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Monday, October 22, 2007

More New Original Art for Sale

New pieces have been added to the catalogue of our new ONLINE GALLERY. Click the images for a larger view. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONLINE GALLERY and take ownership of some of this exquisite art today. The gallery also offers art from NAT TURNER, DICK TRACY, COWBOY WALLY, and more.
These large images (14" x 18") would look great framed on your wall.
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New Kyle Baker art for DC's COUNTDOWN

Kyle did a couple of pages for DC Comics' series COUNTDOWN. We don't know which issue it's for, but maybe the DC website does.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Special Forces #2!


While we eagerly await issue #1's arival in stores on Oct 31 (a Halloween TREAT!), Kyle is well into production on issue #2. Here's a peek at the new art. Am I nuts or is this stuff even better than the last one? Click the images to enlarge.

ORIGINAL COMIC ART FOR SALE

Art collectors have been asking us to do this for years, and we've finally gotten around to adding an ART GALLERY section to KyleBaker.com! you can VISIT IT HERE. In celebration of the launch, Kyle's been persuaded to offer a few of the most-requested pieces in his collection. Some of this work has long been impossible to find in the marketplace, such as the DICK TRACY art, since Kyle's the only person who's got any, and he's got ALL of it! We've also included a generous selection of late-1980s and early 1990s work, which many collectors insist is when Kyle's art was at its best, full of the detailed pen work which he abandoned when he moved to digital art production in the late '90s. Recently, Kyle has returned to traditional production methods and a more realistic art style, with SPECIAL FORCES and NAT TURNER. Compare the intricate TURNER art below to the published book, and you'll see detail not evident on the printed page, along with a level of draftsmanship and realism unprecedented in his long career. Click on the images to see high-resolution scans.

NAT TURNER: Middle Passage FRAMED ART
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Date: 2005 Size: 8.5"x11" Media: Pencils on paper
From the NAT TURNER comic book. Shipped framed to protect the delicate pencil art. Price $800 US BUY IT HERE

NAT TURNER: Will and Child FRAMED
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Size: 9"x12" Media: Pencils on paper From the NAT TURNER comic book. Shipped framed to protect the delicate pencil art. Price $500 US BUY IT HERE

NAT TURNER: Bedroom FRAMEDClick image to enlarge
Date: 2005 Size: 8.5"x11" Media: Pencils on paper
From the NAT TURNER comic book. Shipped framed to protect the delicate pencil art. Price $500 US BUY IT HERE

NAT TURNER: Razor FRAMEDclick image to enlarge
Date: 2005 Size: 9"x12" Media: Pencils on vellum From the NAT TURNER comic book. Shipped framed to protect the delicate pencil art. Price $450 US BUY IT HERE

ZOMBIE COMIC COVER Click image to enlarge
Date: 1992 Size: 23"x18" Media: Oil paint on Bristol board
Cover for DC Comic FAST FORWARD issue #2. A beautiful large full-color image, would look great on a wall. Extremely rare example of Baker's oil work.
Price: $2000 US BUY IT HERE

Dick Tracy Movie Comic Book Page 23Click Image To Enlarge
Size: 18"x12" Media: Marker on Bristol Board
From the DICK TRACY Movie Comic published in 1990. BUY IT HERE

Dick Tracy Movie Comic Book Page 37Click Image To Enlarge Size: 18"x12" Media: Marker on Bristol Board
From the DICK TRACY Movie Comic published in 1990. BUY IT HERE

LOBO Comic Book Pin-UpClick Image To Enlarge
Date: 1995 Size: 11"x17" Media: India Ink on Bristol Board.
Pin-up art done for a LOBO GALLERY comic published by DC Comics. BUY IT HERE

MAXX trading cardClick image to enlarge
Size: 11"x17" Media: India ink on Bristol Board
Art for a trading card set of Sam Kieth's MAXX. The character is best known from the MTV animated series. SOLD

COWBOY WALLY Comic Strip: EVIL ZOMBIEClick image to enlarge
Date: 1989 Size: 15"x12" Media: India ink on Bristol board.
This comic strip was part of a series of one-pagers which were created for magazine use. It appeared in ARK and REFLEX magazines. This piece showcases the finely detailed which Baker was best known for in the 1980's. Examples of this technique are highly sought after and prized by collectors. BUY IT HERE

