I redesigned my office recently, and in the process of decorating it with various comic book art and my replica of Han Solo's DL-44 blaster, my son asked me if he could make some drawings to add to the collection. Of course I agreed, and soon I had drawings of Paper Mario: Color Splash characters and my company's logo in crayon amongst work from Greg Capullo and Arthur Adams. What would be super cool is if those drawings came to life, and as it turns out, that's exactly what The Monster Project is all about. Artists across the globe are artistically recreating children's drawings with the intent of uncovering each child’s creative potential.
With the perpetual struggle for the arts in schools, the project aims to give kids the opportunity to take their creative explorations to the next level. Better explained on the project's website, "ss artists ourselves, we understand how important that initial creative exposure is and how it can truly alter the shape of a child's future.”
The project is designed to encourage kids to gain an appreciation for the arts, and I'd say that it's working. Just check out the reaction on these kids' faces.