Night Game by Syd Baker

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That’s me and my cat back in 1990, enjoying a night game and cheering on the home team; and proof that even the night monsters enjoy a little baseball from time to time…


baseball, cartoon, cat, ink, monster, sport, watercolor


  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormover 5 years ago

    Once again outstanding efford friend! The fans stand and shout “Wicked Creation!” Excellent all round Syd!!!…)o(

  • Thanks DS, these last 3 were the most worthy of the old art, and include the Ultimate Kitty, who was never replaced. (a whole different story!)

    – Syd Baker

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 5 years ago

    damn Syd! if you are not a pro cartoonist, you damn well should be!

  • Thanks you my friend, the bite in the butt is that I’ve worked for Hallmark over 18 years, and in all that time, they don’t “get” these, not interested. Doh! So, still on the side, at least they don’t get cute-sified and watered down, that’s a big plus!!

    – Syd Baker

  • JenLand
    JenLandover 5 years ago

    Yes Syd! Be glad that the corporate giant doesn’t get them – so true!! They would be completely changed…….. And they should never be!!! Love your cartoons pal!!

  • Hey Jen, sorry I missed this comment a few days, you’re absolutely right, there used to be this weekly meeting where you’d go in with your work and face a row of art directors, we called the Dreaded Committee, like some commie tribunal, knees shaking, insane wielding of power to show worth by insecure weaklings, argue over infinitesimal trivialities, contradict and stop all progress… good thing the world has changed, eh? Thank you, my good friend!!

    – Syd Baker

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 5 years ago

    prob a good thing that they don’t…a good sign…tell me you are not the ‘schmarm’ man for them…say it ain’t so, Syd!…heheheh

  • My job is a toy maker, concept designer of critters and characters, and I have to figure out how to make them move, or sing, talk, right now working on a cat and rabbit riding double on a Vespa that scoots across the floor, no schmarm, unless that’s some new type of stuffing…

    – Syd Baker

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago

    wonder if those monsters have considered putting together a team? fantastic as always Syd!

  • They’ve ALWAYS been a team…Mwa-ah-ah!!! (and thanks!!!)

    – Syd Baker

  • retepk
    retepkover 5 years ago

    Magnificent stuff mate. Another side to your artistic ability.

  • Thanks Peter, old stuff when I found that only photo of me from the days of Yore!

    – Syd Baker

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    GREAT cartoon! Love all the detail! very well done!

  • Thanks, this is how I used to express myself ’bout 19 years ago, before the computer came home!

    – Syd Baker

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    Your cartooning skills blow my socks off.. your humor always has.

  • I used to wish Hallmark would take notice, now I’m glad they leave my good stuff alone, or they’d mushy it up for sure!! And these aren’t even the weird ones!!

    – Syd Baker

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 5 years ago

    Fantastic creation Syd!! Love the monster in the middle right to upper right window!! :)

  • Thank you my friend, you see the cat sees them, but every time i turn around they duck out of sight — happens every time, they’re very good at it!

    – Syd Baker

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 5 years ago

    did I ever tell you I saw the 1957 world series Braves vs Yankees? I was quite young then (grin) … ah the good ol’ days (grin) … was a big fan back then (smile) …

    love this work of yours … you don’t need hallmark for these you’ve got RB (big big smile)

  • I stopped wanting Hallmark to notice these when an art director friend of mine told me “you realize they’d change it all around, and then have someone else draw it, don’t you, and they wouldn’t pay you either…” Hah!

    This was when I used to stay up late and get up late, during the “bad old days” of freelancing… Now I watch football and drive an suv and own a house, and still wonder why my hair is migrating like the wildebeest..

    – Syd Baker

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