Own a piece of history. My name is Bosch Fawstin and Im a recovered Muslim. Shortly after my Mohammad cartoon was announced as the winner of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencers AFDI Draw Mohammad contest event and exhibition in Garland Texas, two jihadists came to try to murder the approximately 200 people who attended the event. They would have succeeded if not for a heroic, sharp-shooting policeman who blew their heads off before they could even enter the building. The attack and event became an international news story and my life has never been the same since.Following the attack, I received more death threats than I ever had, even though Ive been drawing Mohammad for years. But despite the danger, I want to continue drawing Mohammad.
These days, there are fewer cartoonists willing to draw He Who Must Not Be Drawn, and, for me, thats just more reason to do so, especially in a world where Free Speech is under siege from all sides. What kind of world would it be if no one drew Mohammad?I never want to live in that world, and drawing Mohammad every so often is how I personally keep that world at bay. My winning Mohammad cartoon explicitly spells out why I draw Mohammad in the first place.
I never set out to draw Mohammad until the Danish cartoonists who did so were threatened with death over it. Though their Mohammad cartoons were blamed for inciting Islamic violence, in truth its Islamic violence which incites Mohammad cartoons.
My winning Mohammad cartoon led me to an event where I could have died if jihadists had their way, so its the most significant and most famous cartoon Ive ever doneand might ever do. My cartoon became a symbol of Free Speech because drawing Mohammad has now become the most daring way of exercising ones right to Free Speech in todays world. Based on what some have written about it, it has become one of the most important pieces of art in recent memory. For example, Mark Steyn wrote the following about my winning Mohammad cartoon.
It's less about Mohammed than about the prohibition against drawing Mohammedand the willingness of a small number of Muslims to murder those who do, and a far larger number of Muslims both enthusiastic and quiescent to support those who kill. Fawstin understands the remorseless logic of one-way multiculturalismthat it leads to the de facto universal acceptance of Islamic law. Own a famous piece of art thats become a symbol of Free Speech, an image of which Freedom-lovers helped spread like wildfire on the Internet.
Own a piece of original art that was at the heart of the first physical jihad attack on Free Speech in America. The image ended up on billboards, t-shirts, even coffee cups. My original piece is on 14" x 17" bristol board paper.
I drew Mohammad in black India ink, using a fine brush. The rest of the drawing I drew in pencil. There are two slight white spots of correction fluid on my original.I signed it in ink in the bottom right corner. Invest in a piece of history. The item "Bosch Fawstins Winning Cartoon from the Garland, TX Draw Mohammad Contest" is in sale since Thursday, May 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Drawings, Sketches". The seller is "bfawstin" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States.