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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 18, 2013

The Comic Critic Reviews Warm Bodies

 I saw the preview of Warm Bodies online long before my wife saw the trailer in the theater. I whispered to her, “Do you want to go see that with me?” Her quick answer was, “No.” Several weeks went by, and the trailer went into regular rotation on television. It was immediately after one of these commercials, a few days before the movie was to open, that my wife looked over at me and said, “Okay, I’ll go see it with you.” You might think that my wife is as huge a movie buff as I am, but you’d be wrong. I enjoy going to the movies with her a great deal, but you’re just as likely to find me alone (or with a friend) as escorting the love of my life. She’s not a big fan of horror movies or zombie movies, either. Our previous trips to the theater had been to see “Wreck-it Ralph” and “Moonlight Kingdom,” so it was a great delight to go with her to see a Zombie movie. When I started to work on my script for the strip, I was fumbling around for a solid direction. It was my wife who stated the obvious connection with Romeo and Juliet. It was so glaringly obvious that I missed it altogether.