Cowboy Wally Limited Edition Silkscreen Print: SUMMERClick Image To Enlarge
Size: 9"x11.5" Date:1988
An extremely rare and unusual item, these prints were part of a "COWBOY WALLY'S FOUR SEASONS" calendar given as a Christmas gift to Kyle's friends in 1988. Only twenty prints of each image were made. BUY IT HERE

Cowboy Wally Limited Edition Silkscreen Print: WINTERClick Image To Enlarge
Size: 8.25"x12" Date:1988
An extremely rare and unusual item, these prints were part of a "COWBOY WALLY'S FOUR SEASONS" calendar given as a Christmas gift to Kyle's friends in 1988. Only twenty prints of each image were made. BUY IT HERE

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cartooning Workshop For Kids with Kyle Baker October 25

From the Queens Library website

Thursday, October 25 @ 4:30 PM
Kew Gardens Hills Library
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing

Kyle Baker, a cartoonist who has worked for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics, recently published a "Goosebumps" graphic novel. He'll be teaching children to draw their own cartoons and telling funny stories about the characters in the pictures.

Kyle Baker Headlines Academic Conference at Library of Congress

From The Comics Reporter

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE DISCUSSES INTERNATIONAL CARTOONS, CONTROVERSIES

Malaysian Artist Lat, American Kyle Baker Headline Conference

EVENT: Twelfth Annual International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF)
WHEN: Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20, 2007

WHERE: Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress

COST: Free and open to the public

BACKGROUND: The International Comic Arts Forum, an annual conference devoted to the study of comics, returns to the Library of Congress this October for a three-day event of panels, keynote speeches, artist talks, and exhibitions showcasing work by comic artists and scholars from around the world.

SPECIAL GUESTS: ICAF is proud to present the legendary Malaysian cartoonist Lat (Mohammed Nor Khalid), whose acclaimed graphic novels Kampung Boy and Town Boy have recently been published in English by First Second Books. Lat will speak from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Original drawings by Lat will be on display in the Asian Division Reading room from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18.

Harvey and Eisner Award-winning comics artist and animator Kyle Baker, creator of Nat Turner and The Bakers and illustrator of Birth of a Nation (written by Aaron Magruder and Reginald Hudlin) and Truth (written by Robert Morales) will speak at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20.

Noted comics scholar Ian Gordon of the National University of Singapore, author of Comic Strips and Consumer Culture, 1890-1945, will deliver a talk about the history of Superman at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday.

ICAF will also feature eighteen academic presentations by comic art scholars from around the world.

SPECIAL EVENT: ICAF is proud to present a roundtable discussion examining the publication of the Danish Mohammed cartoons and other cartoon controversies around the world. The roundtable will feature cartoonists Lat and Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher (of The Economist), and Robert Russell of Cartoonists Rights Network International. The roundtable takes place at the George Washington University’s Gelman Library at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19.

SPONSORS: ICAF is pleased to work in collaboration with the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division and the Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, and with the support of the Embassy of Malaysia. Other sponsors include the Gelman Library, Andrews McMeel Universal, and Jean Schulz and the Charles Schulz Museum.

INFORMATION: For more information, including schedules and sponsors, please visit our website, http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org/icaf, or contact Marc Singer.

Liz's post on The Beat

Heidi sure knows how to get people all worked up, but she is no puppy-killer

Here are Liz's comments:

Ask yourself: Which of these books (remember: graphic novels are books) will people still be reading 100 or 500 years from now? Look at history: Shakespeare, Twain, Dickens. Their books were not only masterpieces, they were entertaining.

Also: does it not matter that the comic book creator can draw? I am amazed that these “Best” lists consistently include mediocre artists telling uninteresting stories.

They should get ME to edit a “BEST OF” book! Ha! There you go! Problem solved. Title: THE TRULY BEST AMERICAN COMICS EDITED BY A MOTHER WITH FOUR CHILDREN UNDER AGE NINE.

Forget “Calgon take me away”…if I am going to read a graphic novel or comic, not only do the pictures have to be nice to look at, but it better make me laugh or profoundly move me in some way. Otherwise, as my children say: “BOOOOOOOOOORRRINNNGGG!”

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

THE BAKERS: BABIES & KITTENS is Finished!

Wow! I finished TWO books this month! The New BAKERS color hardcover BABIES AND KITTENS is finally completed and sent to the publisher, Image Comics!
I thought you might enjoy a literal behind-the-scenes look at the new family epic. Here's some of the incredibly detailed backgrounds that went into this ALL-NEW book-length adventure. Have you ever seen background art like this in a COMIC BOOK?
I'll post some pages from the book in a few days. Enjoy!