Monday, October 24, 2011

PIGMAN: Breaking Islamic Law As A Way Of Life

Two of my Pigman pieces on Sharia Law, the top one is from THE INFIDEL companion, PROPIGANDA: Drawing The Line Against Jihad



7 comments:

I.M Fletcher said...

Bosch, I'd be interested as to what you think of Frank Miller's latest release, Holy Terror, which has a Batman-type character beating up on Muslims. I've read it, and thought the story was a bit thin and simplistic, and I think you do it better with Infidel.

BTW, when is the 2nd issue coming out? I bought the first and thought it was great.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, glad you enjoyed The Infidel #1, I expect to get #2 out by the end of the year, I'll have an update on that soon. As for Holy Terror, let me start by saying that Frank Miller's early work had more to do with my choosing to write & draw comics than anything, so while I give him great credit for taking on the bastards through his work, when I tell you I would have done it differently, I can show you exactly what I mean.

The Informer said...

I have to say that your anti-Sharia artworks are my favorite.

Though it does tick off Muslims a lot. Kind of funny actually. :P

I.M Fletcher said...

I loved Miller's Daredevil. I think Born Again (with Mazzuchelli) is probably the best comic I've ever read. Dark Knight Returns was great, of course, and Batman: Year One.

Halfway through DKR though (after Janson left?) he started doing his characters with these big, clumpy, unwieldy hands and feet, which I'm not sure I liked. I also didn't like Sin City much - way too violent for me. I'm not sure many people liked All-Star Batman & Robin either. OK, we all know Batman has issues, but is he really that, well, obnoxious?

I think Miller's drawing style has drifted over the years (and not in a good way), and he needed Janson to kind of hold him back a bit.

Bosch Fawstin said...

I think he really just doesn't care how the finished work comes out anymore, for whatever reason. I have read where he said he doesn't want the art to seem contrived, fussed around with too much. It's a fine line, I think the finished look should be given a lot of care with, in terms of clarity, storytelling, as there were literally times in his latest work where I could not tell exactly what was happening, who's arm was where, etc. My favorite illustrator/Comic book artist of all time is Alex Toth, and his finished look was never an afterthought, always well considered and geared towards being as crystal clear as possible to what was going on and to tell the story. Now, I still think Miller is the best storyteller in comics, in terms of telling the story in visual form, page layout, panels, etc. Some of the things he did in Holy Terror were truly innovative, things I haven't seen before in comics.

I.M Fletcher said...

Hmmm, you mean the pages splashed with ink and whiteout? I didn't really understand that - unless there was supposed to be a storm happening most of the way through the story. I agree about not being able to see what was happening as far as character placement on the page. I also didn't understand the sketches of famous people near the end - Bush, and Michael Moore etc - they seemed to be there for no good reason.

Mai Elmaradni said...

Islam is the most peaceful relision bro.. we don't hate anyone and we don't like wars or violence and we are not terrorists .. plz read about islam and prophet muhammad before u judge islam and sharia