this scan is EXTREMELY eaten, but I'm putting it up anyways .. the captain of the Pearl Queen, Finnbarr Galedeep! from Brian Jacques's 'The Bellmaker'. and yeah, for you non-readers, he's SUPPOSED to be missing an ear. they keep making references to him being 'heavily tattooed' in the book, so I just HAD to illustrate that. my interpretation is that he got tribal tattoos from savages from various places he's sailed to ... not 30's sailor tattoos like pin-up girls. c'mon, pin-up ottergirls? of course, Finnbarr belongs to Brian Jacques. coming soon: a better quality version of this picture.