Sunday, February 20, 2011

THE INFIDEL #1, featuring PIGMAN, now available as a digital comic


UPDATE: The Infidel #1 & 2 are now available on THE digital comic book reading app, ComiXology. ComiXology gives readers the ability to isolate and zoom in on each panel separately while reading the issues. The iPad and other eBook readers are the Ideal way to read The Infidel, but you can also read it on your iPhone, which the panel isolation option makes it clear to read that way as well.



For new readers of my blog, here's a short description of my story:
THE INFIDEL is about twin brothers Killian Duke and Salaam Duka whose Muslim background comes to the forefront of their lives on 9/11. Killian responds to the atrocity by creating a counter-jihad superhero comic book called PIGMAN, as Salaam fully surrenders to Islam. Pigman's battle against his archenemy SuperJihad is echoed by the escalating conflict between the twins.


Here are some interior panels from The Infidel #1:









The below image is from The Infidel companion book
 PROPIGANDA: Drawing the Line Against Jihad


After you read the comics, post your thoughts on The Infidel fan page on Facebook.


40 comments:

Mike Thompson said...

Best comic ever...even, gasp, better than TFO. Congratulations, my friend. Looking forward to chapter 2.

Mike

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Mike, I really hope this does well enough to continue the series.

Damien said...

Bosch,

Just to let you know, despite the minor issue I'm having with finding the file, I'm still looking forward to part two. I hope you are able to fix the bug that removes comments posted here.

James said...

Great job, Bosch. An excellent start.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Appreciate that, James

Damien said...

Bosch,

Good news, by they why, I just found out where the PDF file was located on my machine and backed it up to my external hard drive. Now no matter what happens I should be able to reread part one when you release part two, if I forget anything.

Tegthethird said...

Excellent work. I'm looking forward to the next chapter!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks

Joe Maurone said...

Nice job, Bosch.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Joe

Linda said...

Hi Joe

My sister converted became a Muslim in order to marry a Muslim Doctor. He doesn't allow her to have money or a bank account and see our family as his personal servants. It has nearly destroyed our family and He and his family couldn't give a dam. When the planes flew into the towers on 911 he showed me a picture of George W Bush wearing Muslim Garb as if the United states had been taken over by the Muslim Jihad. Your comic really helps to make the point of how the Muslim religion has an anti American agenda.

Damien said...

Linda,

I feel bad for you and your sister, but especially your sister. I hope she is able to get away from him.

Piklener said...

Had I not seen the Daily Show the other week, I would never had known something like this even existed.

Bosch Fawstin said...

That was a Big reason for agreeing to be on

Robert Tracy said...

Those who jumped. Those who chose death over submission. No one shows them anymore. Thanks for that. Pigman: a self-portrait? T-shirt symbol: I don't get it yet. All around a great read and beautiful art. Hand drawn? Congrats! Looking forward after your "continued"....

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you, Robert, I knew I would definitely show the horror of that day without being gratuitous.
Pigman a self-portrait? In a way, as in he does the things I would do if I had the power. But more so, he does the things that I think we should be doing against this enemy, unleashing our military on them to put them down brutally and get it over with.

Every line in the book was hand drawn besides the color, which I did digitally. The Pigman pages were inked in brush and Killian's pages were inked with pens, as I wanted to give each story a slightly different look, even in the color. The shorthand way that I did that was leaving the "gutters", the spaces between the panels in the Pigman story, open and white, and filling them in black for Killian's pages.
Thanks again for getting the book and for your kind words, much appreciated. Below is my explanation for Pigman's chest symbol:

Those are The Twin Towers on Pigman’s chest, with the red S making it read September 11. This being a Capitalist Pigman, it also makes out a dollar sign. As well as evoking Superman's S.

In addition, and not as obvious, the part of the S that goes off the left side makes out a 9, making it 9/11 as well. And further, the two small dents on the right tower are meant to make out a number 3, making it a 93, which is an homage to the heroes of flight 93, but can also, unintended on my part, reference the first jihad attack on the towers in 1993.

steph-j-h-s said...

Thanks man. Im guessing you've allready read them, but you should check out Cox and Forkum. Keep up the good work, and don't let them scare you

surj said...

Time for Americans to wake up. see www.blip.tv/file/1382254

surj said...

Sorry I have not see the comic,all I know that Islam/muslims have to be exposed for their Evil doings if we are to survive. www.compassdirect.org and www.thereligionofpeace.com

Bosch Fawstin said...

