Ernest religiously walks twice a day. Once at 5am and the second around noon. Before we officially met, I would see him eyeing the studio from across the street. I could tell he was curious, but respectful of my privacy. One day, I waved him over, we started talking, and became instant friends. Ernest has a hair trigger laugh, that’s set off by almost anything. With these illustrations, I wanted to capture his lighthearted spirit and his infectious smile.