TheBakersDoTheseToysBelongSomewhere

The Bakers: Do These Toys Belong Somewhere?

Price: $18.95
Publisher: Kyle Baker Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Baker, the outrageously talented Eisner- and Harvey Award– winning artist behind such diverse projects as King David, Plastic Man and cult classic Why I Hate Saturn, has turned his attentions to more personal matters with this full-color collection of cartoon vignettes about family life. The family in question, based on Baker's own, consists of three irrepressible children and the harried couple who are their parents. In this world of alternately angelic and screaming kids, no detail of domestic life is too petty for good-natured skewering. Feeding techniques, getting kids dressed, and secret tips for frustrating parents all make an appearance. No surprise that Daddy Baker, who comes complete with dreadlocks and credit card, is frequently depicted with a smile bordering on a grimace. The tumult and confusion of this world is implied rather than spelled out. The brief comics are virtually text-free, with exaggeratedly cartoonish yet expressive artwork doing double duty as both explication and illustration. The physical comedy of the family's silent movie exploits gives the cartoons a soothingly retro feel that echoes the antic humor found in Mad magazine. This combination of Baker's inventive visual gags and chuckling familiarity makes the project endlessly appealing. (Jan.)
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KYLE BAKER is one of the geniuses of the comic book industry. He’s an artist, a writer, an animator…but most of all, a great storyteller and innovator.

His subject matter ranges from comically hilarious to deadly serious. I’ve been lucky enough to work with him on several occasions, and his contributions always elevate whatever it is I’m working on.

Here is his work.


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