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, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Make no mistake: The Expendables is a guys’ movie. Your ears are going to hear far more tendons snapping, bones crunching, knives slicing, bodies impacting, guns firing, blood splatting, and explosions exploding (accompanied with anticipatory music) than they will dialog. What dialog there is I found generally snarky and lighthearted when it’s not busy filling itself with clichés. Don’t get me wrong; clichés are good when it comes to guy movies. Guns. Explosions. Grunting. Men want you to just keep heaping that stuff on the plate like bacon on their breakfasts. It might not be good for you, but it tastes good. This is not a date movie. It is not a chick flick. The Bechdet Test doesn’t even appear on this movie’s radar. In fact, there are only four women in it. The first is crying. The second has to be asked her name. The third, when she’s not crying, draws pictures of women crying. And the fourth is listed in the credits as “Old Woman Bartender.” I spent last weekend at Crypticon. You can see a few of the photos I took, along with photos other people took, at Flickr's Crypticon Group. This coming Saturday, June 2nd, I will be at the Olympia Comic Festival. I hope to see a lot of South Sounders there.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
And, yes, I now know that car from the movie, to which I refer to in panel nine, was not in fact an electric car but a smart car. But I stupidly thought it was an electric car at the time so that’s how I drew it.
This last weekend I attended the Spokane Comicon. You can see pictures I took at the event here. This coming weekend you can find me at Crypticon from May 25th through the 27th. And the following weekend you can find me at the Olympia Comic Festival on Saturday, June 2nd.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
new story that inspired the strip. And if your wondering why I changed it from Heroin to Cocaine it's because I thought it would be funnier if Dolphins, kind of hyper to begin with, were shown high on cocaine. Otherwise my strip would have read something like, "You can tell from the track marks it was Heroin."