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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Return of Stickman #1345 and the Portland Comic Book Show Report

I've drawn smoking before, usually for iconic or gag reasons. I plan on doing a few more strips about smokers and non-smokers without very much thought. Most of my stickman strips don't have a lot of thought behind them. They just pop out. I never was a smoker. Several of my friends and family members who were smokers managed to quit. Some are doing their best to stop right now. And I have some friends and family who continue to pound coffin nails. So before they and everybody else starts sending smoker hate or support letters I just want to say... (sound of footsteps running followed door slamming shut.)

The Portland Comic Book Show

My wife and I had a great time at the Portland Comic Book Show. My profits were double of what they were last year. I attribute this to the increased amount of merchandise I had available (Brains! t-shirt.) A few other members of The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians also attended. I want to thank everybody who stopped by to say, "Hi."