The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 September 2007

A Pigman of one's imagination

Bereft of context, the name "Pigman" doesn't mean anything in particular; I see it and I conjure up a vision of someone like Python's Mr. Creosote, with a name like J. Featherstonehaugh (probably pronounced something like "Fanshaw") Pigman.

Bosch Fawstin, though, has a different sort of imagination entirely:

The main character in The Infidel, the upcoming graphic novel by the ex-Muslim Bosch Fawstin, is another ex-Muslim cartoonist. The one who is a character in the book creates "Pigman," a ruthless counter-jihad superhero, as a response to 9/11. His creating the Pigman comic book brings him face to face with the enemy: his born-again Muslim brother, who has become a jihadist.

It will be a while until all the chapters are released, but I suspect it ends with our bacon being saved.

Disclosure: Mr Fawstin wrote me to tell me about the project; no other consideration was involved.

Posted at 6:55 AM to Almost Yogurt


"Bereft of context, the name "Pigman" doesn't mean anything in particular"

Try telling that to Kramer.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 8:50 PM on 27 September 2007

In all the years I sort of glanced at Seinfeld, I never saw any instance where telling Kramer anything turned out to be advantageous.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:02 PM on 27 September 2007

When I hear about a Pigman, I think of PG Wodehouse and Lord Emsworth's pigman, George Cyril Wellbeloved, rather than anyone named Featherstonehaugh.

Posted by: Rachel at 11:02 AM on 28 September 2007