Aw, yeah. That’s me posing with a sketch of mine published November 2009 in Snyd & Bedrag: Verdens Største Svindlere og Fupnumre. In English, it’s translated Hoax & Deception: the Wide World of Chisels and Cheats. (The book just came in the mail.) I drew the sketch in June 2009 along with a series of others just to test what I could do in 30 minutes. I gave myself a time limit because I can work on a piece for years and either not be satisfied or leave it unfinished. I posted the image and wrote about the experience.
A short time later I was contacted by a Danish author, Kasper Nielsen, who asked if he could use the sketch to illustrate Edgar Allan Poe’s investigation of a mechanical chess game called the Turk. The game defeated both Benjamin Franklin and Napolean Bonaparte. Many suspected the machine to be a hoax operated by a hidden chess master. However, the scam wasn’t exposed until the 1820’s.
At any rate, the kids think I’m all that for the day.
Hell, you are “All That”.
🙂 Thank you, B-man. The kids think I’m only good for baking cookies.
It’s personally amusing to me that an off the cuff, 30-minute sketch is featured in a book entitled “Hoax and Deception”. Do you get to tack “internationally renowned book illustrator” onto your name now? 🙂
(BTW, I thought “Snyd” meant “cut” like in cutting cloth or hide for clothes?)
Yes, let’s tack that onto the end of my name. I’m not insufferable enough. 🙂
well, aren’t you the talented one? 😀 i love edgar allan poe, and i love that picture you drew of him. i think it captures his spirit perfectly. proud of ya, kiddo!
Thanks, Nonnie! Poe rules. He’s my second favorite American author…the first being Mark Twain.
I’m impressed! 🙂
Merci, dude. 🙂
SWEET!! Go on witcha bad self!!
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