Neil Gaiman Writes Comic For Fan Tattoo
In "why didn't I think of that first?" news, Neil Gaiman fan Burton Olivier decided to drop the Sandman author an email to ask if he'd write a comic for a back tattoo. Gaiman agreed, provided Olivier would contribute to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Writer and comic book artist David Mack provided the art to accompany Gaiman's "poem about words written to be tattooed," which reads:
I will write in words of fire. I will write them on your skin. I will write about desire. Write beginnings, write of sin. You're the book I love the best, your skin only holds my truth, you will be a palimpsest lines of age rewriting youth. You will not burn upon the pyre. Or be buried on the shelf. You're my letter to desire: And you'll never read yourself. I will trace each word and comma as the final dusk descends, You're my tale of dreams and drama, Let us find out how it ends.
Olivier posted pics of the tattooing in progress and says all the lines are finished, but some shading might still be added.
We already know from our Literary Tattoo Showdown that you guys love more than one kind of book ink. So if you could have any author design your tattoo, who would it be?
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