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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, July 13, 2009

Crest for Construx

Steve McConnell and I back in 1993 when we were introduced by Kim Eggleston, who was then working at Microsoft Press. Steve was just finishing up his book “Code Complete” and was looking for a few illustrations to go inside it. He liked what I did for that book so much that he asked me to come back and do illustrations for his next book “Rapid Development”. Around this time Steven formed his company Construx. Construx Software has become a regular client, hiring me to do all sorts of drawings for them each year. For this project Steve sent me an email with some rough concepts about what he and his crew wanted in the way of a company crest. He was very pleased with the first sketch I sent back to him, and being the absolutely great client that he is, only requested one minor color change. What a great client.