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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, May 23, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews Thor and a snippet from the Spokane Comicon

I can understand why the filmakers wanted to make Thor’s storyline as simple as possible. To introduce Nordic-myth-based characters is difficult if it’s not as trim and clean as possible. To serve up action, comedy, and romance, with just the right amount of sap poured over it is hard. I do think a lot of attention was paid to the details, but something was missing. My wife teased me—it was the lack of cleavage. Sure, Thor’s six-pack is all over the place, but there’s more rackage in When Harry Met Sally. My wife agrees with my rating, but has her own reasons. Like she said, “Hey, it’s in 3D!”

My good friend Joe Manfredini helped me man my table at the Spokane Comicon. This was my first time at this convention and I'm looking forward to coming back next year. A fire alarm went off during the event. The organizers quickly had everyone exit the building, and within minutes the fire department gave an all-clear. I had a chance to shoot a video while we were all outside.