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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

This is the story of the three Baudelaire children. Violet loved to invent; her brother, Klaus, loved to read; and their sister, Sunny… she loved to bite. My name is Lemony Snicket and it is my duty to tell you their tale. No one knows the precise cause of the Baudelaire fire, but just like that, the Baudelaire children became the Baudelaire orphans.

I’m a huge fan of A Series of Unfortunate events, and I was so excited to learn about the new Netflix series coming out!  I’m sure they’ll go a very fine direction with it.  I haven’t drawn something that wasn’t a school assignment for awhile, so this was really fun and refreshing.

If you have been stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. You might find it difficult to see anything but your own sadness, the way smoke can cover a landscape so that all anyone can see is black. You may find that happy things are tainted with sadness, the way smoke leaves its ashen colors and scents on everything it touches. And you may find that if someone pours water all over you, you are damp and distracted, but not cured of your sadness, the way a fire department can douse a fire but never recover what has been burnt down.
—  Lemony Snicket; The Grim Grotto
There is no way of knowing for sure whether or not you can trust someone, for the simple reason that circumstances change all the time. You might know someone for several years, for instance, and trust him completely as your friend, but circumstances could change and he could become very hungry, and before you knew it you could be boiling in a soup pot.
—  Lemony Snicket