The Home of the Creative Mind

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, August 22, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It took me over an hour and looked like a rough draft of a college thesis, “Why I’m So Completely Fascinated with The Planet of the Apes Franchise.” I got so wrapped up describing my deep Ape-Man love that I totally forgot my goal was to write a movie review. There wasn’t one word about the movie. That was when I realized I needed to step away from my fanaticism to find a way to address one of its core messages without getting overly mushy. Then I remembered a conversation I had with my friend John Draper about Rise of the Planet of the Apes and wrote a much shorter review: thus, this strip.