Ham Meet Rye. Rye, Meet Ham

There's nothing quite like a great literary tattoo to start the week with a bang. This Bukowski comes from the hand of a friend of a friend - Lea Nahon who you can find here in all her unfettered glory. 

Lea is one of my personal top ten favourite artists in the world - proper feature type thing of many words coming your way in the next issue (#264) of the mag if you're looking for more. People can be quite vocal about Bukowski's right to be called 'literary', but you don't see many Thomas Hardy tattoos around, so I rest my case.

Out here in Lonely-Land, I'm just coming up to the end of a final draft of The Really Important Thing I've been working on these last few weeks. I'm pretty excited about it. It's some of the best work I've done - and I don't say that lightly. I'm my own harshest critic every single day of the week - and this is standing its ground on all fronts. I'll post updates when it gets where I think it's going and then... we wait.