Saturday, March 19, 2011

Praise for The Infidel #1 & 2

Praise for The Infidel #1

"Even though I do not regard myself as qualified to assess a graphic work, I want to say that I found your characters to be strong, clear, with faces that communicate real feeling.... I enjoy your absolute black vs. white approach to hero and villain, and the philosophic hints you weave in without them being obvious propaganda. The dialogue is very well-essentialized, so you can say a lot briefly. I was most impressed by the drawing, which gives the whole thing a very dramatic and stylized feeling."   
- Leonard Peikoff
"Brilliantly illustrated, Bosch Fawstin's graphic novel "The Infidel" is a powerful response to the Islamo-fascists who have attacked us."

" engaging story driven by fundamental ideas and full of politically incorrect humor." 

"Well done. Provocative. Not politically correct....You've got skills." 

"...where it succeeds glowingly is that it makes you think." 

"It is unique, powerful, interesting and bold. Even outrageous (which is good)." 

“Bosch Fawstin’s graphically compelling comic “The Infidel” brings urgent clarity to one of the most important issues of our time: the current resurgence of militant Islam’s centuries-long war on our western, civilized world. If you are truly tolerant and open-minded, then you will be brave enough to read this comic. Don’t submit to Islam and Creeping Sharia…instead, submit the small amount it costs to buy “The Infidel”, read it, and think about what Bosch is getting at. Use it as a springboard for your own further research about the true nature and long history of organized, political, militant Islam and its ongoing jihad against all those lower humans known as ‘infidels’. Don’t miss Bosch’s message.” 
- Paul Rivoche

"Powerful story and well-told. You wade fearlessly into some very dangerous waters here. Stylish, raw and visceral and told with a lot of heart."

"Very strong storytelling and graphic design doesn't pull any punches....Bosch Fawstin goes where few dare to tread."

"...there are all sorts of narrative tricks at play here that can't help but impress.....there are moments that remind of Dark Knight, Year One and 300....
...Exposing character, physicality and direction in a very impressive fashion, and a comic book fashion at that. This is not a movie pitch, this is very much a comic book using, reusing some of its best tricks and inventing some of its own."
- Rich Johnston, Bleeding

"There's almost an autobiographical take on this story which makes it fascinating. Fawstin was born into an Albanian-Muslim family, and raised Muslim. He has an interesting perspective on the subject he writes. It's clear 9/11 has affected him, you can feel the anguish in this comic lingering from that event and it's the spark for the comic within the comic, Pigman.....
There's over the top moments and statements. Things that made me cringe, but Fawstin has a right to say these things. Agree or disagree with the politics behind it, I can still enjoy the story. And this is one I want to see more of."
-Brett Schenker, Graphic

"....Fawstin uses a clever device of a comic-within-a-comic to provide emotional and intellectual insight into the motivations of his protagonists. Technically, his use of this device is remarkable, as he slides between worlds with ease and grace...'
-Broken Frontier
(the only pos. from a neg. reviewer who wanted "balance" instead of the truth about the subject matter.)

You can order an instant download of The Infidel #1 by clicking the cover below.

Praise for The Infidel #2

“All too accurate, all too real, this novel takes you into the mind and heart of a dedicated warrior for freedom as he stands tall against true believers in jihad who are willing to kill for their belief, supine and willfully blind dhimmis and Useful Idiots, and other features of the contemporary landscape. Strikingly original, deeply insightful, and powerfully moving, THE INFIDEL #2 is the story of our sad and foolish age. Don't miss it.”

“…the second issue of [Fawstin’s] series on the confrontation between Islam and the West that blends our day-to-day reality in the Clash of Civilizations and a superhero named Pigman … In an environment where censorship and self-censorship are common, [TheInfidel is the rarest of things, it is a graphic novel which goes directly to the heart of the issue. Comics routinely pander to Islam. Infidel #2 stands up to it in the most direct way possible.”

From readers:

“Best $3 I spent all year!”

“Best *comic* I read all year!”

“GREAT! I love it!”

“LOVED IT!!!! Now to go into rabid fits for #3. :)”

“… goes where DC and Marvel fear to tread...”

“Wow... great job Mr Fawstin... I admire your talent and your commitment to the truth. Keep up the fantastic work!”

“This sequel was an emotional rollercoaster for me. I laughed one moment and was shocked the next. The Infidel is not simplistic stop-the-jihadis wish fulfillment. It doesn't just make me feel; it makes me think. Few comics do that. I've got high hopes for #3!”

“Great work. Love the debate - you don't often hear it articulated so well.”

“Great issue! At the end I was like WHAT THE F***!?! THAT DID NOT JUST HAPPEN! Can't wait for the next one.”

“The Infidel series is more than just a comic book. Sure, it has larger than life heroes taking on evil villains. But it also incorporates the Truth about Islam into its pages.”

“The Infidel #2 goes even further exposing and attacking the enemy, domestic and foreign, in ways unseen in any creation in any media … Pigman acts in a way all moral people should want the US to act … the drawings are great and the dialogues are superb, witty and funny.”

“I have never been a fan of comics before. I am now.”

“Loved it! The pacing, the artwork, and the dialogue propelled the story forwards.”

“Thank you for extrapolating, with GREAT style and storytelling, what Graphic Novels and Heroes would be like if they were created by the very best traits American Comics had when we took on Our Enemies, long ago.”

"Thank you for saying it like it really is and making your characters do the same. And what an end!!! :) "

"...the best Objectivist comics creator since Steve Ditko. And this latest installment in the Infidel saga is his best work yet. I give it my highest recommendation. Five Pigs."

"Bosch Fawstin's brand new episode of THE INFIDEL featuring PIGMAN is bigger, bolder, and more philosophically powerful than Episode 1. Solid, courageous, relevant, inspiring stuff. While many comic books carefully retread friendly old ground, this one boldly invades enemy intellectual territory and takes no prisoners. This is not your parent's comic book, nor your child's. It's for modern, thinking adults. Spread the word. Pigman, Killian Duke, and Bosch 
Fawstin are on a serious roll, and I want to see more of it."

You can order an instant download of The Infidel #2 by clicking the cover below


HermitLion said...

It's good to see you get some well-deserved praise.
May there be much more on the way.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you very much, I appreciate that.

Damien said...


Keep up the good work. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's enjoying your story.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Damien

Anonymous said...

Hi, Bosch: I would like to purchase a hardcopy of The Infidel. Can I do so, or is it only available in pdf? Thanks!

Bosch Fawstin said...

I'm sorry, it's only available in pdf form, and I'm like you, but then I saw The Infidel on the iPad and it was something else.

RandTrading said...

It makes you think whether you quant to or not. And you are dealing very gracefully with those who do not.