Friday, September 22, 2006
Paul Dini and Kyle Baker team up for holiday fun with THE BAKERS MEET JINGLE BELLE.
The story is 100% Paul's, but Lillian brainstormed and sent him some anecdotes, ideas, etc. "What WOULD it be like to fly to the north pole with Jingle?" I asked her. How fun to imagine! Lillian was very concerned about all the other children not getting their Christman toys. She also thought baby Jackie would love the reindeer.
It is going to be a wonderful comic, but I kept thinking: okay, so I am the Jewish mother who inspires her kid to write Christmas gags, then blog about it on Rosh Hashonah. Oy.
p.s. As you read my posts, I want you to imagine the piles of toys and stuff on the floor in THE BAKERS. That part, unforuntely, is real.
From the Dark Horse website:
"When two multi-Eisner-award-winning storytellers bring their funniest creations together, the result is nothing less than pure comics magic. This December, get ready for the wildest winter team-up since Frosty met Rudolph as Kyle Baker's The Bakers meet Paul Dini's Jingle Belle!
As the Baker parents try to frantically finish their holiday preparations, they find themselves in dire need of a baby-sitter. Enter Jingle Belle, fresh from a Christmas Eve defection from her father, Santa, and looking for a place to hide out. Somewhat skeptical of Jingle's heritage, the Baker kids demand proof so she obliges with a whirlwind sleigh ride to the North Pole. Meantime parents Kyle and Liz are dealing with the horrors of last-minute shopping and the now-stranded Santa is mistaken for a prowler as he searches suburbia for both his daughter and his missing sleigh.
Drawn by Kyle Baker from a story by Paul Dini with gags contributed by the entire Baker family, The Bakers Meet Jingle Belle promises to be the must-have comics treat of the 2006 holiday season."