I am a product of my childhood pure and simple. When I put together my book I went through dozens of sketchbooks dating as far back as the second grade. I have a wonderful memory of Melissa and I sitting in my living room looking through a bunch of them. Not much has changed since the second grade – my sketchbooks are still filled with Monsters, Masks and Men in Tights.
Two facts about the panels above :
1. Those are all my toys featured in panels 1 through 3.
2. The events pictured in panel 4 are depicted as they actually happened.
(Thanks Kyle for the toy gun!)