When a friend of mine was assembling a portfolio to submit to Pixar, he told me about his "vignette" pictures...a story told in a single picture. Seeing his inspired me to create vignettes of my own. This was one of them.
This one an "Searching For" are more along the lines of "Story in a picture". And they both have the tried-and-true hook of a child with a secret magical friend [Iron Giant, ET, How To Train Your Dragon, Tuck Everlasting, etc].