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Thursday, September 13, 2012

King David Animation Tests


The KING DAVID film has been in the works since last year. Because so much of the story takes place outdoors, I realized that the hair and robes would be in constant motion. I decided to work out those tech issues first on something less ambitious, so I did TNH first. Having figured out the cloth and hair simulations, I'm ready to get back to this. I recently moved to LA from New York, and am talking to animators and directors now. Gotta finish up a couple other jobs first, but things are looking good. More soon.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Behind The Scenes: The Making Of Kyle Baker's "TNH"

Here are some Preliminary character sketches from my nifty new animated cartoon TNH.








The one below was drawn in my sketchbook at the Trinidad Animation Festival, when I was trying to explain  to Bill Plympton what I had in mind.

These were the original 3d models I did a couple of years ago, before I decided to redesign them.

 Below are some finished stills from the new video.



You can see the COMPLETE video HERE http://thebakersanimationcartoons.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-kyle-baker-animated-short-tnh-is.html ENJOY!

Friday, August 10, 2012

NEW KYLE BAKER ANIMATED SHORT! TNH IS COMPLETE!


At long last, my most ambitious short film to date is FINALLY complete, and I love it. This monster took forever, because (A) I had other jobs,  and (B) I'm a perfectionist, and wouldn't let it go until I was satisfied. Some of you have already seen the first 2 minutes online, but the remaining 6 are brand new. (I also remixed the sound.) This is my longest film yet. It was originally supposed to be serialized, but I couldn't figure out where to put the chapter breaks. There will be more TNH films in the future, but I'm assuming I'll have a bigger budget and staff, so they'll go faster. Just wanted to get one in the can before trying to get a studio or network to pay for this. My ideas are often really weird and hard to explain. If I tried to explain this show in a meeting, nobody would be able to envision what I had in mind.

Special thanks go to MindyIndy Steffen for animation, and Norwood Fisher of Trulio Disgracias for music!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

SMASH MANNIX VERSUS THE MOB

SMASH MANNIX VERSUS THE MOB is my contribution to David Lloyd's new ACES WEEKLY digital comic, due out in a few months! It's the story of Detective "Hottie" McDaniel's quest to find out who's wiping out mobsters in unusual ways. It's a mystery, so I don't wanna tell you too much more yet!












 
 





CIRCUIT BREAKER


CIRCUIT BREAKER is a new comic I've been working on. It's written by Kevin McCarthy and will be published by Image Comics later this year. The first two issues are drawn, and I'm starting on number 3 now.

When Kevin sent me his story about a little girl robot in futuristic Tokyo, I thought it would be funny to draw it in the style of my favorite Japanese cartoonist, Osamu Tezuka!

I'm especially glad to get a chance to do some Chibis!

We've also been throwing in tons of references to our favorite Japanese manga and anime. How many can you spot?
Mindy Steffen helped with the colors and lettering. We're all big anime fans, and I hope it shows. This book's been a real blast to do.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Green Lanterns

Found these on my hard drive. A couple of years old. For licensing, I think.













Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Resources
Blender
Makehuman
Google Sketchup Warehouse
fbxconverterUI
Unity 3d

Monday, February 06, 2012

LIMITATION ELIMINATION



I OFFER YOU SALUTATIONS
AND SOME WORDS OF INSPIRATION
THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS
HAS REACHED OVERSATURATION
DUE TO YOUR PROVOCATION
I HAVE CANCELLED MY VACATION
TO UNSHEATHE THIS PROCLAMATION
WITH NO FURTHER HESITATION
LET'S COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION
COME AND JOIN OUR NEW CREATION
COMMUNICATION
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On Friday, February 10th, all who feel compelled to join the Defenestration Army,
AKA THE GREATEST CARTOONISTS OF ALL TIME,
will kindly assemble, converge and congregate at
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BRING A COMPUTER

I WILL PROVIDE A DEMONSTRATION
TO COMMENCE THE EDUCATION
OF OUR ASSEMBLED CONGREGATION
WHO WILL JOIN IN PERPETRATION
OF OUR FUNKED UP OCCUPATION
WE AWAIT NO LEGISLATION
THERE'LL BE NO DISCRIMINATION
BASED ON YOUR ORIENTATION
(Though some might hide from Immigration)
HOP ON WHILE WE LEAVE THE STATION
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YES, THERE WILL BE COMPENSATION
TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION
WELCOME TO THE SUPERSTATION
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Here's the video that started the ruckus.

THESE ARE YOUR WEAPONS!
Blender
Makehuman
Google Sketchup Warehouse
fbxconverterUI
Unity 3d

DEFENESTRATION INVITATION