Tuesday, June 12, 2012

THE INFIDEL #2 Now Available


Earlier today, I received word that the ePUB generator/distributor I had selected to try and distribute my book through conventional channels, had rejected The Infidel #1 as violating their "terms of service." As you'll see, if they rejected #1, they would certainly reject #2, and so I've decided to go ahead and make it available myself, through pdf download, as I did with #1. This means you can be reading it in mere minutes. Even though ePUB offers the advantage of panel isolation, note that you will still be able to read this pdf on many of the popular ebook readers. I viewed it myself on my iPad through iBooks and it looks great. This issue is 22 story pages, in full color, and you can order an instant download for $3.00 below. To see what they're saying about it, click here.

For more information about the series, and to see praise received for The Infidel #1, go to this page.

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35 comments:

Joe Maurone said...

Bosch Fawstin's INFIDEL goes where DC and Marvel fear to tread...

Randy said...

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

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks Joe, Randy. Hope the reaction to chapter 2 propels me to chapter 3.

Amaroq said...

I loved it a lot. Though fulscreen on my 1920x1080 widescreen monitor, I had to do a bunch of scrolling up and down to read the full contents of the panels. Next time I won't make it so wide and zoomed in so far.

The last panel did seem like an abrupt change of the story. But I imagined it like an epic sort of "to be continued" where a few epic scenes are shown and then one final one setting up the battle to come.

Like always, I love it that you're drawing this. It pumps me up to see someone, anyone standing up for what's right, after being surrounded by cowardice and malevolence for America for so long.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks for getting it & for the kind words, as for the ending, I wanted to show that he's going to keep doing what he's doing no matter what. As for next issue .....

Sean Kasper said...

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

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks a lot, Mr. Kasper :)

Marc Miyake said...

What Joe said. In this second issue, you take on Islam in ways that I doubt have seen print anywhere else. If #1 was too much for some people, imagine how they'll react to #2. 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!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Marc, thank you Very much, that means a lot. I can't wait to turn chapter 3 into comic book form. It's a Big one.

Heisenbug said...

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

bb6770ec-4a3e-11e1-99b4-000f20980440 said...

Bosch I loved it! Dude you are doing what comics have always done, but are afraid to do now. Superman brought Adolf Hitler & Stalin to be arrested before the League of Nations before WWII even started. Green Arrow was confronting social problems when no one had ever done it before. It's always been in the nature of the comic industry to make statements before they come into consciousness. But what about Islam? NOTHING!

That's why you're so important. Not only are you addressing the subject but goddamn it, you're a great writer! Mark my words, in 20 years, they'll be making a pigman movie.

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

Bosch Fawstin said...

That's a Hell of a response, thanks a Lot, that's Great to hear.

nielson.trevor@gmail.com said...

so much for their support of "free speech...

nielson.trevor@gmail.com said...

btw, the new book is fantastic. i cannot believe epub will not publish this. i hope there are other competitors out there that will..

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you, & after I figure out How I'm going to create an ePUB of The Infidel #1 and 2 myself, no easy task, I'm going to *ahem*... "submit".. it to each individual eBook reader and hope at least one of them carries it.

I.M Fletcher said...

I just bought and read it! Good stuff!

I'm not really sure about ePub formats, etc, but there is an ebook you can get for $2.99 that shows you how to format comics for the Kindle and Nook.

http://niki-smith.com/InMapsAndLegends/2011/03/28/formatting-comics-ebook/

I don't think their method would allow isolation of frames though...

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks for getting it and the kind words, will look into that ebook.

Prometheus said...

The Infidel series is more than just a comic book. Sure, it has larger than life heroes taking on evil villains. But is also incorporates the Truth about Islam into its pages. I wish that I could purchase print copies in bulk to handout at Tea Party meetings.

David McBride

Maurice said...

No chance of a lulu.com version of the books?

Gilad said...

The Infidel #2 goes even further exposing and attacking the enemy, domestic and foreign, in ways unseen in any creation in any media (the closest thing, was the series The Unit I watch right now, but it doesn't attack the ideaology head on like The Infidel #1 & #2, although many jihadists do get sent to hell with the help of an elite military unit).
First, with words, in the comics own "real world", with comics writer Killian Duke, in a debate, destroys other comics writers that cowardly, or by being intentionally evil, choose to sell the enemy's propaganda. I recognized one parallel from the real world, I'm guessing the others too, are based on real people but I didn't rercognize them.
Then, in the comics imaginary world, Pigman acts in a way all moral people should want the US to act, but just like in the real world outside The Infidel, it remains fantasy, unfortunately. But I found myself cheering for justice while reading the story.
In the Infidel #1, a scene in the comics imaginary world came true in reality a few months after it came out.
I could just wish a certain scene in the Infidel #2 would also come true, and what a scene it is!
It is saddening that the obvious moral actions and the truths regarding the enemy take such bravery and risk to expose, but at least the Infidel #1 and #2 does it! And above all that, the drawings are great and the dealogues are superb, witty and funny.
Now I will just have to wait for #3!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Prometheus, thank you, I wish I had the option of having print versions as well, I might consider a print on demand option.

