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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Comic Critic Reviews Seeking A Friend for the End of the World

I’m a big fan of dark comedies. In the very first minute of Seeking A Friend for the End of the World the viewer is embedded with the understanding that humanity’s last hope has been squelched and the existence of everything is coming to an end. Where this movie succeeds is in accepting what the end of everything means and laughing in its face. The everyday illusion that life will go on and on, that existence will go on and on, is just that, an illusion. The various ways we choose to confront that, from denial to acceptance, all have their foibles. And it’s hard not to laugh at that merry little dance. The movie also has a fantastic soundtrack. Sure, you might know what twenty songs you would like to take with you to a desert island. But what if you could only listen to twenty songs once more? What would those songs be?