I don’t remember the circumstances, but years ago my classroom came into possession of a big plastic trashcan. It was really more trashcan than my little classroom needed, so we somehow decided to use it to collect plastic water bottles for recycling. A big trashcan with a water bottle-sized hole was pretty boring, so I commissioned this guy. I’m sure my instruction was something along the line of, “Can you make something cool so this won’t look so boring?” The artist clearly came through. This sweet monster mouth man with his scrawny little body reminds me of the Plop magazine monsters. I love it. This is the same artist who drew the Little Red Riding Hood piece.