Not to put too much weight on this little guy, but it got me thinking about a question that comes up a lot for people in the writing and illustrating biz, "What comes first, the words of images?" For me I usually think about both at kind of the same time. Often it's one image that prompts some words that prompt more images, etc.
I like to get get my brain going by drawing an image, then describing it. Sometimes it stays in the sketchbook, other times it becomes an entire book or iPhone case.
Excuse the shameless plug and have a good holiday!