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, December 31, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1082

This factoids for today's strip came out of a plumber's newsletter. The whole drinking from the tap to save the planet, that came from a commercial. The snarky attitude, that's all Stickman, Baby!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1081

This year has actually been quite good to me. It certainly has been kinder to me than to several of my friends. Some of my friends lost their homes this year, others filed for bankruptcy, some had to do both. A few lost their spouse through separation, divorce and death. So this strip is not for me, it's for all of those who want desperately to put this year behind them.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1080

I had a most excellent Christmas holiday. It involved a frozen pipe, a telephone repairman, and multiple trips to the comic book store. You know, same old, same old.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Polly Law's Word Project on Kickstarter

My friend Polly Law and I go back many year. We first met when she was the National President of the Graphic Artists Guild. At the Guild Conventions Polly and I (and a few others) would stay up into the night playing board games. Cartoonists, Graphic Artists, booze and board games make for an interesting late night experience. But Polly and I didn't drink because we needed all of our brain cells for Scrabble. Polly's love for words is something to see. I'm one of her supporters on this project, and I hope after taking a look at it you will be too. Check it out.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1079

Oh, you just know those photos are going to haunt that detective for the rest of his life.

My good friend James Stowe is doing his own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas in a single panel cartoon he is updating each day on his blog, Art by Stowe. He has featured several of his friends and their comics. Go there to see The Return of Stickman, and a running commentary by The Comic Critic.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1078

Another special call out to my homies Bill and Gene over at Unshelved. If you want to read far superior librarian humor than you have seen here, they be the place to go. The returned book will be going into a special exhibit at the library. I thought about doing another strip wondering what the name of that exhibit would be. But I think I will leave that to Bill and Gene if they want it.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Return of Stickman 1076

The report I read said the girl was egged on by her friends. I'm kind of wondering why they didn't end up on the hood.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1075

Just how awful does your own bathroom have to be that you are drawn to using one in the house that you broke into? Well, I guess this character is going to have to be careful picking up the soap for the foreseeable future.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1074

Who wouldn't want a Christmas wreath at the discounted price of $10? Especially if it is being sold at the courthouse? Granny should have removed the pricetags.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1073

You might think it odd that somebody would want more than one totem pole, but I can relate. I've helped to carve a number of totem poles. My parents have one in their living room. Their rather tall living room. Someday, in the far distance future, I'm going to have to move that thing. Again.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1072

The Holiday Season is not a jolly time for everyone. Some folks are a bit on edge. Maybe even somebody you live with. You better know what side your bread is buttered on.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1070

I've already been asked why I didn't mention the fact of the suspect being an employee of a university, and the incident taking place on the campus of a rival university. My response is that you sometimes are provided with too much material.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1068

I found this quirky law on the internet. Everybody knows that anything you read on the internet is true. And it not really a no guns for gimps law, merely an exemption to a requirement. Sheesh. Read the fine print people.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1067

I'm not favoring Tacoma in any way here. I'm sure there are armed pizza delivery guys in all fifty states.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1066

I have about three more strips on this topic I could draw up. Living in a state that borders Canada, and having crossed it countless times, I just can't fathom someone not being familiar with the concept that they will need to obeying the laws of that country, and that maybe they might want to get familiar with those laws.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Return of Stickman #1065

Sure, the reporter could have wrote, "Thieves steal dozens of bras." but, "Thieves LIFT dozens of bras." does capture the attention just a bit more. And just so our minds are left completely in the gutter at the end of the story, they save the line about the surveillance recordings until the very end. Professional journalism at its best.