This illustration has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 59th Annual Illustration West Show!
"Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog" is about two old men who are strangers, sitting on a park bench in Florida. One man is trying to read a book, and the other won’t stop bragging about how many fortunes he made and lost over his lifetime. The man trying to read gets fed up, and makes up a tall tale about growing up next door to Thomas Edison, making the braggart look foolish in the end for having such a big mouth.
This story is part of Kurt Vonnegut's collection of short stories "Welcome to the Monkey House".