Cartoon artist Bennett teams with partners on 'The Hopefuls'

Here are the five characters in "The Hopefuls" project, designed for people to make at home, by Michael Bennett and partners.

Portland artist Michael Bennett has opened eyes and made people smile with his display of painted wooden cutouts of cartoon characters around Portland.

Now, he and some partners have started another project, "The Hopefuls: Five Friends Made to Make Us Smile," designed to make people feel good about the world around them.