Mr. Bones is the dog who tells this story, and Mr. Christmas (who unfortunately won't survive chapter 2) is his human companion. I chose to illustrate the scene where Mr. Bones bids Christmas farewell on a Baltimore sidewalk.
The photo I used is of a dog I passed every day on my way to my Lower East Side studio. I had 3 pictures of him, and I used them all for this jacket. I like the coincidence that the store across the street is actually a funeral parlor.