"Then I did my homework and became an even bigger fan. For example, Jay "Ding" Darling, the guy who created the art for the first duck stamp, also won the Pulitzer Prize twice for political cartoons. The art that we see on the stamp was just a quick sketch, a first draft, that was somehow pushed through without his knowing - and he was head of the U.S. Biological survey. Unreal!" he continued. "Almost every stamp was produced by someone just as interesting, with even more skill--one guy even sent in his entry with wet paint and still managed to win--or with a unique back story."