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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, February 7, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews Crank

I didn’t really become a fan of Jason Statham until I saw Transporter. Up until then the only other movie I’d seen him in was Ghosts of Mars, in which he was great. So, after seeing him a second time in what I thought was a pretty decent film, I went looking for other films in which he appeared. I’ve seen nearly all of them now. And I saw him just last week in the remake of The Mechanic. So you might be wondering why I’m reviewing Crank instead The Mechanic. Not because it’s better. I’d rate both movies about the same, though I did laugh more during Crank. No, I drew this review first because the script for it popped up in my head almost instantly while I was looking over my notes at the end of the movie. I drew this strip first because I’m a lazy, lazy man. But Jason Stratham’s character in this film is not. Enjoy the ride.

Under the column: What did I do the weekend?
I was proud to be the moderator this last Saturday for the SPGA/Seattle Chapter of the Graphic Artist Guild's Graphic Novel panel. The panelists were – Hate and its precursor Neat Stuff.
Phil Foglio - Hugo Award Nominee – Buck Godot, Myth Adventures, Girl Genius.
Mike Grell – Jon Sable Freelance, The Warlord, Green Arrow.
Jason Janicki – Writer with Wayfarer’s Moon.
Leigh Kellogg – Artist with Wayfarer’s Moon.
Michael Oeming - Eisner Award Winner – Mice Templar, Quixote, and Powers.
I'm a big fan off all of these guy's work, as my bookshelf will attest. It was the first time I got to meet some of them. The audience got a lot of information from them and I hope to get some of the video footage up on the web soon.