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FINISHED!

Uhhh I decided about two weeks ago that I wanted to make a creepypasta-themed children's book. <8; I decided Candle Cove would be my perfect victim!

Err I know this isn't really creepy, I didn't necessarily intend that.

What I really wanted was to make something that would be like, REAL merch from the show if the show actually existed.

So yeaaaaah!

Special thanks to :iconhorus-the-chorus: for looking over the text in the early stages of production.

I'm very glad this is done. Hopefully the flash buttons work!

Candle Cove is not my original story.

The text and drawings in this book are mine.
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:iconsuperskeetospro:
Okay, so this is probably the strangest concept I've seen on deviantART.

A children's book on a creepypasta. Okay.

Well, Let's go in order. The vision itself is so crazy, that it suprisingly works. It does indeed look like merchandise for the show. So perfect for that.

I usually give fanart 3 stars, but considering that she chose to do a children's book style, I decided to boost it up a star. Very creative XD

The technique is very much the opposite of original. While I LOVE :iconzakeno:'s style, I think she should've tried something different. This looks too digital, and not like a printed book. A texture or something of the like would've softened this blow, but alas. XD Anyway, all the coloring is also too similar. Keep in mind, everyone sans Janice is supposed to be a puppet. Percy has a porceline head, from what I've read. The only one that really works is the Skintaker, but it's only in the eyes. Speaking of, He's supposed to look at the viewer when he states his catchphrase.

Impact is perfect if you know the story, if you don't, then you'll still like the book all the same.

All-in-all, the coloring, while beautiful and well done, is not appropriate for what the piece is supposed to be. It's written like a children's book, which makes it work. While I admit there's a tad bit of bias, since this is one of my favorite creepypasta's, but I tried my best to be fair.
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:iconmegcurtis:
First off, this is amazing. The colors and art are beautiful, and I love how you made this a children's book instead of just writing it out and having concept art to go with it.

The story itself is great! You stayed mostly stayed true to the creepypasta, which is good. However, I thought the ending would be a tiny bit confusing to someone who hasn't read the creepypasta, but that doesn't mean I didn't like it. I loved it!

You should really consider getting this published or something (just as long as you give the right credit to the creater of the pasta, and get his or her permission and stuff...). I'm sure a lot of people would enjoy this.

Keep up the awesome work!
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:iconlegoland5254:
legoland5254 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I like how you sort of kept the creepiness of the story with the static television at the end of the story
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:iconanimecrazed101:
AnimeCrazed101 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Read it all the way through and loved it. Candle Cove is one of my favourite creepypastas as it gives a sense of wanting to find out if it is real or not :)  Though on that note of my saying "giving a sense of wanting to find out if its real or not", I feel like I have heard the character name "Pirate Percy" before even though I haven't seen the show (supposedly according to the creepypasta it was real at some point in time) but anyways this is awesome and I felt a little spooked when reading it so yeah very much awesomeness :D
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NeoTheCats Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a journal stack on this, please check it out and help me do research!!!
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:iconmistymoo6:
mistymoo6 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww
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:iconpiepiepinkype:
piepiepinkype Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me really happy, The pictures and story is great and the skintaker looks scary. 
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:iconkyri01-1:
kyri01-1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This was awesome! I like how it didn't end up drastically scary yet it still creeped me out a bit XD
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:iconredsligbra:
redsligbra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
this is...ITS LIKE A EPISODE BUT WITHOUT THE ANIMATION
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:icontitchthecat17:
Titchthecat17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
My brain... It's melting... From the.... Awesomeness....
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:icongalaxy-flowers:
Galaxy-Flowers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOOOOOOVEEEEE ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ :D
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:iconfridayatmidnight:
FridayatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow itīs sooo amazing!I feel like I just watched Candle Cove. xP Great job on the drawing and the story! x)
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MsCreepyMcPasta Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing. The way the art was laid out and how the story was told is brilliant. Very good job my good sir.Cutie Thumbs Up 
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:iconminty-illusion:
Minty-Illusion Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool! I love it!
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:iconcaptainamerica77:
CAPtainAmerica77 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was just amazing and well drawn and written. I loved it.
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:iconunderneath-infinity:
underneath-infinity Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Get this published. :iconcannotevenplz:
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:iconthe-gr8-fangirl:
The-Gr8-Fangirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When I saw this: :iconcannotevenplz:

THIS IS AMAZING ;U; :iconepicclapplz:
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:icondyingmarshmallows:
DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
WHY CAN'T THIS BE A CARTOON ON CARTOON NETWORK!!!?? It really needs to be.
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:iconlokoko-space:
Lokoko-space Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omigawd, this is awesome! instant fave!
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:iconjokerswild713:
JokersWild713 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Freeaking. Amazing. Seriously, I love this, it's super cool. Bravo.
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:iconfunnyjollycupcake:
FunnyJollyCupcake Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YOU...MUST....GO.....INSIDE.
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was so awesome. :iconso-awesomeplz: The style that you made for this was wonderful, the whole idea of making a book surrounded by such an infamous creepypasta was ultimately unique, and the way that you placed a subtle blanket of horror over the more prominent one of Candle Cove was executed quite nicely. All over, loving this so hard.
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:iconfreecie1:
freecie1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
The end is the most scary part.