Maurice, I bookmarked LULU, took a look and it's definitely and option, thanks.

Gliad, thank you for your very kind and thorough thoughts, sincerely appreciate what you got out of it.

JN said...

Loved it! The pacing, the artwork, and the dialogue propelled the story forwards. It could easily have turned to an ideological hammer over the head, had anyone other than Bosch told this story. As usual I paused over the panels that were especially well done (to my eyes), and was a little saddened when I realized it was over. Looking forward to #3.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks a lot, JN, really appreciate the particular points you make.

Adam said...

I have never been a fan of comics before. I am now. Thank you, Bosch.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank *you*, Adam.

AE said...

Thank you, Bosch. Thank you for extrepolating, 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.

And to thank You, I will be recommending The Infidel to all of my colleagues, friends and to those who will listen. It must be a laborious and uphill climb to create this art and then have to self-publish it. I strongly recommend all who purchase TI, to do the same. It's the least we can do. Keep up the fight. We stand with you.

Bosch Fawstin said...

That means a lot, AE, thank you.

MrZ said...

Just purchased and read TI #1 and #2 Bosch. Thank you for saying it like it really is and making your characters do the same. And what an end!!! :)

I have finally immigrated to the US and thank its creators each day for so many (often trivial) things many people take for granted. Thank you so much for standing up for what makes America the greatest country in the world and for taking its greatest threat head on. I really do understand what you're putting on the line.

Regards,
Mohsin

PS: Joined "Don't Let It Go" live for the first time since getting here (actually the first time ever since the time difference made it very difficult for me to attend before) and had fun listening to you and Amy after so many months. Kudos to you both!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mr Z. / Mohsin, I really appreciate the words about the comic itself, and your full understanding of what we face, means a lot.

bb6770ec-4a3e-11e1-99b4-000f20980440 said...

Comic books, since their inception, have always been at the forefront of social change and innovative ideas. Whether it be Superman bringing Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler before The League of Nations, The Green Arrow advocating left wing politics, or Alan Moore spitting in the face of the establishment, comic books make statements long before they enter public consciousness.

So what about Islam? Why has no one spoken about this issue? It's because the comic industry is scared stiff. An American medium, one of the few that we have, would rather stay silent and have our civilization commit suicide before mustering the courage it could so easily gather when it has done so so many times before.

This is why "The Infidel" is so important. Not only does it get to the heart of the issue, but it pulls no punches and is grounded in firm unwavering truth. Not only does Fawstin captivate the audience with his comic's courageous and very much needed message, but this series is damn good. From the artwork, to the symbolism, to the ability of Fawstin to keep the reader glued to the page.... The Infidel does not disappoint.

20 years from now, this comic will be remembered as one of the few who had the courage to tell the truth when so many were afraid. Moreover, the work itself will live on and cement his message. Long live The Infidel.

Bosch Fawstin said...

I appreciate both comments, (he thought his 1st didn't post, so wrote a 2nd) and I really don't know what to say but thanks again, comments like yours really make my day.

I.M Fletcher said...

re: eBooks, it might also be worth checking out Blurb.com. It's a service that allows anyone to create beautiful real printed books, using either online templates, a downloaded program, or an Adobe Indesign template (downloaded).

The end result can also be made into an eBook, viewable on iPad and iPhone (with other formats to come).

From what I can see, the Blurb people transform it into an eBook. It looks like a one-off price of $1.99 to create the eBook, then you can sell it in the Blurb bookstore, setting your own price.

Might be worth looking at anyway.
They do the same with the physical books. You pay a certain price ($19.99 for a basic landscape book), and then you can set a price and the markup, and other people can buy it online from the Blurb bookstore.

http://www.blurb.com/create/book/pricing#ebook

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, I.M., will check that out

I.M Fletcher said...

Check out this tool - it actually looks perfect for what you do?

http://www.madefire.com/

Sorry for all the publishing related posts - I just see this stuff during browsing and think of you :)

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks again