All the characters in my picture book “Monsters Go Night-Night” are based on monster drawings my son Elijah made when he was 4 and 5 years old. The designs are my Elijah fan art tribute.

When the book released a few years ago, to celebrate, I invited other artists to also re-imagine Elijah's original monster drawings in fan art. HUNDREDS of illustrations came in. I created a Twitter account, Instagram account, and hashtag #‎MonstersGo and have continued posting weekly monster prompts, now provided by all six of my kids.

There are currently around 1,250 pieces of MonstersGo artwork that have been created by artists from all over the world! Here are a few examples.

More info: isaacgracelily.blogspot.com

#1

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Maggie at age 7, fan art by @slightly.life (Instagram).

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MsM 3 months ago

Furrger

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#2

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Gracie at age 10, fan art by @KameTheHermit (Twitter).

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Kjorn 3 months ago

give that to tim burton and he'll makes a movie out of it

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#3

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 4, fan art by @westinchurch (Twitter).

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Peter Dylan 3 months ago

so f'n coool!

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#4

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Lily, fan art by @TheJasonMartian (Twitter).

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Ron Vinke 3 months ago

A DOGTOPUS

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#5

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Isaac at age 12, fan art by @rambling_armadillos (Instagram).

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Peter Dylan 3 months ago

i like all the details in the original one...

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#6

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Gracie, fan art by @tartessoatlas (Instagram).

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Sadie Shapiro 3 months ago

I like the original more. It's cuter and more innocent.

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#7

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Gracie at age 11, fan art by @artbycollin (Instagram).

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Kaisu 3 months ago

That's a really creative drawing from Gracie!

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#8

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Lily at age 6, fan art by @christinabdraws (Twitter).

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meow point1 3 months ago

Would make a good TV show.

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#9

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah, fan art by @davepryor (Instagram).

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Kjorn 3 months ago

i want that as puppy

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#10

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Isaac at age 12, fan art by @omar_ero (Instagram).

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

wow, this would fit in a final fantasy game.

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#11

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 8, fan art by @eduardovieirart (Instagram).

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maswartz 3 months ago

Looks like characters from TMNT

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#12

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Evie at age 4, fan art by @diego.monster (Instagram).

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Isabella kratosisy 3 months ago

Looks like a Pokemon/Teletubby/Pikmin hybrid.

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#13

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 5, fan art by @robbmommaerts (Instagram).

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Cris Şerbu 3 months ago

Teen weredragonwolf

#14

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Lily at age 10, fan art by @illustrations.by.ellie (Instagram).

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MsM 3 months ago

I love this! That one tooting his own horn made me crack up

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#15

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Maggie at age 6, fan art by @AaronZenz (Instagram).

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Cris Şerbu 3 months ago

Looks like a character from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

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#16

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Isaac at age 11, fan art by @adamsanfordart (Instagram).

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MsM 3 months ago

he's got spring in his step

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#17

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Isaac at age 7, fanart by @rambling_armadillos (Instagram).

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Link 3 months ago

This kind of reminds me of Mega Man. Definitely looks like a character who would be part of it!

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#18

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Gracie at age 9, fan art by @handclones (Instagram).

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Matrix Mocs 3 months ago

The original still looks amazing!

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#19

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah, fan art by @mikemu.art (Instagram).

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Piper Smythe 3 months ago

New Pokemon Design?

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#20

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 7, fan art by @AaronZenz (Instagram).

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Cris Şerbu 3 months ago

Wow! They should have their own TV show!

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#21

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Gracie at age 10, fan art by @krissydiggs (Instagram).

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Sam 3 months ago

Wow. That kid is really creative!

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#22

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Isaac at age 11, fan art by @dnm008 (Instagram).

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meow point1 3 months ago

If that was a movie, I'd watch that.

#23

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 6, fan art by @ivan_illnowhere (Instagram).

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#24

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Maggie at age 6, fan art by @billyhebbart (Instagram).

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MsM 3 months ago

China Cat Sunflower ~ Grateful Dead

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#25

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 4, fan art by @markmeyersart (Twitter).

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MsM 3 months ago

Why did the chicken cross the road? I bet Elijah knows... :)

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#26

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Lily, fan art by @junkykid (Instagram).

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Caelan Mack 3 months ago

I wanna see it do a flip

#27

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 4, fan art by @edwardiantaylor (Twitter).

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Caelan Mack 3 months ago

stubby legs like a corgi!

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#28

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 5, fan art by @AdamDix (Twitter).

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Caelan Mack 3 months ago

the original is insane

#29

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Elijah at age 3, fan art by @misterhope (Instagram).

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Caelan Mack 3 months ago

this is so a monster from foster's home for imaginary friends these are all so creative the original is quite incredible for a 3 year old

#30

Artists From Around The World Have Drawn Hundreds Of Monsters Based On My Kids' Designs

Original by Evie at age 4, fan art by @TweetinV (Twitter).

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