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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Return of Stickman #something-something

Sometimes I draw a buffer of strips so that I can take the morning off to do other things like go to the dentist and stuff. But then inspiration hits and I get a slew of ideas. Sometimes this slew of ideas follows a them and it only makes sense to put them all together in a week. This strip was in the hopper, but was delayed a week while I fixated on storage units. The is the real #1431, not #1435. But I don't think anybody cares. I don't even know why I'm typing this. Oh! Wait! Now I remember. I'm always curious to see how well one of my postings does when it has naughty words like porn and strippers in the labels.

 I'm also prepping for The Tacoma Zombpocalypse. Please invite your friends to it on Facebook via this event posting. Several of my friends are behind this show and I want it to be a success for them so that it will come back again next year. Tacoma needs more fun conventions like this. I'm not the only person excited about this show.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Comic Critic Reviews: The Dam Busters

Back in 1955, The Dam Busters was the biggest movie in Britain. One of my fans reminded me about this film when I asked you for Blockbusters. I’d forgotten nearly all of the details, so I watched it again. The importance of this film, and the book that inspired it, was the accuracy of the facts reported. Some of them were withheld for national security reasons, but the book got nearly all of them right. What few historical flubs there were in the movie (such as a plane crashing on the wrong side of the river) were criticized. You won’t see it played very often on television anymore because of the dog’s name, which is repeated at surprising frequency. You might think that they would just change the name of the dog. But that wouldn’t be the British thing to do. I wonder how it will be dealt with if there’s a remake.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Return of Stickmna #1433

I think you might have guessed the theme behind this week's strips. But tomorrow's strip might surprise you. I'm getting my stuff all prepped for the Jet City Comic Show this coming Saturday in Seattle. You will be able to find me at table AA06.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Return of Stickman #1432

Shiver me timbers! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day! I totally forgot until my brother Randy reminded me. Sigh. Half the day gone with a chance to talk like a pirate. Arg.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Return of Stickman #1429

Here is the news story that inspired this strip. September and October of 2012 will find me attending several comic book shows. This might interfere with your regular delivery of The Comic Critic, so please bear with me. A few of my fans have noticed a change. Over the last several months, I’ve forgone reviewing my normal eclectic selection of movies to reviewing only highly rated movies, some of the movies I absolutely want to include in my next book, “The Comic Critic Presents Blockbusters and Wannabes.” Now I’m asking for your help. I want to know what your favorite blockbusters are. Please send in your suggestions. Feel free to suggest movie titles that are not in my archives.