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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4 months ago

awwwww

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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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4 months ago (edited)

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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Gerard Neaux
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4 months ago (edited)

Wow, this Sid the Sloth owl is so good

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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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Kiddo
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4 months ago

Wish I could upvote more:)

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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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4 months ago (edited)

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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Emmie Jensen
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4 months ago

I actually love this one so much

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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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Judy Steelman
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4 months ago

Beautiful interpretation

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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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4 months ago

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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Nonexistant Shoelace
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4 months ago (edited)

Ooh love the parent idea!!

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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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Ponyo
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4 months ago

this needs to be a cereal mascot

Lissy 🤘
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4 months ago

Omg.... like little noodle things that taste like choc cheerios called Nija Noodles. Please tell me if you like it, cos then if you don't I'll delete thus comment to save me from embarrassment.

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Zenni Kay
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4 months ago

Yessssssssss

Bacony Cakes
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4 months ago (edited)

FEZ-CAPE-MAN: The new robot master you never knew you needed!

Kate
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4 months ago

New Inside out looks good

Shea Reznick
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4 months ago

it kinda looks like a cookie run person things

Kiya McEachin
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4 months ago

Poof be gone he said

Kyle Ryu Caan
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4 months ago

When i see this art the first comes to mind is that the mad is saying bleh bleh bleh countless of times hahahahahha

TheSaint Of Valhalla
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4 months ago

The kid drawing is better than the Artist rendering.

Irmeena Amil
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4 months ago

A new Disney character

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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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Orion the vigilante
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4 months ago

That's kinda cute

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#12

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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4 months ago

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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Gerard Neaux
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4 months ago

The Cheshire bat eagle

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#14

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

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

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Kiddo
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4 months ago

Really cool! Love the style:)

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#15

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

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

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Bryce Hogencamp
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4 months ago

CURB STOMP

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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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Kiddo
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4 months ago

Omg! That’s so cute!!!!!

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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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MysticRose
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4 months ago

Super Sayan Sloth

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#18

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

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

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Robin DJW
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4 months ago

Love this one!

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#19

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

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

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Kiddo
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4 months ago

The little one is so cute!

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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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Kara Amundson
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4 months ago

100 on before and after!

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#21

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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4 months ago

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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4 months ago

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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Itź-Hàzèl -Thè mòønlight dèmön
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4 months ago

The orange Sea creatures of fresh waters ...

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#24

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

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

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Emmie Jensen
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4 months ago

This is amazing!!!

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#25

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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Quinn Carrigan
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4 months ago

Looks like a new Poke'mon

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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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Itź-Hàzèl -Thè mòønlight dèmön
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4 months ago

The tale of the blue macaw and the kid ...

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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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Raven Hart
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4 months ago

evil furby

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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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4 months ago

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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Orion the vigilante
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4 months ago

Alien furby?

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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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Itź-Hàzèl -Thè mòønlight dèmön
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4 months ago

The plant monster and the alien from t.134c

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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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4 months ago

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

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#32

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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Laci Fuller
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4 months ago

ROCK PPL <3

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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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Itź-Hàzèl -Thè mòønlight dèmön
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4 months ago

The orange mokuton mosnter

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