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The ape-human hybrid secret agent and Queen's assassin, possessed of a deadly prehensile tail and 'the strength of twelve men', made his debut in the pulps of the 1930s and enjoyed a brief revival in the late 1960s and 70s.

But can it be that the fiction is closer to historic fact than was ever previously guessed?

Now a series of tales, told in hand-written journals and reported first-hand by those that knew him, reveal Mono as a dual-natured and conflicted adventurer--savage and noble; civilized, but ultimately untamable.

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SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice comic work. Your art style is very impressive- all that line detailing must have taken forever to create! I think I've fainted. 

The look-around view on page 8 was really cool and something I had no idea could be pulled off in a Motion Book. Great character and story so far. I'll see about reading the rest too if I get time! :D
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you - there is another panorama in Episode 4 here - hope you like it! :D

Mono - The Old Curiosity Shop: Ep. 4 by MadefireStudios
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alebsi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Good job!
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you ! :D
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Artist
Very impressive!
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:iconbenwolstenholme:
BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks - did you read on - the following 5 episodes are still free... for a while atleast! :D
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   Artist
Oh, okay ^^ I will read the subsequent chapters too then :)
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budasha Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Awesome!!!
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:iconbenwolstenholme:
BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks budasha! did you read on to the other episodes? love to know what you reckon - they're all free :D
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tad Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
quite the production quality
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:iconbenwolstenholme:
BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi Tad - yes we've put some work into trying to get these as immersive as possible - but keeping it a reading experience - hope you enjoyed it ? 
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
MONO 6 is out now! Hope you'll give a read and tell me what you think :)

Mono - The Old Curiosity Shop - Episode 6 by MadefireStudios
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nagromelyahs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Looks great.
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:iconbenwolstenholme:
BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you - MONO #6 is coming very soon :D
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gymnofrater Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Wonderful stuff! Thanks for all the hard work.
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for reading - did you carry on to the other episodes? ...MONO #6 coming soon :)
Thanks again
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DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! Great story, great animation, great art. This is really a masterpiece but I have to blame you for making a mono-addict ;) No, serious, I downloaded every single episode via app and all I can say is: thank you for that experience and keep going!
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you Dark Chronicles - and congratulations on your Motion Books - love seeing them on here! MONO#6 is coming very soon. And proud to say MONO Pacific (different team) has been voted for a best of the year - please put a vote in if you see this soon - Poll end tonight - Milk for the Ugly is also in there - great news for Motion Books!

www.wedgies.com/question/54a1c…
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SPyWorkz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I downloaded this one on MadeFire and I am blown away by this... I am so curious about how you guys make these books.. It is incredible.. I have been talking about it the whole day and I am pretty sure I will be doing that for a very long time..

Thank you so much for this :)
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the delay - have been at COmic Con - thank you for the feedback - so glad you enjoyed it - did you read through to the latest episode??
it's also on the Madefire app which is free for Android/Apple/Windows... Love to know what you reckon

and thanks again :D
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SPyWorkz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah.. I am waiting for episode 6... very curious to know what happens next :D

It is so beautifully made and I am still baffled by the 360 degree room view.. Just how did you pull that off?

Not only your art is incredible the whole comic has this life to it. Everything is just so well made that you can actually feel it.. especially the shot where the old guy is reading and the fire from the fire place is glowing in the background.. it gives you the sense of warmth..

I love it and I am eagerly waiting for the next episode ;) damn the suspense is killing me :P

Hope you had a wonderful time at Comic Con! 
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
also did you have a look at the Sketchbook i put together for SDCC it has some MONO 6 art in there :) link is below in this thread for speed


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SPyWorkz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi.. sorry for the very very long delay in reply ... did not check my account for months.. :(

However, I checked out Mono sketchbook it is epic.. I love how awesomely raw the line work is. It adds a lot of personality to the character himself. I wish you loads of luck with Mono and your art journey.
I am kinda working onmy art as well so that i can make my own comic on Madefire ;)
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great to hear - i hope you will get to making a Motion Book - it's very satisfying once you get under way - thanks for the feedback - here is the latest episode of MONO- hope you like it!

Mono - The Old Curiosity Shop - Episode 6 by MadefireStudios 
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you again - you've really taken in what i'm trying to do - i think the fireplace moment is fun - it is really just a dissolve between a few different colorings of the same line art - but i think the crackle of the sound adds a lot of atmos as well. Really - thank you very much for the feedback. MONO 6 is well on it's way - i will be posting some art today ! been too long - love to know what you think... i hope i don't spoil the story for you tho!

questions aways welcome - please forgive the intermittent feedback - want to get started on MONO 7 and one more page of 6 to go!
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Meylek Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is all so very amazing, both Madefire and Mono - The Old Curiosity Shop.
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:iconbenwolstenholme:
BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you ! :D
Did you get through to Episode 5 - they're all free :)
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kworking Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! :clap: Do you make any profit on this?
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi - i am part of Madefire and we have decided to put our Motion Books out for free in order to help gain an audience for artists and creators of Motion Books. We have a great number of readers though - we're very excited to see how this is growing! :D
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arttechies Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Bravo!
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
many thanks! :D hope you read them all :)
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arttechies Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes! And... It would be great to look at the process of creating your work. Gallery 
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi - here is the sketchbook - it's free if you want to see some process :D hope it helps - please tell me what you reckon

MONO Sketchbook 2014 - Ben Wolstenholme by BenWolstenholme
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arttechies Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, thanks. I saw it and wrote: "Very, very inspiring! Thank you!". ^_^
I like it very much. I'll try draw something like this.

Good luck in your creation! =)
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sorry I was logged in duplicate places and missed your comment! thanks again!
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arttechies Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
=)
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am putting a sketchbook up which will give some insight :D
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prettykittyz63 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
This is awesome
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
many thanks :D - i am working on MONO 6 at the moment - did you read thru to MONO 5? hope you like it!
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PantherFlint Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
AMAZING! THAT PANORAMIC VIEW WAS AWESOME!!! I love the early wars, and this fits perfectly, so great job! It would be awesome to see this guy along side Captain America one day!

Man, you inspired me. I want to make these motion books someday!
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks Pantherflint!! i would like to see MONO with Captain america as well - could be a fun face off!! thanks fr the support - did you read onto MONO 5?? it's free and just launched :D

click this cover :D
Mono - Episode 5 by MadefireStudios
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PantherFlint Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes I did! It's absolutely amazing and has me guessing as to what is going to happen next. How soon can we expect to see MONO 6? and a question that has puzzled me for a while now, Why is it called MONO?
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
ah! he is nicknamed MONO .... i might have to keep that secret a little longer... but it has something to do with spanish! :D
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LUWOLVESCAS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOOO I WANT MOAR! DX This is amazingly AWESOME! :D
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
THanks! there are a few more episodes - and the latest just went up for free also - here it is - you can click the cover! :D

Episode 5
Mono - Episode 5 by MadefireStudios
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suicidollxp Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you ! :D
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PercyPo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
....Where is the movie?
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BenWolstenholme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi PercyPo - it should load right into your browser - is that working for you - click forward to read each page - hope you like it - and here is the latest MONO episode 5 - you can read it for free :D

Episode 5
Mono - Episode 5 by MadefireStudios
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CharlotteRay Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
.......That.was.AMAZING!!!
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