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Baker, Kyle

Overview
Works: 122 works in 205 publications in 2 languages and 5,624 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction, English 
Roles: Illustrator, Draftsman, dkf, Creator
Classifications: PQ2635.O7, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kyle Baker
Birth of a nation : a comic novel by Aaron McGruder ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This scathingly hilarious political satire-produced from a collaboration of three of our funniest humorists-answers the burning question: Would anyone care if East St. Louis seceded from the Union? East St. Louis, Illinois ("the inner city without an outer city"), is an impoverished town, so poor that Fred Fredericks, its idealistic mayor, starts off Election Day by collecting the city's trash in his own minivan. But the mayor believes in the power of democracy and rallies his fellow citizens to the polls for the presidential election, only to find hundreds of them turned away for trumped-up reasons. Even sweet old Miss Jackson-not to mention the mayor himself-is denied the vote because her name turns up on a bogus list of felons. The national election hinges on Illinois's electoral votes and, as a result of the mass disenfranchisement of East St. Louis, a radical right-wing junta led by a dim-witted Texas governor seizes the Oval Office. Prodded by shady black billionaire and old friend John Roberts, Fredericks devises a radical plan of protest: East St. Louis will secede from the Union. Roberts opens an "offshore" bank (albeit in the heart of the U.S.) to finance the newly liberated country, and suddenly East St. Louis becomes the Switzerland of the American heartland, flush with money. It also begins to attract a motley circus of idealistic young militants, OPEC-funded hitmen, CIA operatives, tabloid reporters, and AWOL black servicemen eager to protect and serve the new nation. Problems set in almost immediately: Controversies rage over the name and national anthem of the new country (they decide on the Republic of Blackland with an anthem sung to the tune of the theme from Good Times), and local thug Roscoe becomes a warlord and turns his gang into a paramilitary force. When the U.S. military begins to move in, Fredericks is forced to decide whether his protest is worth taking all the way. Birth of a Nation starts with a scenario drawn from the botched election of 2000 and spins it into a brilliantly absurd work of sharply pointed satire. Along the way the authors lay into a host of hot social and cultural issues-skewering white supremacists, black nationalists, and everyone in between-drawing real blood and real laughs in equal measure in this riotous send-up of American politics
Nat Turner by Kyle Baker ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In graphic novel format, depicts the life and times of the self-educated African American preacher who led a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831, believing that God wanted him to free the slaves
Plastic Man by Kyle Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comics' most pliable hero takes the spotlight in this offbeat book by critically acclaimed creator Kyle Baker. Watch as Plas, with the help of sidekick Woozy Winks, gets into all sorts of trouble, as his not-so-innocent past as "Eel" O'Brian comes back to haunt him. Our hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and now he's on the lam! Featuring a new "plastic" cover!
Plastic Man by Kyle Baker ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criminal-turned-hero Plastic Man, formerly known as "Eel" O'Brian, sucks the life out of a vampire, messes with Homeland Security, battles a menacing mouse, captures the most of evil books of all time and travels through time with John Wilkes Booth
How to draw stupid and other essentials of cartooning by Kyle Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains illustrated, step-by-step instructions for drawing comical cartoons, and describes how to use exaggerated imagery, use sequences of images to convey motion and suspense, simplifying characters, and more
The annotated Alice : Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a graphic-novel adaptation of the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice journeys through a mirror to a strange and wonderful world where curious adventures await her
The Simpsons treehouse of horror : from beyond the grave by Matt Groening ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of cartoons in which the Simpsons and their friends deal with a mutated, three-eyed fish monster, evil fairies, Halloween shenanigans, and other humorous horrors
Why I hate Saturn by Kyle Baker ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cranky columnist Anne Merkel is only happy when she's complaining-- about her editors, about being single in New York City, about running out of Scotch. But when her long-lost sister shows up claiming to be Queen of the Leather Astro-Girls of Saturn, Anne's going to wish she'd never complained about anything-- "--P. [4] of cover
The fifth Beatle : the Brian Epstein story by Vivek J Tiwary ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1961, twenty-seven-year-old Brian Epstein walked into a dank Liverpool basement to see an unknown rock band perform--and our world was forever changed. The Fifth Beatle is Epstein's untold true story: the tale of a genuine visionary who discovered, managed, and guided the Beatles to unprecedented international stardom, rewriting the rules of the pop music business in the process. But Brian Epstein was also the ultimate outsider, constantly searching for a place where he might belong. He helped spread the Beatles' message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, consumed by staggering ambition and the endless, seemingly insurmountable struggles that came with it"--P. [4] of cover
House of mystery by Matthew Sturges ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five people are trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to figure out how and why they're imprisoned there. Each has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers
Essential ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The X-Men go through many changes beginning with the trial of Magneto. Then, Rachel Summers becomes Phoenix, Lady Deathstrike becomes a cyborg, Moonstar turns into a Valkyrie, and much more. Guest-stars the original X-Factor, Power-Pack, and Thor
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A graphic novel adaptation of the seventeenth-century drama in which swashbuckling and eloquent Cyrano de Bergerac, a man with a truly prodigious nose, is secretly in love with his cousin Roxanne, but believes he is too ugly to ever win her affection
You are here by Kyle Baker ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King David by Kyle Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the story of King David from his defeat of the giant Goliath when he was a child to his covetous desire for the beautiful Bathsheba
Nat Turner by Kyle Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Nat Turner's rebellion in graphic novel format
The Cowboy Wally show by Kyle Baker ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete K chronicles by Keith Knight ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" . . . Rapper/cartoonist Knight's ink-heavy strip is big on sight gags, inventive panel layouts and exaggerated gestures--and this omnibus volume shows a revealing arc in the strip's tone. The first part of the book, which begins in the early 1990s, sees Knight riffing on food, family, music and the life of a comic book artist in a scratchy, expressive style. As the strips progress and move into the 21st century, real-world events start to intrude, and the topic veers toward the political more often than not."--Publisher's Weekly
The amazing Spider-Man : life in the Mad Dog Ward by Ann Nocenti ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What's the matter with Mommy?" A chance encounter with two traumatized children leaves Peter Parker haunted by that same question. But his search for an answer finds him trapped in the Mad Dog Ward, an asylum for killers, psychopaths--and people who think they're super heroes! As the drugs kick in, Peter's grasp on reality dissolves and his memories of Spider-Man fade. Can he piece his double identity back together, discover the horrible truth behind the Mad Dog Ward and reunite a mother with her family? And if he can, will he only succeed in unleashing a deluded and dangerous new super hero on an unsuspecting world? -- Cover, page 4
Truth : red, white & black by Robert Morales ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bakers : "do these toys belong somewhere?" by Kyle Baker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of comic strips on the humor to be found in raising babies and toddlers, depicts a cartoonist and his family - the Baker family
 
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Languages
English (68)
Spanish (5)
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