Thursday, September 12, 2019

Don't Take My Word For it, Regarding My Pigman Comic Book, The Infidel...

...and read Daniel Greenfield's review of it, after he read issue #3. To say it's the best review I've ever gotten is an understatement. It was originally published at Front Page Magazine.

FIGHTING JIHAD IN A POLITICALLY CORRECT COMIC BOOK WORLD

Tales from the comic book infidel underground.

By Daniel Greenfield

Superheroes have never been more culturally dominant than they are in the age of the billion dollar Marvel or DC blockbuster and have never been less relevant. 

The emotional momentum of the idealism of Superman creators Siegel and Shuster, Batman creator Bob Kane being viciously beaten up as a boy and fantasizing about vigilante justice have died out leaving behind a lifeless cast of familiar characters owned by movie studios going through the same routines, dying and being reinvented just long to become the same thing all over again.

If someone actually set out to reinvent the superhero, to make him relevant to the world we live in today and to give him the emotional investment of classic comics, he would have to be shut out of the marketplace in self-defense. And that’s exactly what happened to Bosch Fawstin over The Infidel.

Long before the Draw Muhammad contest came under attack from Islamic terrorists, Bosch Fawstin had been a voice for truth and freedom in a field where conservative voices are unrepresented.

Frank Miller's Holy Terror was one of the few anti-Jihad comics and DC refused to allow Batman to appear in it. But Holy Terror was a muddled work. Fawstin's Pigman summons up Miller in his prime. 

The Infidel #3 (featuring Pigman) is Fawstin's Dark Knight Returns. It's where his ambitious complex story comes into its own as Killian Duke, an ex-Muslim comic creator, faces a legal battle against a CAIR-like group and violent attacks by Muslims determined to silence him, including by his own brother.

Meanwhile his character Pigman, created after 9/11, faces off against Islamic terrorists around the world to the fury and bafflement of a whole range of political doppelganger figures from Obama to Chris Matthews. 

The Infidel #3 stirringly moves from violent comic book fights to a courtroom debate about the Koran. Fawstin can show epic battles, but he also makes important points about Islam. Pigman is more than a character; he is the idea of resistance, reflecting his creator's turmoil, his anger and his fight for truth. And Fawstin doesn't shy away from dealing with the rough edges, whether it's a child caught in the middle of a war or the complicated emotions of two brothers following different paths.

Opponents would like to dismiss The Infidel as propaganda, but Fawstin's work isn't just powerful and compelling. It's also surprisingly nuanced about human realities. Duke and Pigman swiftly cut through the apologetics for Islam because they understand what is at stake, not because they think the world is simple or can be easily remade into what it should be without paying a price.

That is the timeless theme of great superhero stories and it's why Infidel's closest parallel is Frank Miller's Dark Knight. 

This is a story about more than just fighting Islamic violence; it's about the mindset that it takes to fight it. It's about the fact that killing terrorists, as the US still does, isn't enough without fighting for the truth.

In an industry where Muslims are represented by the narcissistic uncomplicated media-friendly work of Muslim convert G. Willow Wilson, Fawstin, an ex-Muslim, gets at the conflicts about Islam within the Muslim world. G. Willow Wilson sells secular Western liberals an appealing fantasy, Fawstin gets down to the bloody violent roots of a conflict, not just between Muslims and non-Muslims, but in the conscience of Muslims, many of whom have never read the Koran and don’t understand its ugliness.

The Infidel is uncompromising, not only in its violence, but in its refusal to back down from the truth. Duke, and Pigman’s alter ego, Frank Warner, aren’t willing to pretend that Islam can be reformed. Infidel #3 takes on Islam every bit as relentlessly as corporate comic books take on imaginary supervillains. Critics would accuse Fawstin of hating Muslims, but this is a debate taking place among Muslims. 

The Infidel’s world, in which Killian Duke is hunted by his Muslim brother, is our world in which Muslim women are honor killed by their fathers and atheist bloggers in Bangladesh are brutally murdered. This is a story about the bloody price of Islam and the bloody price of fighting it. It’s about the moral cost of our choices told in a setting that encompasses a comic book version of our world and the real world.

