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, January 24, 2008

Character Development

A little over a year ago, I did some character development intended for a website. And you know how things go; stuff gets shelved and never sees the light of day. And sometimes stuff comes off the shelf and does see the light of day. If you would like to see these characters in context, just click on the link.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monlux Gets Blurb in Create Magazine

Create Magazine has an online network which allows creative professionals to post a little self-congratulatory propaganda. I took advantage and posted a few items there. It came as a pleasant surprise to discover that I had been selected as one of the top eight illustrators on the network. The image I call “Bulbs” was featured in a write-up of the just-released Jan/Feb 2008 West Coast edition of Create Magazine, page 38.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Chemical Romance

I was talking with my good friend and buddy, Sam Day, about gun-toting dentists when somehow the subject switched to romantic relationships created through the common denominator of drug addiction. (Sam and I have the greatest conversations.) Anyway, I mentioned that a few years back I did an editorial image for an article on that very topic. He didn’t remember seeing it. So, I decided to make it my first post of 2008.