find reaaly interesting how the Artist just keeps going in the oposite way Shoking us with the visual Worst of her ...

Its kind of a Very Explosive mixture ...

I kinda Confess that at first i was like ( ok niçe Artworks - but Whataheck story is that ... So many stuffs seam so off ... ) But in the end is that Genuine Craziness of the Writing that Keeps Art and Literature at a unbelievable Simbiosis Degree ...

Its also a Shame that YoU gusy Still dont have the "non linear" linkage betwen pages in your MotionBook tool ready ...
This Title Would be Incredible anwsome if it allows to to Click on images and go to alternative rooms ( with Important puzzle pieçes hiden there ) ... A chose your way Rpg method Were The Viewer had to Soffer the consenquences of its too much curiosity and wrong decisions .... Would be a Blast !


The STory is Enouph captivating Already "just with one of the monsters" the litle girl revealed ...
Now the other tree monsters Would Give plot for one of those crazy Animes That would make history like... xD

Gona Tell you a Secret ...

Im a very Experient and Extremly demanding Person in terms of Art & Plots In Any Art form ...
But from all the others bests : Mono, Stone, Tokio .. This is for sure Right now the Best of them in Art And Brain Sucking ...

I guess you guys at madefire In titles have business For all kinds of people So soon.
Its kind of interesting to see you guys At madefire Efforting so much Inspite of earning so litle i think...
It reaaly Says alot of The Enthusiasm of DoinG masterpieçes as the main Driven factor ...

CONGRATS !


RUBEN ISMAEL
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Nice work--points SENT! Enjoy :)
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
PS: Sory for the Gigantic Too much Entusiastic Crazy post as Usual :typerhappy:

Thats what Happen At 6 Am After a On more Whole night of work :giggle:

You Become WorkDrunk :drunk:

Iv Sow you even payed Some points for a Girl backthere tell you what she tought of it [link] and she just said "it was great. ^^" right soooo ...
I just tought in give you some more advanced Feedback like "only i could" :giggle:

Sory about the gigantic Crazy post

Anyway Got to Remind myself More often why PERSONAL HIGHLY INFORMATIVE JOURNALS Exist ... [link]

And why comments should be litle eheehehe...


HAVE FUN ! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL WOUNDERFULL PRODUCT SUPPORT BACK TEHRE!

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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
No worries, sorry for the late response...on the other post--I'm only a writer and the art I post are projects I'm developing with such amazing artists as ile-Wolf and Santi-Ikari...but motion books based on what I've wrote are coming...thanks for all your enthusiasm!
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

We will be eagering to see your projects ! As well the projects of the rest of #MADEFIRE team .

This things always take alot of time / Severall months to be made / but im prety sure as the effort and dedication needed is so grand also The results will be always Unique / no matter what team Is working at it ...

And team dedication is actualy the key ...

Hugs man ! Thank you for all positive freshness no matter what ! You rule ! :glomp:

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Iv Just took some accounts on my Own personal production Schedules. In what iv been doing this latest 2 weeks and ...
Well desapointingly ... basicaly in the best i can make 1 high quality Matte painting every day 1 music everyday 1 Scene Plot everyday ...
More than that i hav eto waste more than 8 hours of work in it ... And this Motionbook Work Turns from a partime to a FULL Time JOB !

I was not aware of that was so much more dificult than traditional comics ... wich i was doing 1 finished Colored page every 2 days ...

In MotionBooks ( for me at least ) In 30 days that makes 30 high quality artworks in 1 year 360 ...
Now if we put 4 high quality artworks per page That means 90 pages done in 1 year .

Now if we scatter those over 1 year That means 30 pages of High quality Draw/Painted Matte Cintiq artwork in each 4 months ...

Now it takes exactly same time to do High quality Soundtracks ... For each page ... So it gets 30 Pages in each 8 months

And to do literature ... almost same time ...
And to do animations same exact time ...

SO "for me" And my style of arts Individually and "realistic" is 1 High quality Motion Book of 30 pages each year...
Of course with All artworks near the cinematics of world of warcraft [link]

My personal problem is that i love to do things like this [link] And i never get satisfied if i dont do in each image "less than that" ... WICH MEANS im never satisfied with my art unless i waste like 3 weeks everyday doing it xD

SO that to say That IF MAKING COMICS WAS HARD And pushing from a REAL ARTIST QUalities BEFORE .

Motion Books Are like For Crazy Artisticaly Fast And amazing Good Artists ..

Also for them doing it "never alone" just ...

Thats why we developed the #SOULSSHINE-MADEFIRE Production universe team / to put alot of people that want to do motion books Collaborating and partnershiping with eachothers ... And even that way it will be dificult ...

Cause in this kind of productions there is a In house studio work Were the employed are payed to be there working "seriously" 12 hours everyday ...
Or the "good" results will not come so easy ...

Or at least not without some huge terabites of disc data catalogued and at its hand to work with ...
Expecialy on the Audio Leep ...

