Thursday, May 31, 2007
Would you like to see your artwork on this blog? You can e-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use real mail. Remember to sign your name if you want us to know who made it! Thanks again, kids! This stuff makes me happy.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The Bakers: Discipline
Based on a story from the new full color deluxe hardcover book THE BAKERS: "DO THESE TOYS BELONG SOMEWHERE?" available in comic stores now and in THE KYLE BAKER GIFT SHOP" at http://www.kylebaker.com/www/kbgiftshop/giftshopHOME.html
OTHER HEROES: African American comics creators and characters exhibit has been extended until June 30, 2007.
The Jackson State University gallery extended the exhibition due to a record influx of people.
To see photos, including art from NAT TURNER CLICK HERE
For more info: eyetrauma.net
Monday, May 28, 2007
Apparently, I gave Rich too much stuff in my UVC interview, and he's still publishing the overflow weeks later! Here's Part 1. Here's part 2.
Don't sleep! Remember to cop your FREE UVC mag today!!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD "THE MALL"
Sunday, May 27, 2007
I wanted to write a simple fan letter to express my appreciation for your Nat Turner, which I think is an extraordinary work. I teach 19th century American and African American literature, as well as comics, so I was, needless to say, predisposed to love the book: indeed, I was able to share it with students (as well as my own children) this past semester when I taught antebellum American lit. I was able to put my admiration into prose in a review I wrote for an on-line critical magazine, guttergeek, and I wanted to share it with you: http://www.guttergeek.com/%23nat http://www.guttergeek.com/#nat
Yours in admiration,
Prof. Elizabeth Hewitt
Dept. of English
Ohio State University"
Well, thank YOU, Prof. Hewitt! It's great to know that my book's being used by educators! My lovely wife is a teacher and mommy, and I think teachers and mothers are the most important people in the world!
Dear reader: Why not buy your AUTOGRAPHED today from Kylebaker.com? Or...
Visit WWW.Kylebaker.com for more!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
"Kyle Baker's two-volume history of Nat Turner, an African slave who led a bloody revolt in the American south, is gripping, heart-wrenching, and glorious." MORE HERE.
After reading the review you might be surprised to find yourself compelled to obtain your own autographed copy from The Kylebaker.com Gift shop
Friday, May 25, 2007
More licensing art from the upcoming DARK KNIGHT film. Based on the Frank Miller Graphic Novel.
See my Batman stories in Bizarro World and Batman Black & White!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
A classic animated episode of The Bakers, now reformatted for video ipod and Mac Tv. THE DIET The Baker family gets health conscious! Based on a story from the new full color deluxe hardcover book THE BAKERS: "DO THESE TOYS BELONG SOMEWHERE?" available in comic stores now and in THE KYLE BAKER GIFT SHOP http://www.kylebaker.com/www/kbgiftshop/giftshopHOME.html
I got name-dropped on CBS last night. Now we can all get on with our lives. Thank you to the vigilant fans who brought the whole GHOST CHIMP M.D. epic to my attention.
Online Videos by Veoh.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Some fantastic photos at the Boiling Point Blog: East Coast Black Age of Comics, Part 1: The Glyph Awards
I'll say one thing about a Black comic convention; We're some good-looking people!
Monday, May 21, 2007
From LIBRARY JOURNAL
You can buy this LIBRARY-APPROVED book for YOUR 12+ kids in the Kyle Baker Gift Shop
This just in...NAT TURNER is LIBRARY JOURNAL Pick of the Week!
I was at the East Coast Black Age Of Comics Convention this weekend with my family and had a spectacular time!
All the best cartoonist were there, including Dwayne McDuffie, Jerry Craft, and Keith Knight.
All the award-winning books are terrific, including STAGGER LEE, which won multiple awards, so go read 'em all!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Larry's wife Becky is one of the nicest people I've ever met. When we moved to LA in 2002 she helped us with travel/moving logistics. We knew few families with small children in LA, but Becky included me and the kids in her playground playdates.
Evan Dorkin, who did cover art and illustrations for the novel, has info about tonight's NYC signing on his livejournal:
On Tuesday, May 15th, the McNally Robinson Booksellers in NYC will host an author/illustrator signing event for the book, taking place at 7:00 p.m.
You can buy the book here
A former SIMPSONS writer, Larry and Kyle have collaborated before, including an animated pilot MONKEYS
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
From bookgasm.com :
REOPENING THE ‘CRYPT’
After five decades, TALES FROM THE CRYPT – the comic, that is – is back. In June, papercutz.com is relaunching the legendary EC Comics horror anthology with two 20-page stories each bimonthly issue. PLASTIC MAN’s Kyle Baker provides the cover art for the first one; you can see preview pages here. As a fan of the original comic, the HBO series and the big-budget movies, this is good news to me.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Animated episode of The Bakers, FORMATTED FOR VIDEO IPOD. Download HEROINE Mom versus the media! Based on a story from the upcoming Graphic Novel "BABIES & KITTENS" available in comic stores now and in See more from the book here!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Benjamin Ong Pang Kean at Newsarama interviewed Kyle recently. Included is a whole lot of never-before-seen art from the next book: THE BAKERS: BABIES & KITTENS.
THE CURRENT IMAGE: KYLE BAKER ON LIFE AT IMAGE
Here's an excerpt:
NRAMA: Any plans for The Bakers to meet up/crossover with other creations/characters?
KB: I plan to do a year-long miniseries which interconnects the storylines of every cartoon character I’ve ever created, from Cowboy Wally to Nat Turner, weaving my output of the last 20 years into a single cohesive universe which will become very dark, realistic and depressing as I kill off the less popular characters I don’t use any more. I’ll also kill off one of the more popular characters for a year, then bring him or her back to life in a different costume.
NRAMA: Again, a joke?
KB: You hope.
Enjoy a classic animated episode of The Bakers: GIANT STEP. Now in Video Ipod format. Part of our ongoing archive upgrade.Baby Jackie finally learns to walk! Based on an episode from the comic "The Bakers #1" available in comic stores now. Available online from midtown comics.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
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:
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.