When I was a kid I had a favorite stuffed animal (still have him actually). He was one of those sock monkeys and I named him mike. I still have him up on my drawing desk and he makes me smile just being there. Putting him and me in a calvin and hobbes-esque setting seemed like a fun excersise and something fun for me. boy, Bill Watterson was a genius. He gets more life out of one line of ink than I usually can in a whole drawing. Enjoy.