This is challenging big picture stuff. It's material that most creators wouldn't tackle, not only for political reasons, but because it's so hard to pull off. And yet Fawstin does it. His art is dynamic. He goes from striking action scenes to cleverly paced dramatic moments. You can see echoes of Frank Miller, Eduardo Risso and Mike Mignola in his storytelling reminding you that Fawstin is an Eisner Award nominee. There are great visual storytelling moments here like the crowd tearing at Pigman in Mecca, scenes of Obama on the golf course and the collision between reality and comic book in the cliffhanger ending.

And yet Bosch Fawstin is a pariah, an infidel, in an industry that rewards praise of Islam and punishes blasphemy against it as coldly as any Iranian Ayatollah. 

If Fawstin had flipped the script and written the comic from the perspective of an American who converts to Islam and fights against his "racist" American brother's Islamophobic campaign, there would be rave reviews. Instead he writes from the perspective of an ex-Muslim fighting against the real racism and violence of Islam.

At one point, Killian Duke addresses the jury, "If you told me after 9/11 that Pigman would be the only anti-Jihad comic book being published today, I wouldn't have believed it.“ And yet here we are in a world where Muslim superheroes are more acceptable than superheroes fighting Muslim terrorism.

If this were a mainstream comic book, it would be heaped with praise. But since Fawstin has decided to write about Islamic terrorism, The Infidel is an… infidel. Bosch's work was condemned and even his placement on the SPLC's hate list, a designation that has led to violence in the past, only met with muted condemnation from a comic book community normally quick to denounce anything at all smacking of censorship.

And that is the difference between The Infidel and most comics today.

The Infidel takes place in the real world. It addresses real world issues in a way that no superhero programmed to churn out PC spin indistinguishable from the media and the rest of pop culture can.

Every superhero is a liberal these days, pretending to be the underdog, whining about being isolated and outnumbered, while really being part of a ruthless political elite that suppresses dissent. 

The heroes of our culture are written by its villains. 

Duke's Pigman is an underdog because no matter how many terrorists he kills, his limits are those of his creator who is an underdog in the real world. 

Fawstin has faced numerous threats. He has risked his life. And despite being at the center of one of the biggest stories of the year, his award-winning cartoon of Mohammed was censored by the media.

The Infidel #3 isn't just a comic, it's a passionate protest. Muslims have threatened plenty of cartoons that weren't worth it. Infidel #3 is worth it. It's a powerful work of political outrage. Its creator fights Islam with art the way that his creation fights it with his fists.

When Bosch Fawstin gets threats, it's not because he's a "provocateur", it's because he's a truthteller. 

Infidel #3 will offend CAIR, not just because it shows a fight over Mecca or Muslim terrorists being ruthlessly hunted down and killed, but because its creator defends his views and exposes theirs. 

Pigman kills terrorists, but Killian Duke exposes Islam. 

Comic book superheroes are written off as people dressing up in silly costumes with nothing real at stake. In Infidel #3 the stakes are real and real world. Fawstin, like Duke, has been through the wringer. His world in which Muslim terrorists murder Americans and we apologize, in which those who fight back are viewed as the problem and in which our government aids the terrorists to keep the peace, is our world.

The boldness on the page isn’t playacting. It's the work of a man who faces death for his beliefs and who doesn't go into hiding or disappears, but who continues defying the terrorists.

Pigman's boldness, Duke's boldness, Fawstin's boldness are all here. And they deserve our support.

Fawstin's work is up there with the best of them and The Infidel #3 is a gut punch whose art and writing remain compelling up until the end. It's a great comic, but it's also a great assault on Islamic terrorism and on its American appeasers and collaborators.

The Infidel is the only truly relevant post 9/11 comic.

(You can order The Infidel, featuring Pigman, here)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Pre-Order- illustwriter: The Art of Bosch Fawstin Limited Edition

My art book will be 300 pages, 9 x 12, with thousands of my cartoons, drawings, comic book pages and panels, book covers, etc., for a limited edition of 100 books, signed and numbered by me, along with a doodle (a quick, unique sketch for each customer). It's my biggest book yet, and I expect to have it ready by November, so please pre-order it now, so I can have a good idea of what kind of print order I need to give to my printer. It's $55.00, including shipping and handling. Pre-order it below. 


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Print: From Big Brother to We the People

Another print on a recurring theme, where our would-be censors in the government have been supplanted by all of us who live to rat out on others for saying and doing things that our corrupt politically correct culture deems to be unacceptable. 


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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Mohammad trading card number zero

Here are all of my trading cards and Mohammad playing cards.

And here's my latest, number zero, front and page, initialed and numbered by me.


