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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

I almost forgot that September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Many years ago, back before Disney made pirates popular, I made a New Year’s Resolution to say “Arg!” to any waiter or waitress who served me. The unexpected growl got a lot of happy surprised looks. It was my best-kept New Year’s Resolution. I got such joy from talking like a pirate that I think we all should do it for at least a day. Feel free to share this graphic with others. Arg!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Testosterone Festival Revamp

Yesterday I received an email from a fellow named Eric. Turns out he saw one of my old t-shirt designs from 1994 and was hoping that he could still get himself a shirt. The original line of shirts are long gone (I still have a sweatshirt), but thanks to my online store I could set it up so that he could get the design on the shirt he wanted. All I had to do was remove some of the dates from the old design to update it. That just goes to show you, you never know what you have in the archives that folks will want.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Tiki Torch

Here is another Tiki. I drew this one while I was on a plane to Denver. I wonder what it would look like if I kept it to just three colors?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tiki Madness #2

I thought it would be fun to take the face design from yesterday’s tiki and spread it flat. Then I could apply it to some throw pillows or t-shirts. If you want to see what this design looks like on some products, take a peek here at my online store PoobahSchlock!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tiki Madness #1

I try to start each morning by doing a drawing exercise. This morning, I decided to draw a tiki. I’m pleased with this first effort and it has inspired me to draw some more tiki designs, maybe some tikis with flaming torches or with flaming eyes. Yeah, flaming eyes, that sounds good. You can get merchandise with this design at PooBahSchlock