Illustrator helps local kids fight fear of monsters

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The Monster Engine’s Dave DeVries showed 4th- and 5th-graders how to draw their fears and laugh at them at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, October 22.

Illustrator/artist Dave DeVries puts the finishing touches on a blown-up rendition of a sketch by 5th grader Miguel Sardinos during assembly at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, October 23, 2009.  Devries, who has done artwork for Unviersal Studios and Marvel and D.C. Comics, showed students how to laugh at their fears by creating monsters with paint.  (Raul Roa/Leader)

Illustrator/artist Dave DeVries puts the finishing touches on a blown-up rendition of a sketch by 5th grader Miguel Sardinos during assembly at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, October 23, 2009. Devries, who has done artwork for Unviersal Studios and Marvel and D.C. Comics, showed students how to laugh at their fears by creating monsters with paint. (Raul Roa/Leader)

Illustrator/artist Dave DeVries talks with Miguel Sardinos after putting the finishing touches on a blown-up rendition of a sketch by the 5th grader during assembly at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, October 23, 2009.  Devries, who has done artwork for Unviersal Studios and Marvel and D.C. Comics, showed students how to laugh at their fears by creating monsters with paint.  (Rau lRoa/Leader)

Illustrator/artist Dave DeVries talks with Miguel Sardinos after putting the finishing touches on a blown-up rendition of a sketch by the 5th grader during assembly at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, October 23, 2009. Devries, who has done artwork for Unviersal Studios and Marvel and D.C. Comics, showed students how to laugh at their fears by creating monsters with paint. (Raul Roa/Leader)

Fourth and fifth graders attended assembly demonstration by illustrator/artist Dave DeVries at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, October 23, 2009.  Devries, who has done artwork for Unviersal Studios and Marvel and D.C. Comics, showed students how to laugh at their fears by creating monsters with paint.  (Rau lRoa/Leader)

Fourth and fifth graders attended assembly demonstration by illustrator/artist Dave DeVries at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, October 23, 2009. Devries, who has done artwork for Unviersal Studios and Marvel and D.C. Comics, showed students how to laugh at their fears by creating monsters with paint. (Raul Roa/Leader)

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Written by Raul Roa

October 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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