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Peaceful Death Threats 2

Last year, I got thousands of death threats from Muslims across all of my platforms on social media, in private messages, and in emails. I even got audio death threats in Facebook messenger. For the first time, the death threats I get spilled over into public posts, whereas before, most of them were usually in private messages and emails. What sparked this particular spike in death threats was that I was going to be the judge for the Mohammad Cartoon Contest that Geert Wilders announced in June 2018. Geert Wilders ended up cancelling the contest, which only made Muslims triumphantly deliver even more death threats.

I picked the “best” 400 death threats from the thousands I got, and placed them in my book, Peaceful Death Threats, which was an eye-opener for people, as it wasn’t just jihadists delivering these death threats, but average Muslims across the world, doctors and engineers, and even a pop star, which painted a very damning picture of Islamic culture at large. 

And now I recently found a boatload of other rape and death threats from Muslims in hidden filtered messages in Facebook messenger, that numbered in the thousands. I picked out the “best” of them as well, and I ended up with nearly 1,300, which will make up the death threats for my next three volumes of Peaceful Death Threats, the second of which is now available for pre-order. (Those who ordered my book on Islamophiles, it’s coming, but I had to add more to it than I originally intended, and I think you’ll find it worth the wait). Thank you for your continued support. You can order Peaceful Death Threats 2 at my store. 

The book is 74 pages, square-bound, 8 1/2 x 10, and has 400 death threats. As with the first volume, I will have 60 new Mohammad cartoons by me published alongside screenshots of the death threats. I'm selling it for $19. Shipping and Handling costs $5 for a total of $24 domestic, and $31 International. As with my other books, I offer a signed version for $2 extra. You can pre-order it now, which will help me gauge interest and my print order, and it will be available to ship in November. Thank you for your support. 

FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: if ordering from outside of America, you Must choose the International option by clicking the down arrow at the end of the "Domestic" options below. Thank you.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

PIGMAN: Breaking the Golden Rules of Engagement print

This is a print of another of my older drawings of Pigman, from by book ProPiganda: Drawing the Line Against Jihad, that someone requested that I turn into a print. It's my response to the crippling rules of engagement that our soldiers have suffered, particularly post 9/11, which have literally led to their deaths. These rules are created by idiotic politicians in our military who like to believe that we should treat our savage enemy the way we would like to be treated, which is why I call them The Golden Rules of Engagement, and It's infuriating. These rules have to be obliterated before we can obliterate this enemy once and for all. And like my last Pigman print, I reworked this a little, adding the radial lines. It's 11 x 14, signed and numbered by me for a limited run of 50 prints. 




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PIGMAN: Throw Them into the Fire They Started print

This Pigman drawing of mine was from my book, ProPiganda: Drawing the Line Against Jihad, and I reworked it a little, as the image is over 10 years old, and I like this better, from the texture to the font. It's 11 x 17, signed and numbered by me for a limited number of 50 prints. 




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Sunday, August 25, 2019

My Winning Mohammad Cartoon trading card

Here are all of my trading cards and Mohammad playing cards.

Here's the front and back of the card, which I initial and number on the top left of the front of the card. Order yours below. And for those who balk at the price: after I learned that it costs about $3 to ship, for some reason, as I thought they'd ship cheaper, I charge $5.99, which covers production, shipping and handling costs, and gives me a profit. And I slip each card into a plastic sleeve, and place that within a hard plastic holder to ensure that it gets to you securely. Order yours below. 






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Saturday, August 24, 2019

My Mohammad Trading Card 4

Here are all of my trading cards and Mohammad playing cards.

Here's my fourth Mohammad trading card, echoing my winning Mohammad cartoon, (which I just made into a new trading card, here) with another Mohammad warning. You can order it below. 



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Sunday, August 18, 2019

PRINT: The Speech -P̶o̶l̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶ Vigilantes

My new Free Speech print, on a very troubling aspect of our culture of censorship. It's 11 x 17, for a limited number of 50 prints, which I sign and number. Order it below.




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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mohammad Playing Cards

UPDATE: Check out my Mohammad queen of (crescent) hearts card. (click image for a better look) After I made my Mohammad trading cards available, people were interested in Mohammad playing cards, and I just heard back from a maker of playing cards that they will, indeed, make them. Like my trading cards, there are No playing cards like this in the world. It's a 54 card deck of custom made playing cards, with Mohammad as the king, queen, joker, etc., all within a custom made designed card box that I will initial and number. Order them below. And if you want to know why I draw Mohammad, here’s my most comprehensive article on it, which was called a “manifesto” by someone I admire. 


