I am a full-time professional illustrator who has created 45 picture books for children. In 2016, I wrote a book called "Monsters Go Night-Night" in which all the character designs were based on monster drawings my 5-year-old son Elijah had made. To celebrate the book's release, I invited artists to redraw those same 7 original kid drawings in their own styles and post to social media. The response was so astounding that I dubbed the challenge "Monsters Go" and for the next three years continued to share a new monster prompt each week, now provided by all six of my children. During these years, I launched another personal project, which I continued to refer to as "Monsters Go." In this iteration, rather than many artists drawing from a single monster prompt, instead I as a single artist would redraw many monsters submitted by many kids.

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Evie, Fan Art By @davepryor72

Prompt By Kid-Artist Evie, Fan Art By @davepryor72

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I received an overwhelming 20,000 designs submitted by kids, and redrew 300 of them from 2017-2018. In 2019, I wound down the online challenge for artists to redraw my own kids' monsters. But when the pandemic hit, I began receiving regular requests from artists asking for its return, folks who were looking for both joy and creative inspiration in difficult times.

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Raelynn, Fan Art By @purperoni

Prompt By Kid-Artist Raelynn, Fan Art By @purperoni

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Kiddo
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awwwww:) where can I get one? It’s adorable! Also, can we all agree it needs a name?

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I received an overwhelming 20,000 designs submitted by kids, and redrew 300 of them from 2017-2018. In 2019, I wound down the online challenge for artists to redraw my own kids' monsters. But when the pandemic hit, I began receiving regular requests from artists asking for its return, folks who were looking for both joy and creative inspiration in difficult times.

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Arie, Fan Art By @mikebaldridge.design

Prompt By Kid-Artist Arie, Fan Art By @mikebaldridge.design

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So in late 2020, the Monsters Go Instagram account jumped back to life with weekly prompts and highlighted responses. I was running low on my own kids' monster drawings to use as prompts, so I began pulling from the 20,000 drawings that I had received from my other project. Since 2016, over 1,000 artists have played along, and around 4,000 pieces of artwork have been created from these prompts.

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Liv, Fan Art By @cozacana_

Prompt By Kid-Artist Liv, Fan Art By @cozacana_

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Brooklynn, Fan Art By @volatilconcept

Prompt By Kid-Artist Brooklynn, Fan Art By @volatilconcept

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ima cat
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like Madame Hagfish from an episode of Spongebob Squarepants.

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Atticus, Fan Art By @revcruz

Prompt By Kid-Artist Atticus, Fan Art By @revcruz

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Parker, Fan Art By @illustrations.by.ellie

Prompt By Kid-Artist Parker, Fan Art By @illustrations.by.ellie

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Mason, Fan Art By @barbara.knappe

Prompt By Kid-Artist Mason, Fan Art By @barbara.knappe

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Tom Bolton
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor guy, you can tell he hasn't studied for the exam.

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Megan, Fan Art By @handshooks

Prompt By Kid-Artist Megan, Fan Art By @handshooks

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Alan, Fan Art By @aaronzenz

Prompt By Kid-Artist Alan, Fan Art By @aaronzenz

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Maggie, Fan Art By @kamethehermit

Prompt By Kid-Artist Maggie, Fan Art By @kamethehermit

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Josiah, Fan Art By @chibyversity

Prompt By Kid-Artist Josiah, Fan Art By @chibyversity

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Gerard Neaux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The T-Rex/megalodon combo we all knew in our heart of hearts must exist if there's any justice in this world

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Aimee, Fan Art By @tomabelillustration

Prompt By Kid-Artist Aimee, Fan Art By @tomabelillustration

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Evie, Fan Art By @ohalloren

Prompt By Kid-Artist Evie, Fan Art By @ohalloren

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Luke, Fan Art By @adamsanfordart

Prompt By Kid-Artist Luke, Fan Art By @adamsanfordart

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Jae, Fan Art By @dave.pasciuto

Prompt By Kid-Artist Jae, Fan Art By @dave.pasciuto

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Heather, Fan Art By @tobiasm.art

Prompt By Kid-Artist Heather, Fan Art By @tobiasm.art

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Kaiya, Fan Art By @thehamofficial

Prompt By Kid-Artist Kaiya, Fan Art By @thehamofficial

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Jonas, Fan Art By @streetfiedler

Prompt By Kid-Artist Jonas, Fan Art By @streetfiedler

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Carlos, Fan Art By @martin_trokenheim

Prompt By Kid-Artist Carlos, Fan Art By @martin_trokenheim

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Mercy, Fan Art By @austinmills2664

Prompt By Kid-Artist Mercy, Fan Art By @austinmills2664

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Ozymandias73
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's seen some battles. Imagine the stories he's got to tell

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Leo, Fan Art By @traeshaesthetics

Prompt By Kid-Artist Leo, Fan Art By @traeshaesthetics

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Gerard Neaux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Fire Langur is the twice removed cousin of the Golden Langur, except he's a telepath. He also accidentally sat in a fire.

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Ari, Fan Art By @doodley_stew

Prompt By Kid-Artist Ari, Fan Art By @doodley_stew

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Kurt, Fan Art By @craigcheape

Prompt By Kid-Artist Kurt, Fan Art By @craigcheape

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Wolfe, Fan Art By @g.s.artworks

Prompt By Kid-Artist Wolfe, Fan Art By @g.s.artworks

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Lexi, Fan Art By @danny.kneip

Prompt By Kid-Artist Lexi, Fan Art By @danny.kneip

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Carter, Fan Art By @jazylhdraws

Prompt By Kid-Artist Carter, Fan Art By @jazylhdraws

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Elyse, Fan Art By @illustration_nerd

Prompt By Kid-Artist Elyse, Fan Art By @illustration_nerd

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Raven Hart
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's one of the cutest things I've seen all year

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Mason, Fan Art By @reinvanwykillustrate

Prompt By Kid-Artist Mason, Fan Art By @reinvanwykillustrate

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Brianna, Fan Art By @jawadog

Prompt By Kid-Artist Brianna, Fan Art By @jawadog

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Kaira, Fan Art By @hichiha_0031

Prompt By Kid-Artist Kaira, Fan Art By @hichiha_0031

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Raven Hart
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's the kind of person I'd like to hang out with

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Harper, Fan Art By @_the.tyler.wolf_

Prompt By Kid-Artist Harper, Fan Art By @_the.tyler.wolf_

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Prompt By Kid-Artist Jonah, Fan Art By @happymonkeyshoes

Prompt By Kid-Artist Jonah, Fan Art By @happymonkeyshoes

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