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The Littlest Elf by markcrilley The Littlest Elf by markcrilley
These are illustrations I was hired to do for Nickelodeon Magazine years ago for an issue devoted to Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. The idea was to begin the issue with a ridiculously cheerful "Candyland-style" illustration then end the magazine with the exact same scene presented as if it had been ravaged and rendered desolate by the dark spirit of Lemony Snicket.

It was a lot of fun to do-- I really miss Nickelodeon Magazine and the wonderful assignments they sent my way from time to time.
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IWubChoco94 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O.M.G.Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!God,when I showed this to my friends,they fell off their chairs laughing!Btw,that squirrel in the second panel doesen't feel good at all!XDAnd man,those birds in the second panel!XD Priceless!=D (Big Grin) =D (Big Grin) =D (Big Grin) 
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IWubChoco94 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've watched the movie like million time now,and every time,that just gets me!=D (Big Grin) 
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AskSourCitrusella Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha i love thwo bunnies in second panel! I love that movie :XD:
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200inuyasha Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's really cool or in this case sweet and looks so yummy ^-^ lol
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FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lol, this was in the movie too
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Celer-Mortalis-095 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
If you still want to a movie about a little elf, there are probably plenty of seats in the next theater.
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:icontheawesomehetalian:
TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I thought that character looked familiar! I haven't watched the movie in years!
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:iconpoltergeist358:
Poltergeist358 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just disturbing...
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11PHAEDRA Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's cool and really funny
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dawnmichellie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to read Nickelodeon magazine whenever I got the chance! I always wanted it whenever I saw the commercials but we couldn't afford it. I love that you worked for them! It makes both you AND the mag way cooler!
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lilygoku Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice. I have this book!
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EFMARTSTUDIO Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, haha I love this Picture, it is so well drawn! And....well...funny! :headbang:
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poofy98 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I REMEMER THIS MOVIE! :D
love it mark great jod! :P
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE a Series Of Unfortunate Events! Great picture!
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animalcrossingbiskit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus Christ I remember being scared of that one scene in the film more than anything as a kid.
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Niki-Ray Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant, i had a really good laugh.
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NatJack Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great. I feel like I read the issue when I was younger, this feels oddly familiar. Excellent work, as always.
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lightdark0123 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can't remember what is the name of movie?
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:iconnatjack:
NatJack Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Series of Unfortunate Events
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:iconlightdark0123:
lightdark0123 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, Mark. :D
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:iconlightdark0123:
lightdark0123 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I meant Nat. Sorry.
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briannals Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The Littlest Elf: Oh my! Maybe this ISN'T the happiest and most joyful magazine after all.
Me: Hahahahaha!!!
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AustrianFireFox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! :iconlooolplz:
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xXMisery66xX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MWHAHAHA! Die you little happy wonderland!! Lol
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thami67 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TRUE DAT!
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xXMisery66xX Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol wooot KILL THE INNOCENT :iconyeahplz:
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EpicnessOfArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
This is very funny! I couldn't stop laughing!
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4EVER2Binluv Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god I remember the littlest elf XD Lemony Snicket knows how to get a laugh out of me d:
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ChildishBook Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
And yet again the incredible Mark Crilley has made another work of awsomeness. keep up the good work.
From just another fan.
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SakuraTenshi101 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NO WAY!!!! you did that?! I LOVED the series as a child and collected all but three books. I was so STOKED to see that there was a movie of my favorite series coming out! I didn't read the Nick magazines, but I remember it being the opening scene to the movie. so cool to know that you did the magazine illustration. =D this totally made my day. lol
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CluelessKayKay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ohmygod xD this is my favv< 3
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moonlight-tea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
ahahahhahahah it`s realy funny
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HynMayProductions Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wait?! That was you?! OMG! XD These were awesome! :D
-WHM
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Kuchiyuki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have this magazine :DD Actually, I think I have the one this's in too.
I never knew you did this owo
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Kaneichi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy god, I remember this.
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LoverOfHTF Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!! :iconiloveitplz:
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OhmehGawdItsYaoi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
This is so cool and it fits the series surprisingly well haha
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RainbowOwlz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thats funny! ya gotta say I like the bottom pic better!
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RaelXArts Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I loved Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events I always wonered why they didn't make a sequal
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BlardyBlardy123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You and me both!!!
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SilverTidalWave Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Writer
Is it wrong that I kind of like the bottom picture more than the top one? ^^;

Really awesome though, I love it. :D
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suyuku-san Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Writer
I remember this!! :O_o: in fact I think I still have a copy of this, you drew this? amazing! brings memories of my childhood back :)
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Falljoydelux Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that movie. Jim Carey ftw!
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Risk-Two Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read this with your voice :rofl:
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Paper-and-a-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One cannot simply read with mark crilleys voice. haha jk jk.
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blackkitt11798 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
it is great i didnt know u did nickelodeon magazine
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vuk99 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
i like that much:)
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:iconeuroseth:
Euroseth Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
OH, I thought I remembered this from somewhere! I wish they hadn't gotten rid of Nick Magazine...
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KaylaHawK Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
This is pretty cool. Didn't know you did stuff in Nickelodeon Magazine!
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tessagraves Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's funny :D
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