Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kyle Baker JUSTICE set

Two issue mini-series from 1989. Kyle Baker art. Blueline process. Baker colored it with what looks like pastels and colored pencils. Very chalky. Lots of flourishes and evidence of the master's hand. The line art was drawn on a separate layer. So it's an interesting and often beautiful combination of hard and soft lines. Almost all of the faces are drawn on the pastel layer. Meaning they look fuzzy and distant and, because it's Baker, comical and hilarious and serious all at once. I think it's one of the most inventive uses of the blueline process ever. A product of it's time, for sure. The story? Um, I think it has something to do with spies and war.