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.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Return of Stickman #837


I bet you're thinking that I'm going to start another theme. Maybe a beer theme? Well, maybe. Naw! I will save that for later.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

The Return of Stickman #836


Have you ever tried Limburger? I didn't really find it that smelly. Of course, I was at a cheese fair.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Return of Stickman #835


What do cave paintings have to do with cheese? Um, let me get back to you on that one.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Return of Stickman #832


Some of us fear that stuff like this actually happens. Some of us know that stuff like this does happen. In fact, this did happen.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Comic Critic Reviews Teenage Zombies and The Return of Stickman #831


For the most part, I find watching old black-and-white horror movies a wonderful experience. In my search to discover forgotten buried treasure, I sometimes unearth something that was better off six feet under. Teenage Zombies was sheer torture to watch. Poor background, terrible scene blocking, makeshift sets, and bad acting I can handle, but add to the mix unnecessary, excruciatingly long footage during which absolutely nothing occurs was a nearly unbearable ordeal. Teenage Zombie might last only 71 minutes, but it will feel like an eternity. Run Away. Run!



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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Return of Stickman #827


This strip is dedicated to my good friend Lisa Shaftel who has several pet turtles. I myself had turtles as pets. They are a lot more fun than folk think. Really.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Comic Critic Reviews The Butterfly and The Return of Stickman #822


The Butterfly is a family-friendly movie that I can get behind. This is not one of those “nanny” films I complain about so often. There’s a many-layered story going on here, well written, keeping both the child viewer engaged and the adult viewer intrigued. The comfort of plot predictability is only vaguely in your mind, as there are enough gentle twists and turns to create doubt. Will this film follow a conventional story line? The only drawback about showing this to your kids is that it’s a French film and a possibility that your copy might not be dubbed, thus forcing your children to read subtitles. I say, “Start them while they’re young.”



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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Return of Stickman #821


My inspiration for this strip came when I saw Kevin Boze at Bumbershoot. He didn’t have a henna tattoo, but he was sporting a temporary tattoo next to his eye which totally freaked me out and left me speechless.

The Return of Stickman is a product of Monlux Illustration, “Home of the Creative Mind!”™

The Return of Stickman #820



I want to thank Kevin Boze for all these great contributions to the strip. Please check out his work at The Virgin Project.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Return of Stickman #818


Today's guest cartoonist is Kevin Boze. One of Kevin's projects has been The Virgin Project, a compilation of cartoons done on the real life experiences of average people loosing their virginity.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Return of Stickman #817


Stickman has been on hiatus this last week as I was busy with a project in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bumbershoot 2008

Every year I go to Bumbershoot and draw the bands and events while I watch them. This year my wife got us gold passes and we stayed for the full event. I was very busy and now I'm very tired.





The only thing I did not get in this year was the drawing jam. I left a few doodles on there wall there.

Bumbershoot 2008, Drawn Live at the Event by Mark Monlux is a product of Monlux Illustration, “Home of the Creative Mind!”™

The Return of Stickman #816




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