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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.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Comic Critic's First Commercial

When I first started to sell my book I noticed something. I made more sales when I showed the book to someone than when I described the book to someone. That's when I decided I wanted a tool that would allow the viewer experience what holding the book would be like, without actually holding the book. The solution was this wonderful commercial.

I met my friends Adam J. Manley, widely known on YouTube as Adam the Alien, and Joe Izenman about two years ago while participating in Tacoma's Frost Park Chalk Challenge. I've been a big fan of Adam's videos and Joe's music ever since. So when I came up with the idea for this commercial all I did was write a loose script, draw a quick storyboard, and then handed it over to these guys to do with it whatever they wanted. I think the results are fantastic.