1. Otto Von Beach


    I cannot attempt to better the write-up on Otto Von Beach’s website, so here it is:

    “Born in 1857, his successful career as an artist was interrupted while on an expedition to Siberia in 1896. Swept away by a freak uphill avalanche, Otto lay frozen in the Russian ice for the next 114 years.

    Discovered by a passing hiker in March 2010, Otto’s body was sent to Moscow for routine analysis. There, scientists were astonished to discover faint signs of life and immediate steps were taken to resuscitate him.

    After a lengthy and painful period of thawing, Otto was restored to full health and reunited with his descendants.

    He has resumed his career as an illustrator and now shares a studio with his great-great-grandson and illustrator, Beach.