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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy y2k9 bug!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kanye West Bites Bakshi.


I didn't make this cartoon, but Hype Williams has copied my favorite Ralph Bakshi movie, "American Pop" shot-for-shot. Hilarious! If you have a copy of the Bakshi film, compare them. Great job!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Awesome Tween



In animation, the "inbetweener" is the assistant animator who does the drawings which help create the illusion of movement from one lead animator's key pose to the next pose. When stacked in order, the assistant's drawings are literally in between the lead animator's art.

My current inbetweener is a robot, and he made this funny face. In the finished film, it's onscreen for 1/30th of a second, but I discovered it while editing, and wanted to share this goofy drawing. Great job, robot! Work faster!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cartoon Network Christmas Storyboards

Here's a story board I drew for Cartoon Network's Class Of 3000 Xmas Special. It's probably showing somewhere right now! Check your local listings!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

SPECIAL FORCES 4 PREVIEW

Here's an early Holiday E-Gift to you all! Some advance artwork from Image Comics' SPECIAL FORCES #4. Everybody's pushing me to get the first story arc done while we're still in Iraq. The next stories take place in Afghanistan. These pages are out of sequence, unedited, and I haven't added the text yet, so enjoy seeing the stuff in its raw form!
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NAT TURNER makes Village Voice's Best of 2008!


"In Nat Turner (Abrams, 208 pp., $12.95), Kyle Baker focuses on a slice of history closer to home: the bloody rebellion led by the Virginia slave in 1831. Not since the heyday of Mad magazine's Jack Davis has a comic artist exaggerated the human figure with such beautiful brinksmanship. Baker's propulsive storytelling leads this recounting of the brutal uprising into a state of visual grace." - 2008's Best Comics, Clip Art, and Pedophilia, R.C. Baker, VILLAGE VOICE, Tuesday, December 16th 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

DC Comics Holiday Gift To Kyle

Every year, I get a nice gift from DC Comics, a great organization I've been associated with for decades. The gift is often very useful and practical, such as a portfolio, jacket, or clock decorated with the DC logo. This year, I received a 2GB flash drive, which I am thankful for, since a digital artist can never have too much storage! As a bonus, DC included "twelve desktop wallpapers selected from DC's superb Holiday portfolio." The first image I saw was the one presented here.

I love it when people send me my own artwork as a gift. It happens more often than you'd think. I guess everyone knows I'm my own biggest fan. The little girl in this picture is my niece, Elizabeth, which is why there's an "E" on her Xmas stocking. She's grown now. The red boots coming down the chimney belong to the Flash, which was revealed inside the Christmas card this drawing was originally done for.

Other pictures on the flash drive include pictures by Mort Drucker, Bruce Timm, Jeff Smith, and Alex Ross, so it is all pretty cool to look at. Thanks, DC! I didn't get you anything!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR THE BEST OF 2008!






 


























 
























 

















NAT TURNER makes NEW YORK's Best of 2008!

"Carefully researched and vividly drawn, Baker’s graphic adaptation of rebel slave Turner's 1831 confession is a bloody but crucial work of history."

Dan Kois at NEW YORK MAGAZINE has a great list of the BEST graphic novels of 2008! It also makes a great Christmas shopping list!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008