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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 18, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno wasn’t the first disaster movie ever made, but it became an icon representing that tsunami of ‘70s disaster films. I loved how the studio used not just a couple of big names for this film, but an avalanche of them. Because the actors were so well known, audiences immediately felt empathy for them. A small part of me wonders if an audience completely unfamiliar with the actors would have the same reaction. A big part of me doesn’t care because watching The Towering Inferno is like taking a familiar roller coaster ride with an old friend.

I'm sorry that I've not posted a review in a while. I took a much needed vacation one week, and the next week I found myself in Cedar Rapids on a project. You will be happy to know that I'm well on my way to getting the next one completed. Thank you for your patience.