The Home of the Creative Mind

Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Return of Stickman #1550

My calendar at the beginning of the week had me climbing onto an airplane. But the project was pushed until after the holidays. So I suddenly find me schedule open. I plan on working on one of my book projects. It's time to finish sketching the layout for the cover. It helps that I finalized the title and found someone to write the foreword. No spoilers yet. I also get to post today's strip.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Return of Stickman #1548

It's nice to know that Stickman is back at work. It might be a while before we see Robot again. Have a nice vacation, Robot. We can kiss this little storyline goodbye. I've already have a couple of strips written for next week expounding on the human condition. Look for your next "Return of Stickman" strip on Monday.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Return of Stickman #1546 and #1547

I'm going to shoot to have at least three comics out each week. That said, I might be traveling next week again. Traveling is what messed up my schedule in the first place.

On the plus side, every time I travel I make money. That's good.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Return of Stickman #1544 and #1545

I messed up last Friday and forgot to do a posting on this blog. However, I also messed up on my website and posted the strip sequence out of order. here you get to see Friday's and today's strip in the correct order.

I'd like to promise that I will do better. But this is the type of quality you can expect on this strip. Human error raising it's pretty head over and over.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Return of Stickman #1543

I've been a little lack on my blog as my workload increased. December is a slower time for me and I think it's time to catch up. One of my neglected projects is my The Return of Stickman webcomic. I thought it would be fun to do a storyline where he comes back from vacation to find that things have changed in his absence.

I find it hard to believe that I've not done a posting since September. That has to be disappointing to the few that follow this blog. I will to get back to my old schedule of at least three postings or more a week. Consider it an early New Year Resolution.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Comic Critic Reviews The Graduate

The Graduate is a unique coming-of-age film. Most coming-of-age films are about the journey from child to adult. Often they are shown as journeys, sexual experiences, or acknowledgements of the need to take on adult responsibilities. Uniquely, The Graduate takes those themes and twists them, leaving the hero with very little self-assurance. We find him at home from his college journey, having a sexual affair chained with questionable moral behavior, and struggling with himself over what his true responsibilities are. He’s been thrown onto the reef of life by a siren’s song. The folk music of Simon and Garfunkel swirls around our hero’s world and is the perfect backdrop as we watch and wonder if our Odysseus will pull the wax out of his ears or shove it in further. In the history of film, The Graduate brought an entirely new level to the coming-of-age story. And because very few movies since have been able to improve upon the tale, The Graduate will remain one of the best movies ever made.