Duck Pulling a Wagon

Duck Pulling a Wagon
And it's a wagonfull of flowers.

Brush and ink.
Easter, 1982

A story behind this.
Once long ago my cartooning brother
challenged me to a drawing duel.
Draw a duck pulling a wagon, he said.
I started sketching out a detailed
duck-character from my youthful tooning days,
pulling an elaborate old spoked wagon,
and in a few moments my brother says,
I'm done.
Oh. Didn't happen to mention
it was a timed contest.
He said he was a master artist.
After some discussion of
art and its various levels,
including mention of Ernie Bushmiller,
he modified his title down to
Master Doodler.
This was a decades-later ink sketch
with that day's contest in mind.