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.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Street Sketch

I’m a big fan of the famous cartoonist R. Crumb. One of the reasons I like his cartoons so much is that he takes the time to drawbackgrounds. And since his stories are usually in a rural setting, he draws rural backdrops.Most of the time it’s what you would see on any average street--power lines, dusty windows, garbage bags, and so on. This page in my sketchbook was an exercise I did when I was trying to remember non-descript things I saw that day.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

How to use an inhaler on a cat

When the veterinarian told us that our cat needed medication to treat her bronchitis, we expected the prescription to be in the form of pills. We were shocked to find out that we would be treating her with an inhaler! Just how do you get a cat to suck in medication from an inhaler? Apparently, you use a device similar to one created for treating infants. The instructions that came with it provided a verbal description, but their imagery left a lot to be desired, so I drew this how-to-help-your-cat illustration.