"I'd love to do a whole book like this."Then do it. Your best work will be what you love to draw and what entertains you. This image makes me laugh and want to see more. This is a GREAT illustration!I could see it going either way, smiling faces or not. It doesn't matter, it shows there's a story behind the artwork.This could be a fun project for you during the upcoming snowy days of winter.
This is a very Dynamic piece, Ted. You've improved on it when I thought it couldn't get any better. It really shows off your ability to do action.