Tuesday, October 20, 2009


One of my all time favorite characters.
With thanks to David Mazzuchelli's Batman Year One version.


Mike Thompson said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Mike, I Love having the black on a figure blend with a black background, ala Will in Table for One. It's great to give the eye something to fill in instead of spelling it all out.

Total said...

The Batman rocks. I see a lot of Batman in Pigman, everywhere from the artistic style you use to depict Pigman to the demeanor that both characters share. The main essence of both characters is that they instill absolute fear and terror in their enemies. Pigman does have one giant advantage over Batman: He has no reluctance to slaughter those who deserve it.

Keep up the good work.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Total, for the good words and especially for the very important distinction between the characters.

Mister Myst said...

Good drawing (excellent really).

I used to love Batman...for a time.

Total is right about Pigman's advantage. Batman will never kill...even when it's clearly the right thing to do. Based on "Propiganda", I don't think Pigman has that kind of problem

And that's why I slowly lost interest in DC's badass billionaire. I kept waiting for Batman to do the logical thing and kill the Joker....and waiting...and wating.

Even though it was a bad idea to resurrect Jason Todd, DC at least had the decency to lecture Batman on this. During the "Under the Hood" arc, I was honestly rooting for Jason the whole time.

At least Frank Miller (and the 89 movie) did it right. If only the mainstream continuity would follow suit.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mister Myst, Miller's Batman in Year One & in The Dark Knight Returns is THE Batman to me. No one has been able to touch it since, not even Miller, though I hope he's still got a good one in him. He was working on a Batman vs al Qaeda story that I gather has since gone Batman-less, due, no doubt to DC protecting their character from controversy. John Byrne at his message board mentioned that in the story, Batman does kill one terrorist, and my response was 'One?!' This is war, it's not crime, so I'm glad that the story may now possibly have the second most ruthless hero against jihad.

Anonymous said...

Batman has always been my favotite DC character. Why? Because he is multidimensional. He has a dark side. To do good you must sometimes get your hands dirty. I despise all those lefty dogooders and peaceniks and pacifists who rely for their personal safety one people who are willing to kill and maim the enemy.
Remember: Fighting for our western civilisation is a dirty job (and those few who are willing to do it will be shunned and ridiculed and persecuted be the holier-than-though-types)... but SOMEONE has to do this job - or the west is doomed.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Good points, Anon, evil will never stop until it's stopped, in kind. Here's Pigman on the jihadist enemy:

"They've come to kill us.....and will die for it."