Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reviewer's Politics Interferes with review of The Infidel #1

He actually writes in his review - "Unless he introduces a more reasonable Muslim character—" while completely ignoring and not mentioning Killian's Muslim friend, Ahmed. Either he didn't read it or his politics really interfered with his review.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winston Churchill liked Pigs

- "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
- Winston Churchill

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Islam means peace &....

....repeating "Not all Muslims are terrorists" will save us from those who are.

nobel WAR prize winner

Operation Odyssey Dawn? Operation I'm Not Jimmy Carter

Obama should really listen to this advice:

"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." - Barack Obama

Oh, and this:

"I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am President, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank." —Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

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."

"...an 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 skills....it 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 Cool.com

"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 Policy.com

"....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

Friday, March 18, 2011

My THINK print

Killian Duke in a panel from page 8 of THE INFIDEL #1, at work, thinking about his Pigman comic book.

This is smaller than my other prints. It's a signed, limited edition print of 150, printed on quality matte paper. Paper size approximately 9 1/2" x 9 1/2". Image size 7 1/2" x 7 1/2".  Prices in the drop-down menu below include the print price ($20) plus shipping and handling.

Price of print including shipping/handling options

PIGMAN, correcting the war on t'Error

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

THE INFIDEL #1, featuring PIGMAN, available Now

THE INFIDEL is my graphic novel 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. Chapter one is now available as a digital comic, link to ordering page below.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

To My Nastiest Critics....

If you were honest, you'd be fans. 

Of course, if you were honest, you'd actually read my work instead of pretending you know what it's really about. Two liberal reviewers, (though one of them pretends he's a right wing libertarian) read The Infidel # 1 and both of them recommend it, despite our ideological differences. Of course, part of one's reason to avoid actually reading a piece of work that one has condemned in advance of doing so is in order to avoid the possibility of being proven wrong. Kudos to my liberal-rightwing-libertarian "friend" for admitting that he was wrong in his initial estimation of my work, which he based on my promotional material.

Don't Judge a Comic Book by its Creator's Appearance on The Daily Show

Welcome, viewers of The Daily Show, go here to find out what was left on the cutting room floor from my 3 hour shoot, you may be surprised. 

And to find out 1st hand what my comic book is all about, go here.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Don't Judge a Comic Book by its creator's appearance on The Daily Show

First thing. The Daily Show is a left-leaning comedy show.

To viewers of The Daily Show: Whatever brought you to my blog, if you're interested in finding out Firsthand what my work is about, I ask that you consider getting the 1st chapter of my graphic novel series, The Infidel, featuring Pigman. It's a digital comic that's 25 pgs for $2.50, and whatever The Daily Show made you think about my work and why I do it, I think you'll find that my comic will surprise you.

My Daily Show appearance was a prerecorded segment that I taped with them a few weeks ago. The main topic discussed during the "interview" was the "Muslim" Batman, but we also spent a significant amount of time discussing my own creation, a counter-jihad superhero named Pigman. Based on what was filmed during the 3-hour shoot, the segment has the potential to be humorous, controversial and informative. How it will actually turn out depends, of course, on the editing that was done. And unfortunately, I had no control over that.

So all I can do is hope that it was at least somewhat a case of life imitating art. Below is a snapshot from The Infidel #1 with its protagonist saying something that I echoed during the taping of my segment:

UPDATE: I've now seen the segment and before they "edited" it, I actually answered, ‎"What's wrong with Batman in WW2 recruiting a German Batman without any mention of Nazis?" when Asif asked me "What's wrong with a Muslim Batman?", and they did the same thing with some of my other "answers", but overall, I was fine with the segment, and it was definitely funny. 

UPDATE 2:  For my full account of what was left out of my aired segment on The Daily Show, click here.

My appearance on The Daily Show airs Tonight

For better or worse, my segment on THE DAILY SHOW will be airing TONIGHT, 11PM EST, and 11PM PST as well. Not sure when it airs in other time zones, check your local listings.