Wich reminds me that UNITY3D.com Business greath And biggest achievment Are their UNITY 3D STORE [link] Wich Allows independent developers To SELL their creations there ...

now Imagine MADEFIRE.COM/ASSETSTORE/ Adress ...
With everyone be able to sell there / Scripts / plots / Characters / Services / Their own Motion books like tokyopop.com / request Real prints Delivered at home of the services / kickstarter.com like Platform / each creator have its own portal to its production With its litle work forum at madefire.com/theproject/ adress for each Indi creator team / Audio selling / Fx Packs To aply to motion books pages / Motion book Tool Custom made Java Scripts / And what more ... Ho 3D models also with already made characters / enviroments / scenes .. etc in all tipes of 3d packages ... For authors to use and abuse ...

Please ! Pass down to BenWolstenholme That latest biggest idea ...

You can also stay with the props and say its yours NO PROBLEM ! AS LONG YOU GUYS DO IT ! AND PUT IT ON YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TO DO SCHEDULE !

THE OFFICIAL MADEFIRE.COM/ASSETSTORE ... With all those toguether is something that would boost And rock madefire Company comerce, and of course our comerce and of course down low the production custs and time doing it for everyone in this Much to become indi business ...

Ho my I guess Much Entusiastic ideas Preaching doesnt lack me ...

NOW DOING IT ! IT WILL BE A DAM YEAR OF LIKE EVERYDAY DRAWING PAINTING 3DYING LITERATUREING AND MUSIC MAKING ...
Just for 30 pages ... It will be a hell dude ...

So better me and my self shut my lil mouth and START WORKING ! AS THERE WASNO TOMOROW !

BEN been a delightfull pleasure to meet you ! SEE US IN A YEAR FRIEND!

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Cheers !

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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I WHIN !?
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YEAAH !!!
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LOLOL THANK YOU SOOO MUCH !!!

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WHOOOHO!!!

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PS: by the way do you guys know already how much will be the "Final price" of your Motion Books ?
And When you guys Will put the Final price happening ?

I would reaaly would love to know how many Sales you guys "in total" been having so far ... you can send that information by private message if you want ...
I know thats kind of Intrusing ...
But Must know that Just to Manage things within our Game motion books Universe production at :iconsoulsshine-madefire: :)

We are going to develop Interactive Fightingfantasy.com meet finalFantasy Interactive Game Motions, along others More traditional ... In Severall Small groups Teams of Projects that are already been made And already published In phones [link] As well some others never published [link]

The Many "Interactive With eachothers titles" in our universe
Is something that will be done tru the next year Not just in Small groups of 2 persons but also We will make COMPLETE OPEN DEVELOPMENT Communitary productions were the characters and ideas of everyone will be able to get in ...

You can actually already understand the Mess that will be to join up so many histories with so many visual styles of many artists toguether ... But it will be pure fun also ...

But one thing we reaaly need to know as production group is the "Potential" Number of sales amount ... That a Powerhouse House like #MADEFIRE is doing ... That we can consider do like 25% of it ? lol...

I know Thi sis a new media / And i also know Expecialy that motions books only delivered here / not on youtube or Google store Amazons or any other Bigger Partnership also Like ^^ Will not rent any bug budgets ...
Expecially as Deviantart is a community of artists ...
And by 20 years of it i know that Artists are all STARVING ...

And many will just work at this for a Litle Budget and still be happy ...

BUT things on our production Group will get Worst as / Expecialy on OPEN GROUP PRODUCTIONS / the More a Artist participate the more Points he will earn ...
BUT if we let too many participations in each episode ...
Everyone will earn just like 1000 points if that much ?

SO KNOW THE NUMBERS OF SALES YOU BIG GUYS BEEN DOING Is Extremly important for us ...


I think is important to remark that for sucessefull sales Motion books must be enabled to get Out of DEVIANTART Litle nest ...

And go outhere...
At our production eyes Maibe #MADEFIRE Should do in its oficial site a tokyopop.com [link] Own Web/Phones Sales Site Platform ...

Were from there #MADEFIRE could make Like for example "youtube Comercial advertisings" to a list of titles, that then would bring people to the madefire tokyopop like Sales site ... Then partnerships with other entities as google or amazon then would be more easy ...

But of course making that the Madefirebooks be only viewable With user account and conected to the user acount payment ... And never be able to be downloaded To not allow piracy and then the end of the business for all us ...

ANyway Do i think too much !?
Hoo ok ...

:iconbritishohnoes:
Is because your avatar is a skull :iconben-abernathy:
I look at it And think imeedeatly on all the Diferent views of the TOO BE or NOT to be ON FIRE...

Anyway Fire in our heads ...
Thats all #MADEFIRE is about !


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE POINTS ...




