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, September 28, 2009
I had the pleasure of doing a book review of The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and ethical Guidelines for my friends over at Unshelved, one of my favorite strips.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Robo Vampire is so abysmally horrible that it made a very special list: my Top Ten Worst Movies of All Time. Believe me, when I say that, I have seen some monumental disasters. My strip makes fun of how I felt on viewing it—that it started out as a bad cop vs. drug lord kung-fu flick, and then, halfway through production, the director decided that it needed something, anything, to give it some potential market value. If by any chance, I am mistaken, and this is how the script was originally conceived, I would be left wordless. Which is just how this film should be seen. During a loud party put it on, just to have something going on that will befuddle your guests. Other than the novelty of moving wallpaper, this film lacks any merit and I highly advise you to avoid it. Why did I review it? Because it was a fan’s suggestion. And I told him that I would move it to the top of my list of reviews to do—if he updated his webcomic’s archive. He did, so I did. And now I wish, oh how I wish, I hadn’t.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This posting of The Return of Stickman is long overdue. What could possibly keep me from posting for a few weeks? Well, there were a couple of huge projects that hit my desk and I had to get them done before I headed off to Bumbershoot, a three day music festival held at Seattle Center each year. I drew during the concerts, and in some cases had the band sign the drawings. I will be posting a couple of those this week to make up for my tardiness. But, work and Bumbershoot were not the only things that kept me busy. I also had relatives visiting from Colorado and California. Having them here was a blast. Now it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I'm a founder of a group in Washington State called The CLAW. Our newsletter is a bit different than most groups in that it doesn't contain any "news". Even the format is different than other newsletters. The CLAW creates tiny six paged comics called "trashcans" which are created from one 8.5 by 11 piece of paper folded and cut in a unique way. We then take these little treasures and sprinkle them around the city of Tacoma to various bistros, coffee shops, and stores. They are highly sought "found" items. This is the third issue and the them was "Tacoma, City of Density", a play on the city's real motto, "City of Destiny". You can download issues #1 and #2 here.