Being an artist is not an easy job, especially if you are just starting out in the industry and trying to make a name for yourself. Kyle Baker is a man in the know, being an artist himself and he has spoken about the career of an artist, comparing it to that of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp.
Baker explained, "Artists go through phases. At the beginning of our creative career, we need public approval. We need to get that first job, a foot in the door, a career launch. Popularity is a priority. Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” films were a celebration of the working-class people who bought movie tickets."
He added, "The films were designed to entertain an audience that was struggling with economic collapse and in desperate need of reassurance and laughter. Chaplin’s Tramp was a poor working stiff at the mercy of evil bankers, landlords, and supervisors. He always outsmarted the villains and triumphed, which warmed the hearts of the downtrodden audiences facing similar struggles in real life."
Kyle Baker also went on to say that there is a regular pattern, where the artist achieves success with their early work but then they are vilified by the public for their latter work. However, Kyle says that he tends to prefer the stuff that the public criticise and, after all, he is a man in the know.