I was watching a thing about the Battle of Alesia on the History Channel, and I was seized with a burning desire to draw Vercingetorix the Gaul. He's got that huge mop of hair. Also, his name is fun to say.
I drew some hills in this one, so this cartoon actually has background!
Three paragraphs down on this page explains why I drew Vercingetorix not letting any girls into his "club.".
It was many years ago. My friend, Ben Hatke, and I used to draw cartoons about animals and Star Trek characters on little squares of paper that we would stick in the office "Grievances" box.
One day I drew a duck. Then I looked at the expression and thought he looked kinda guilty. So I drew a little smoking gun for him to hold. This is that drawing:
I don't know why, but I really liked my picture of a duck with a gun, and since then I have drawn many, many ducks with guns.
I don't have a Grievance Box in my office anymore, but I've been wanting to start a blog to post my cartoons. I was talking to Ben about it the other day while I was drawing another duck with a gun, and it occurred to me(or maybe Ben had the idea--it's a little fuzzy in my memory) that "Duck with a Gun" would be a good name for a cartoon blog.