Luke's grandfather, a sheriff of Nothing Gulch, coming home wounded AGAIN by some bad fellows he was chasing after. He caught them, as he always did. Little Luke is slightly shocked, since it's the most sever wound he ever noticed on his grandfather. Grandfather was the best and Luke always wanted to be like him, or maybe even better.
Luke's grandfather was a good shooter, wise and effective sheriff and a calm man with a great sense of righteousness and compassion. In his big house, empty after the death of his wife and daughter, he found a place for anyone that needed protection: old mrs Valentine, a widow after a pastor, strict but good woman, Alice Derby whose hanged husbad-thief left her pregnant and strapped, Kat Potter, divorced and homeless afted the enemy to mr Potter's gang burned their house and made him a runaway, miss Lily, a school teacher, giving Luke extra lessons in exchange for a place for living, Lola, the waitress and... well, not much to add, yet very warm and loyal person and finally his orphaned grandson Luke. Happy house.
Wow, to much explanation for a visual entry, yet since I ALWAYS invent a novel to a single idea, it had to be wrtitten. I was wondering of the causes of Luke's features like sense of justice, unbelievable easiness in contacts with women, intelligence and knowledge, big dose of tolerance and obviously great fighting skills. I hope you also are told all this from this picture and little commentary.
Lucky Luke © Morris & Goscinny, Dupuis
watercolor and ink on paper 160g