OSKUDAY! KOINAY! What can I say? The real Ruetay Athpay.
UDOSKAY, I meant to say!
I really like the addition of the PigMan silhouette. A truly great image, Bosch.
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Mike,Yeah, the shadow brought it all together for me, thanks.
So this is what the face of ISLAMOPHOBIA looks like. Where are his NEOCON JOOO buddies? Hiding behind him?Gotta go - it's time for morning prayers and my master Superjihad has a special leather gimp mask for me to wear as I prostrate myself before him as Allah's slave.
Bosch Fawstin: Politically Correct environmentalist!Thanks for recycling my term.And for the hat tip, too.
And here I thought I was the master of pig puns. Damn good one, Robert.
...A blessing to All Humanity--top Al-Qaeda operative Abu Laith al-Libi met his death, as reported within the hour.Really, Bosch, you oughta commemorate this "Lion of Islam" with a quick sketch or study of this cruel killer's TRIUMPHANT ENTRY TO THE UTTER DEPTHS OF JAHANAH
John C,No drawing for him, but picture, if you can for more than a second, the 72 rapists he's earned for all eternity, doing what they do.
I'm sure it will have a HUGE "impact" on him.
And by "him" I mean Abu Laith al-Libi, of course.(Damn, I'm lousy at puns.)
Waitaminute...Lemme try again...Abu Laith al-Libi will definitely be getting the "shaft" where he's going.Yep, I'm right. I'm lousy at them.
Dear Bosch,A True Prophet has said, "By the measure with which you measure, it shall be measured out to you." In his blind, hateful arrogance, Abu Laith al-Libi strode the earth believing that he was The Almighty's agent of Vengeful Wrath, meting-out Just Punishment to sinful disbelievers. And now--??What rich, vivid elements of the fantastic can be gotten from the Muslims' Arabian Nights folklore and imagery. To think, these people really believe this mythology! To them, it's another dimension of reality--perhaps you should (I really think) use these myths as elements in your narrative. What better medium [no pun] than a graphic novel to convey the exotic Other Worldliness of The True Believer?
Mike,The Huge 'impact' did it, the "shaft' was the coup de grace. Something tells me that the continued existence of OBL and Zawahiri makes it clear that they know what they've got coming.
John C,Pigman will definitely exploit the enemy's mysticism.
Sun Tzu would approve. I hope PIGMAN has an invisible legion of collaborators and supporters. Hearing about the latest "glorious act" of killing Jews for the "crime" of being Jews, causes me to hope for justice, if only in a literary form.I hope that PM puts the fear of a Greater God and of His people into these proud, blind haters of good itself. Not to mention doing that kick-ass service to humanity, Pummeling Islamic Groin.[It ticks me--a lax or free-thinking Muslim is takfir, a murtad, but an evil Muslim is STILL a Muslim, whose sins may be forgiven--they won't disown him, not by definition.]
John C,Well put all, and along those lines, a BIG part of why I'm creatng The Infidel/Pigman IS to see justice, if only in the world of my art. The way we and the entire West have responded to the Islamic threat is NOT how it's supposed to be. I see this story as a corrective in that sense. A way to show and tell what should be done against this enemy. Art most definitely does Not imitate life in this story, but I hope the opposite will be true before it's too late.
I'll cheer you on, Bosch, wherever your creation takes you. Keep us all guessing.Somehow, I suppose, in this story-within-the-story, it probably does seem too late--concession runs its course; twisted fate brings evil to fruition, tantalizingly close to that point where good is compromised everywhere, where darkness is poised to triumph; and the masks fall off as people are forced to choose. Morph into the Enemy? Be complicit in our own destruction? Or resist to the death?At this point, I see Pigman--the champion and embodiment of millions and their will to resist. Behind him are all these, who empower him and multiply his actions; and he, in turn, emboldens them. I think of Pigman as a free-lancer, yes; but a free-lancer with letters of marque and many high-placed informants and silent partners.I hope these imaginings of mine somehow fit our idealized hero.
Allah has no partners--only slaves and cowards.
John C,Pigman no doubt gains a following and a slow-building network of individuals who help in his war against Jihad from all across the world. And he does inspire a solid following from people who've been dying for a strong response once and for all, along with making an enemy of official Washington P.C. for doing what they're supposed to be doing.Then there's the dark side of inspiration, where a character takes Pigman's mission and corrupts it by becoming the worst possible caricature Pigman's always accused of being.
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