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.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Why Elves Shouldn't Drink

Every year I do a Christmas Comic or animation. Somehow, in the midst of doing them for others, I forgot about doing one for myself this year. So, I’m recycling. Here is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Cat and Spool from Napkin Sketchbook

Running cats is a favorite topic I like to draw over and over again. Here’s one from my napkin sketchbook. There is a dry erase board on the fridge at home where I draw new ones from time to time. (I wait to see when my wife notices the changeover.)

Friday, December 7, 2007

My Creative Index Page Concept

The deadline for my page in the Creative Index looms next week. Earlier this week I drew a dozen or so concept sketches. This concept is the one that made the cut. I thought you might enjoy comparing my initial sketch to the final product. Click on it to see it larger.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's F*cking Christmas Again?

My wife enjoys making and exchanging mix-tapes with her sister. Well, I should say mixed-discs. She put together a CD of all of her favorite punk, indie and weird music that fully captured what the spirit of Christmas means to her. My sweet beloved then asked me to create a cover that did the same.

Song — Band
*uck Christmas — Fear
Home for Christmas — Blink-182
Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money
Run, Run Rudolph — The Humpers
Mr. Grinch — D.I.
There Ain't No Sanity Claus — The Damned
Father Christmas — The Kinks
Fairytale Of New York — The Pogues
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) [UK Single Version] — The Ramones
It's Christmas — Bouquet Of Veal
Homo Christmas — Pansy Division Halls
12 Days of Christmas — Boymongoose
Christmas, Christmas — Mojo Nixon
Hooray For Santa Claus — Sloppy Seconds
A Merry Jingle — Greedies
Silent Night — The Dickies
Merry Xmas Blues — The Celibate Rifles
Feliz Navi-Nada — El Vez
White Christmas — Stiff Little Fingers
Oi to the World — No Doubt
Mr. Heat Miser — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
'Zat You, Santa Claus? — Louis Armstrong & The Commanders
A Great Big Sled — The Killers
Linus & Lucy — Vince Guaraldi Trio
Merry Christmas Baby — Lou Rawls
Christmas Reindeer — The Knife