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.