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Thursday, August 8, 2019

My Mohammad Trading Card 3, featuring PIGMAN

Here's my third Mohammad trading card, this time with my counter-jihad superhero, Pigman. I'm initialing and numbering each one. Here's my first and second cards. 



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My Mohammad Trading Card 2

I just made my first Mohammad trading card, and people are clearly interested in them, with some buying multiple cards, and so here's my second Mohammad trading card. My first card echoed the popular baseball trading cards, but with Mohammad with a sword instead of a bat, with infidel blood on him, showing him as the warlord he was. And here's my basketball-themed Mohammad trading card. As with the first card, this will have Mohammad's "stats" on the back, with numbers of wives, slaves, kills, etc., And as with my first card, I'm initialing and numbering each one. 




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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Rarest Trading Card in History: My Mohammad Trading Card #1

UPDATE: Due to interest, here's my second and third card.

I just thought about creating a Mohammad trading card today, and here's the result. I would love to create more, but I want to see how this one does first. And when I write that it's "The Rarest Trading Card in History", that's not an exaggeration. The back of the card will have Mohammad's "stats", as in number of wives, slaves, kills, etc., which I'm putting together. I'm initialing and numbering each one. Order yours below.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Original Art: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Cartoon

It's drawn in pencil and India ink on 8 x 11 bristol board paper. 


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Sunday, August 4, 2019

My Second Amendment print

11 x 17, signed and numbered by me for a limited run of 100. 



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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Print: Madmen Want Us All Disarmed

Every single time madmen commit mass shootings, madmen call for the repeal of the second amendment and for the end of all guns. I'm sick of these madmen. Here's my response to that, from an old quote of mine, now available on a print. 11 x 17, signed and numbered by me for a limited number of 100 prints. 






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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Rutger Hauer print

Actor Rutger Hauer died yesterday, and I wanted to commemorate him with this drawing of mine, from his final scene in Blade Runner. Because of interest, it's now available as a print. It's 11 x 17 signed and numbered by me for a limited number of 75.



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Saturday, July 13, 2019

James Dean as Mohammad

My cartoon of James Dean as Mohammad. It's larger than my usual original art, 14 x 17 bristol board paper, drawn in pencil and India ink. You can own the original art. Order it below. 



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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Print: I'm Tommy Robinson

I was able to get word to Tommy Robinson about my offer to create a print of him, where the proceeds would go to him, outside of what I would need for production and shipping and handling costs, and he expressed appreciation for it. It was just posted about on his official website, TR.News. If it's not obvious, my cartoon is based on Spartacus, echoing my earlier Geert Wilders cartoon. Tommy will be sentenced tomorrow by his guilty persecutors, and this is the way I can help him. And you can also help him by ordering a print. It's 11 x 17, signed by me, and unlike my other prints, I'm not going to limit this run. You can order it domestically or internationally below. Thank you. 

UPDATE: Also available on a t-shirt here







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Sunday, July 7, 2019

PRINT: Tell The Truth No Matter What

I was reminded of this older cartoon of mine today, and I decided to make it available as a print. It's 11 x 17, signed and numbered by me for a limited run of 50.



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FREE SPEECH AKBAR print

I posted this print of mine a few weeks ago, and it disappeared from my store. I can imagine what happened, but here it is again. It's 11 x 14, signed and numbered by me for a limited run of 50. 




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The Only Comic Book in the World That Takes on Islam, Jihad and PC

You can order issues of The Infidel, featuring Pigman here.



Friday, July 5, 2019

STAND ON YOUR FEET Charlie Hebdo print

I was in the middle of writing a new article on Free Speech, and I the defiant quote from Stephane Charbonnier of Charlie Hebdo came to mind, and I'm now making this drawing of him that I did after the Charlie Hebdo massacre available as a print. It's 11 x 17, signed and numbered by me for a limited run of 25 prints. 

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

PRINT: Howard Roark On America

From Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, here is Howard Roark in part of his speech in the novel, where he speaks about America. I drew this last year for the 75th anniversary of The Fountainhead, and thinking of America's birthday today, I wanted to make this available as a print. It's 11 x 17, signed and numbered by me for a limited run of 25 prints. 




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