who is tarboush boy?

tarboush boy . circa 2006

tarboush boy . circa 2009
tarboush boy was an identifiable character i created as a student - a boy who feels out of place in an arab world. But once he puts on his lucky fez (tarboush in arabic), a surge of confidence builds up inside him, & he appears as 'tarboush boy', the boy who blends in...!