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Sunday, May 06, 2007

THE VILLAGER Interview

Photo by Geoff Smith

Photo by Geoff Smith

Rebecca Cathcart profiles Kyle Baker in a two-page cover story in the "Art & Lifestyles" section of Manhattan's THE VILLAGER.

Photographer Geoff Smith (we had to explain to the kids that a photographer named Geoff Smith was coming over, not Jeff Smith of BONE fame) was extremely sweet and patient, and took some beautiful photos.

Here is the photo Lillian had wanted published because our kitten Rosie was in it:

Photo by Geoff Smith

From THE VILLAGER:

Family man

To create ‘The Bakers,’ a graphic novelist draws upon his life

By Rebecca Cathcart

Kyle Baker’s Chinatown office is the embodiment of his busy mind. A 30-inch computer monitor erupts from a mountain of paper strewn across his desk. Bookshelves border the room, the frayed spines of old comics and reference materials peering at the clutter below. “I know this looks like chaos,” Baker says on a recent afternoon, nearly knocking over a gigantic paper cup filled to the brim with loose change. “But it makes sense to me.” He stands at the eye of the storm, calm and steady as the church bell chiming through two open windows. His thick dreadlocks hang down the back of his orange and brown flannel shirt. He grips a can of “Rock Star” energy drink, fuel for his frequent all-nighters.

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