biro pen on paper
public enemy number one. A James bond-villain responsible for the horrific twin tower spectacle, a hollywood style evil genius in a cave masterminding global terrorism – but we never had a hollywood good guy to bring down the bad guy – no james bond to send in and poison him with a dry martini , bruce willis never got his vest on and hand-grenaded the mother into oblivion, jason bourne was too busy backflipping across europe for a dementia fundraiser, and a mentally unstable arnold swarchenegger was under arrest after taking his terrified wife hostage and trying to convince her he wasn’t a clone.
unfortunately war and terror doesn’t work like the movies, media tries to make it look like that with slick newsreels, we can make mass atrocities palatable with movie titles like ‘shock and awe’, its the sort of far away massacre you can enjoy from your armchair with a burger and a drink, beautiful slow motion explosions with music and voiceovers dance on the walls as you dip your doritos, we are desensitized to the reality, we view the world through screens of distortion, we press our eye to a pinhole to seek oracles of illusion.
enough waffling, purely aesthetically speaking, I reckon I drew this because I thought this reportedly evil man bin laden had an enigmatic, impressive looking face, dishonourable a reason as that may be.
PS, here is a little hurried sketch i made of bin laden and saddam last year, whilst i was working as a bartender in a top secret CIA facility.