Thursday, June 25, 2009

THE AMERICAN SOLDIER

My piece for Troopathon 2009 via Big Hollywood

18 comments:

Mister Myst said...

Whoa, First Comment. That has NEVER happened to me before.

Bosch,

You just have this...knack for the written word (not to mention visuals). Most anyone else would have had the generic "God Bless Our Troops" caption (not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just that the phrase has suffered from overuse). You? Nah. You go the provocative route. Your slogan says the same thing, but it also says something else...something else that really needs to be said more often in this day and age.

This is something I'd love to see on T-Shirts.

By the way, considering you come from an Islamic background, I'd be interested in hearing what you think of "The Stoning of Soraya M", IF you see it, that is.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mister Myst, that means a lot, thank you.

Haven't seen 'The Stoning of Soroya M' yet, and I do hear it's great from all accounts, but I'm disappointed to hear that an actress in the film exonerates Islam by saying that stoning "has nothing to do with Islam", when in reality it has everything to do with Islam. Robert Spencer at Jihad has more on that

Bosch Fawstin said...

MM and others, I just made this image available on t-shirts and more at My Cafe Press Store

PatriotUSA said...

I am new here but have been following your blog for several months now and I have to comment on American Soldier. Absolutely perfectly said, well put and the drawing is just outstanding! I agree with MM 100% and more. The time for appeasement and groveling is way past gone, before the mullah obamaham slimed into
the office of POTUS. I stand in your corner more than you know.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you very much, PatriotUSA, good to have you here.

Mike Thompson said...

Bosch, my friend, this is truly an amazing piece of art. A masterpiece really. So damn impressive.

The Golpher Bash said...

Bosch,
When I go to your blog, all I can see is the artwork and peoples comments of "THE AMERICAN SOLDIER."
I couldn't find the actual posting! I looked in " Troopathon 2009 via Big Hollywood," but I still can't find it! It's probably my "knucklehead" knowledge of how the blogisphere actually works. I am signed in with my Google account and I tried signing in via my blogger account also. I just get the Pic. and comments! Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Mike, I think it's fitting to have the words 'American Soldier' in towering letters.

Golfer Bash,

I assume you're serious, so I'll just say that sometimes a simple visual says it all for me, and the words 'If our politicians had half your courage.....' are meant to be finished in the readers mind, with all the implications that thought lays out.

Mike Thompson said...

I did in fact notice the subtle inclusion of the twin towers in the art, Bosch. Very cool as the events of 9/11 go hand-in-hand (regrettably) with our country's renewed support and praise of its men and women in uniform. Your use of symbolism is quite masterful.

JPT said...

Good stuff, I must say.

MisterMyst said...

I don't mind being abbreviated to "MM", just so long as you don't confuse me with that "other" MM.

You know who I mean. Right? :)

Bosch Fawstin said...

Sure, and by the way, I saw a pathetic excuse for a Punisher comic with him in it, for some strange reason. It's a digital comic, google it. It was no doubt a vanity project that Marvel Comics was far too willing to indulge him with. The 'cover' has The Punisher holding his guns 'gangsta' style.

Mister Myst said...

Can't find it (not sure I want to though).

I actually meant Michael Moore, but truth-be-told I don't want to be mistaken for Mark Millar either.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thought you meant Eminem, not Michael 'Dinty' Moore or Millargh

Mister Myst said...

Ahh...
So we were BOTH the victims of misunderstanding. My fault. I started it.

Oh well. I don't like Eminem either...but (on a totally related side-note) I LOVE M&Ms!

BTW, I'm sorry to hear about the movie. I was hopeful, but it seems like yet ANOTHER case of filmmakers ignoring the big white elephant (or "green" elephant considering we're talking about Islam). The closest thing to an overt statement against Jihad in film was 2008's "An American Carol". Even in THAT case, I felt they didn't say it as clearly as they could have.

Take care Bosch, and I hope I didn't annoy by inadvertantly starting that whole "MM" rabbit trail.

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Sarge said...

Bosch,

Thank you. I came in the Army prior to 9/11, but I stayed in because of it. By a huge margin, the majority of my Soldiers came in after 9/11; not for college money, not because they couldn't find better work somewhere else, and certainly not because they're poor and too dumb to figure out something better to do with their time. They enlisted because, deep down, they knew that our current fight is the only one worth winning. This image gives voice to that, honestly and succinctly. Our politicians act like voting yea or nay a couple of days a week for a portion of the year before going on an extended vacation is some profile in courage. Thank you for bringing light to that lie.

Bosch Fawstin said...

You said it All, Sarge, Thank *You*.