Whoa.
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:icongiruveganus:
Giruveganus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
That's weird...I tried to read the book, but there's nothing but blank pages! Is it supposed to be like that?

(j/k, it was cool. Love the design of the characters, and the idea for an actual episode.)
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha, thanks! x)
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:iconwholetthemonstersout:
wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is actually very good! Not as creepy as the original story, but it is indeed very well-made and fun to read.
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconwholetthemonstersout:
wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconstreled:
Streled Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
I would so much want that book!:la:
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Glad ya fancy it! <3
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:iconstreled:
Streled Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
For some reason, I remember to have seen the exact same story as a child...
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:icontechunadept:
TechUnadept Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Why does your mouth move like that?
2 GRIND UR SKIN! JAJAJAJAJA!
Not if you wear your teeth down to nubbins. Besides, you're a skeleton. You'd go to bits with one good smack.
BUT I WEAR KIDS SKINS! THAT'S GOT TO BE GOOD FOR A SCARE!
No. It's just fabric. Piss off.
BUT-
Don't make me take my belt off.
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:iconmissspain:
MissSpain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
skin taker is a weird dude!
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:iconlychicambess:
LychiCambess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thats exactly how I pictured the boats face too! the eyes were more "wonky" tho :lol:
you rawk
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:iconmumitomoe:
MumiTomoe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
You made Candle Cove look so innocent, I love it.
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:iconvocaloidaddict:
vocaloidaddict Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"You have... to go... INSIDE."
Lol. you did your research! I wish that this was a real show so baaaaad.
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:iconwerewolfkate555:
werewolfkate555 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
*_* Very cool
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:iconluckysea13:
luckysea13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Great children bedtime story. I'm a teacher , that teach small kids how 2 grow flowers, plants & vegetables. I also do a little garden designing. My business is Soil2plate, it's not only 4 kids. For anyone who wants to learn about growing, planting & flowers. I was raise on a large dairy farm in Wash. State & a large ranch in Flagstaff,AZ. So I know quite a bit about both worlds. I love your story about Candle Cove!!!
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconequisetum-bogotense:
Equisetum-bogotense Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, this is awesome! I love creepypastas and the Candle Cove stories are among my favourites!
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ImperfectChimera Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
AND THEN THEY ALL DIED THE END
:icongotosleepplz:
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
BUT WHO WAS PHONE?
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:iconmoish:
Moish Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I WAS PHONE
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Timidemerald Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
TO GRIND YOUR SKIN
AHHH THAT PANEL

sooooooo! Interesting style, the drawings look a little different from your usual artwork. I do think some parts look a little rushed, but as someone who's done comics before I know that when you illustrate for a drawing it's easy to get impatient the further you go on @__@;

But yes, I love the way you drew the skin-taker, and it would have been nice if you took the story a bit further in the creepiness... Along with using some darker, scarier colors. I notice the color palettes you use (for example, purple to shade brownish colors) are typical of digital paintings and overall warm illustrations. IF you desaturate everthing it would already look very creepy despite the fact the kids are drawn cutely. Of course, you might be going for that sort of happy tree friends effect (super cutesy drawing, creepy content) but yeah, you'd have to push the story more to make it work. Also, I Think the ending could have been drawn out by maybe one or two extra panels to seem like she's been watching the screen for a looong time. But that's more of a personal thing.

Keep up the good work! :] I love the cover, it looks so legit. HEhe!
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
They're rushed because I had a week to do it, haha. |D But thanks! You're right, I wish I had more planning time for this but ahhhh well.
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OverdramaticToast Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol, this was pretty great
the part where the boat just yells at them was hilarious to me.
for some reason, i just think of an angry, impatient, fat man, waiting in line outside some resteraunt, behind some lady, who is at the door but not going inside cause she's distracted and texting on her phone.
so the guy repeats the boats line.
and i laugh hysterically.
Anyways, Very nice :iconallrightplz:
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
...that would be the best thing ever seriously

with dramatic lighting and everything
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:iconoverdramatictoast:
OverdramaticToast Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
It'll decimate the Box-office, people will be lining at movie theaters in DROVES :iconfryseesplz:
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:iconzakeno:
Zakeno Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
DROVES, I SAY
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:iconoverdramatictoast:
OverdramaticToast Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
:icontableflipplz: DROOOVES
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icestarfalconfire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really amazing~
and am i the only one who thinks candle cove and flapjake are eerily similar?
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Acefox1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Well, I found this quite educational. Just found out what creepypasta and Candle Cove was from this. The Skin-Taker should make a cameo in all the Happy Golden Books.
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