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Marvel at the Gorgeously Dark Fairy-Tale Visions of Artist Jay Bendt

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Jay Bendt is a Minnesota-based illustrator who has been making art and telling stories her entire life. In addition to colorful-yet-spooky works like these four—created for the Month of Fear challenge in October 2015—she co-authors the supernatural-themed webcomic Nightshade with writer Jacob Mandell.

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Sabbath

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I Will Have Order

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Red, with the artist’s explanation:

A reimagining of the ending of well-known fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, in which Red becomes the hunter instead of the hunted, ultimately wearing the wolf as a cape.

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Check out more of Jay Bendt’s art at her website and Tumblr blog; and follow webcomic Nightshade, which posts new updates on Tuesdays, right here (and if you like what you see, check out the Nightshade Patreon, too).

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"What beautiful eyes, you have" the wolf whimpered, as I carved out his heart.