PS: Ho by The way i actually figured out why HOUSES OF THE HOLY is so much diferent ... Beside the greath crazy MAgic the Gathering Expert Artist [link] David Kendall
The Mike Carey guy is actualy a dam Greath noveler Literature writer that have been nominated for eight Eisner Awards. ? [link]

HOOoo ...

OK i didnt sow that comming...
That is Actualy this is a "Not other alike" comic outhere ...

House of teh Holy
Its Not just a comic is a dam Epic Graphic novel ...
Made by dam Epic Crazy Monsters of Others fields Much more evoluted Artistical And Literary than the simple American comics line ...

Its all explained On how this author they can do such Alternative Diference ...

For me There is just one thing here ...
... we need more sequences We need more Step by step scenes ...
In sometimes the evolution of the story is just getting too fast .

But Anyway its normal if that Happens if the Authors Are not just Earning too much or the production is getting on a too much higuer price ... The number of Episodes Gets Limited from the start / and then the Literary Author Rushes things / As happens usualy in the usual Corporational Comic Business world ...

But i think you guys Should let the characters breed and live and fell Deep sequenced emotions a litle more ... Even if you guys finish the "payed" 10 issues and just have 25% of the history you made done ...

There is alot of enourmous Artistical literaray and visual Artistical juiçe flowing in this episodes ...

So as its so diferent In line to others titles my guess is that this title expecialy should be treated as "Not a comic" with Comic book issues and pages limitations, But as a BOOK NOVEL ... That even if it take years should be writen slowly amoung 2 years or more ...

Unles syou guys already have so much to tell ..

But that happened with the Image Comics And topcow Days alot .. when they come from marvel Exodus !
All them Those greath artists They Did such starting amazing jobs With Such greath ideas ... But then they rushed in . And then the Money Comed out And the gerath ideas flow Was wasted / not tasted ... And in 1 year The greath Starting titles become Zombies As everything in marvel or Dc is ...

You And the Authors Sure will get my point ...

There is a Big Diference betwen doing a limited Rushed by "paper" limits 30 Pages Comic book issue .
And As writer doing Slowly During 1 year the deep Inspired tought of a greath novel ...

And what we are having here is a greath Literature novel ...
We just need you guys to hang on even without so much money earned ...
And not quit from it and not rush it even ...

Teh French Soleil productions soleilprod.com Setting a Mark on their own do that in their Titles ...

They have greath Literature authors They have Greath Artists ...
they are all too much french and even dont usualy acept others then frenchs in their market lol ...

But one thing those frenchies they do know .. is how to tease with greath quality Its audience.

The publisher itself Does not care of the "monthly" or even "6 in 6 months" Publishing of their titles ...

The team in a title Does the things They have to do even if they spend 6 months doing oen more episode of next 60 pages or even more some take even 1 year for the next issue to come out ... And the fans get desperate ! A sthey loved so much the first so they are always hungering the publisher hey when this title come out ! But the publisher itself Doesnt care for what the fans care in each episode...

In each episode the authors do whatever they have to do and when "the next episode" its finished at at bigger master pieçe level is released ... "Then its released" ...
And all the fans that been like 1 year waiting for next Episode are like all buying !

How the publisher does survive even with this "Publishing in paper crisis" ?

Simple they have many titles ...
Wille fans are Obliged to waith for the next chapter ...
They know that Publisher only got Greath Stuff / at the master pieçe level somethimes ...
So they buy the other Titles wille waiting for their favorites ...
And when the favorites come everyone buys ...

Now Of course That is much "Philosophical" Business model ...
And sometimes good only for the publisher that have many titles ...
Not for the artists that have to do their best and even be 6 months working in 30 pages till the title gets the Masterpieçe of thinking and art efforts level ...

But that kind of Crazy Business model been working .
And a very Alternative Publisher as Soleil have its business stablished Much thanks to that ...

That is something that we all publishers Should learn ...
I have my own publisher also, Light of life editions [link] its completly in bankrupt ... By many ways We Are a Publisher on university [link] Entertainment and Spirituality Magazines Titles ...

And we had to learn alot of those Business models Things on the very worst up to bankrupt way ...

But i guess you guys are managing very well what you people have ...

And As small publisher you have so much Literature and Artistic Power is unbelievable ....

But i guess There could be in :madefire: a prints on demand like LULU.COM sistem [link] On that tokyopop.com Site made out of www.madefire.com ...

You know there are many people that would even pay On demand to have this masterpieçes printed ... And its so easy to Convert From Motion book to a4 Comic Format ...

ANYWAY ...
:iconmasterhandplz:
:iconben-abernathy:

To be or Not to be ...
WHAT WAS THE QUESTION ACTUALY ?


Been niçe to talk with you Mister Skull man!

But..

Ho "Pizde" ...
Would be better for me to "FRiEZE" here ...

:icongrammer-nazi-plz:

Or else my Come the GEstapo.. or something Worse after me ...

:icontentacle-plz:

:giggle:


CHEERS !!!




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