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Bakers: Do These Toys Belong Somewhere? [Hardcover]

Kyle Baker


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kyle Baker Pub (November 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974721433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974721439
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun from a gifted talent. July 9 2008
By The Mystic Eye Of The Hipster - Published on Amazon.com
Consists of short, humorous comic strips.

Kyle Baker's work on Plastic Man got him attention, but this collection proves that it was the man, & not the comic book character that got the laughs.

A lot of cartoonists can DRAW, but Baker can TELL A STORY...without words, if he wants to.

His sparkling sense of humor makes this collection something I treasure.

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