Wednesday, January 09, 2008

THE TERROR OF THEIR WAYS

9 comments:

Mike Thompson said...

Bosch, my friend, you seem to be getting more and more comfortable drawing Pigman. He's taken on a more distinctive look with each post. They've all been perfect, but there's just that certain something about the latest few illustrations that seem more confident and comfortable with the character design. Whether it's the emblem on his chest appearing more 'swoopy' (if you know what I'm getting at), or the fact that his mask appears more expressive with each successive image. Whatever it is, Bosch, keep it up! All of your art has been brilliant.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mike,
I must say I've become more adept at throwing down on the sheet what I have in my mind regarding Pigman's look. I've learned to not concern myself with being too slick about drawing him, as the character almost tells me to knock it off if it does goes slick. Let me just say that I've learned that my style seems to be getting more influenced from the nature of the story and characters that I'm currently drawing. I knew going in that I expected this to be drawn in a different style than Table for One, but I'm glad the process is such an organic one.
I didn't want to go into The Infidel/Pigman with a particular style in mind that I'd impose on the story. It's an interesting aspect of the process that I'm appreciating more as I move along.

Fellow Infidel said...

The art is great, and the plays on words are great too. That's one of my favorite parts. Maybe Pigman will toss a few of those in amongst his dialogue with the enemy. Thanks for all you do buddy.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Fellow Infidel,

Thank you, Pigman definitely has some killer lines for the enemy, snort.

phuckie slum said...

Great post, bosch. Nice depth of field.

To be honest, I couldn't tell what he was doing exactly at first glance, but still, it's as powerful as it gets. Are you doing all these posts while working on the graphic novel?

With your permission, I have another suggestion to throw in the air: have you thought of actually drawing Pigman defeating terrorist leaders, like Osama Bin Laden, or Arafag? Kind of like Captain America smacking Hitler.

One of my personal favorites, if not the most, is of Pigman roaring with laughter when he realizes Islamists love death. It's hilarious.
I guess "Never submit" is contends for my most favorite too.

Godfrey of Utah said...

Bosch,
Yet another brilliant work of art with a witty line. I am so excited for the soon to be released "The Infidel". I hope that someday your art is shown on Fox News or Glen Beck, that will turn some heads. I can't imagine how fun it must be. I wish I could draw like you. Keep um' coming!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Phuckie Slum,

Thanks, about the image, I really didn't want to spell it out and be gratuitous with it, I'm glad you got it after a good look.

I'm working on the book while I post here, and I'd like to post more often than I have, but I'm working towards a deadline in order to coincide with something
I'll post about next month. It's that thing I mentioned a short while ago.

One of the first images I did of Pigman was with him punching out Osama bin Laden ala Captain America's first issue.

Yeah, about Pigman laughing at the enemy, it's my way of showing what I think of the enemy at their core. They're dangerous, of course, but they're also a world class joke, and a LOT of what they do is to scare us away from thinking that.
It began with Mohammed, who made sure his critics died laughing in order to kill the laughter that came his way.

To me Pigman's the perfect enemy against Jihad. Besides not feeling any guilt against killing murderers who are literally dying to kill us, he comes to enjoy it. The nature of this enemy makes the necessary actions againt them easier.

Regarding real life jihadists, let me just mention that there's a short sequence in The Infidel I call 'I Dreamed I Killed Mohammed.'

Bosch Fawstin said...

Godfrey of Utah,

It IS fun, my friend, I'm enjoying the hell out of it and I cannot imagine working on Anything else,
Thanks a lot.

phuckie slum said...

Rock on, my friend.