Director Jay Bulger Shares the Most Outrageous Tales From His New Documentary, Beware of Mr. Baker

Photo: Courtesy of Joe Scarpulla and David Bell

To interview former Cream drummer Ginger Baker for a 2009 magazine piece, director Jay Bulger schlepped all the way to South Africa, where the disagreeable rock legend, 73, had lived as a recluse for a decade. Bulger returned with the inspiration for Beware of Mr. Baker, a new doc that retells Baker’s life story in talking-head interviews and archival footage, and some of his most outlandish anecdotes via striking animation by artists David Bell and Joe Scarpulla. In the slideshow, Bulger explains a few of the latter. 

*This article originally appeared in the December 3, 2012 issue of New York Magazine.

Jay Bulger on His New Doc, Beware of Mr. Baker