Don't apologize......get it :)

Van Grungy said...

Bosch,

Batman has dealt with muslims before..

"Joker turns up: he is to be Iran's representative at the UN."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_A_Death_in_the_Family

personally, when I learned about islam in full, I immediately thought of the Batman/Joker dichotomy...

the 'eternal' struggle between Good (Crusading) and Evil (Jihad)..

Batman is what happens when a good person is forced to do evil to prevent greater evil..

Now to quote Jack Nicholson in 'As Good As It Gets'...
"I think of a 'human', then I take away reason and accountability"
works for muslims and the Joker too..

stay cool Bosch

Van Grungy said...

An awesome add on would be "Who is Pigman?" merchandise..

Ever watched 'Spaceballs'?

I want a Pigman flamethrower!!!

(I'll settle for stickers, buttons and T-shirts though.. lol)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvmZ9SPcTzU

Bosch Fawstin said...

Van Grundy, I definitely remember that Batman story where the Joker was in collusion with Iran, and it was the end of that story where The Joker ended up killing Robin. As for Pigman merchandise, all I've got for now are t-shirts. Scroll a little down the right sidebar of my blog for the link to my store.

I.M Fletcher said...

Well done. I bought and read it, and I liked it.

I read that Frank Miller was going to do a Batman story where Batman takes on bin Laden, but he seemed to have shelved it. I've often thought their needed to be an image of Captain America standing over a submissive Jihadist, and thought of trying to do one, but you've done it with Pigman.

What's your response to the killing of bin Laden this past week?

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you, I.M. Fletcher, glad you liked it.

Frank Miller may yet release his anti-al Qaeda comic book, but it's now starring a character called The Fixer, and it's meant to be released this year. I can't wait to see his take on it.

My first thought about the killing of Osama bin Laden was It's About F'n Time. But of course, the jihad's long from dead, and his death will no doubt be used by some jihadists as a rallying cry, as if they're not already motivated to kill us.

Zilla/MJ said...

I just got mine! I've been rerading about it all over the interwebs and I'm delighted that I can finally read it. And yeah, I'd totally love some Pigman merchandise, like a t-shirt, bumper sticker, coffee mug & other stuff. Any plans for that sort of thing?

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, and right now I only have t-shirts & prints available, but if there's enough demand, I'll definitely make other merchandise available.

Kelly Bailey said...

Good stuff Bosch! I got chills reading the first several pages and by the end I was 'EFF YEAH!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you Very much, Kelly, means a Lot.

michael said...

Now that Superman has renounced his US citizenship, Pigman's all that stands against the dark!

R.I.P. said...

Bosch,
I'm a Marine in the 'stan at the moment. I just stumbled onto your page by way of a link on an email a wise old Sergeant sent me about the misunderstanding most people have of the events ten years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the comic, and don't regret the reasonably little of money nor the precious sleep time it cost. I am anxious to read the next one.

Based on the reading list and themes of the comic, I suspect you and I would have a lot we'd agree on, and a couple of very interesting specifics on which we would not.
-R.I.P.

Bosch Fawstin said...

First of all, R.I.P., thank you for what you're doing, without Americans like you, there wouldn't be an America. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read my comic and to let me know your thoughts on it, you made my day. Look out for chapter two within a month. And if you ever want to discuss our agreements & disagreements, based on the contents of the books on Killian's shelf, look for my contact info on my blig and we'll correspond that way.

Best to you,

Bosch

Jackal said...

Just an FYI in case you haven't seen it, PBS broadcast a show titled Wham Bam Islam about a comic writer focusing on the 99 "virtues" of their god.

Bosch Fawstin said...

I've definitely heard of it, but haven't and won't see it. I've written/drawn about "The 99", check out my post "From D.C. to P.C. to I.C."

waltjr said...

Bosch,

I am glad to see you are still doing and displaying your great artwork since NRB shut down. Please continue educating through your great art work.

Walt

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks Walt, will do.

LodeHere said...

I just tried to order using PayPal, but got the message "At this moment you order cannot be processed. Go back to oink.comics@gmail.com and try another option."

Bosch Fawstin said...

Sorry, have you tried again?

Michael allen Sweet said...

Bosch, Pigman is super-hero I can believe in. He is the super-hero with in all of us who stand by our freedom, security, and happiness.

"Doonk", that has to be one of my favorite scenes. I am looking forward to #2...

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Michael, glad you liked it, be on the lookout for issue 2 at the end of Feb.