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, February 9, 2015

The Comic Critic Reviews Exit Through the Gift Shop

I avoid documentaries because most that I’ve seen have been incredibly depressing environmental or society snuff films that leave me feeling I just spent too much money for the privilege of consuming some bland, ethnic-fusion cuisine destined to attack my toilet in thirty minutes. And most documentaries last much longer than thirty minutes. So, I get excited when I learn something truly interesting in a unique way. In Exit Through the Gift Shop, we’re thrown all the questions revolving around art, its meaning, its creation, and the motivation of its creators that we traditionally expect, but they are delivered seductively. A key component to a documentary’s success is its ability to virally spread its information. I was inspired to tell others about Exit Through the Gift Shop not because I was feeling guilty or concern over the subject matter, but because I found it wonderfully interesting.