Oh crap.... what does this even really mean, when you stop and think about it though? That he grew up and became a delusional adult? Or did he get an actual pet tiger? But then if that's it, it's not really the same friendship, so the words in the lower right don't actually apply.
This is just an amazing picture! It looks like something I'd want to do with a real tiger (if the thing was tame enough). Such a soft, warm coat, and add the fire in there, it's a perfect comfort picture.
The coloring is awesome, and I love how nostalgic it feels, for both the comic strip and childhood itself.
Awww, thank you! Let's just say I knew right after finishing this picture that I could have done it better. (I've always been a perfectionist. ) And today it's almost four years old artwork, so at least now I should be able to do it better if I just had some inspiration....
However, I'm really happy and thankful to see how popular this picture has become. It's the most faved and commented one of all my pictures in here deviantART. Even if I don't like it so much myself, it's great that other people does!