Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Artbooks: "Garbage Pail Kids"


Garbage Pail Kids
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts (April 1, 2012)
(available at

One of the best gifts I got in 2012 was the Garbage Pail Kids book!  When I read on Garbage Pail Kids creator John Pound's site that the book was coming out I was thrilled!  It features in super clear up close detail all the cards (series 1 to 5).


"Garbage Pail Kids—a series of collectible stickers produced by Topps in the 1980s—combined spectacular artwork and over-the-top satire. The result was an inspired collaboration between avant-garde cartoonists and humorists including Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and Jay Lynch. A new generation of fans continues to embrace this pop-culture phenomenon as Garbage Pail Kids stickers are still being published. Now, for the first time, all 206 rare and hard-to-find images from Series 1 through 5 are collected in an innovative package, along with a special set of four limited-edition, previously unreleased bonus stickers."


When I was in elementary school collecting Garbage Pail Kids cards was my supreme addiction!  If you would have told me then that I could have ALL the cards in one book in crisp clean detail I don't know if I would have put myself through so many shady school bus deals, haha!

I love this book.  It is wonderful trip down memory lane!  If you are a child of the 80's you got to check it out!  Also here is a great video going over the details of the book (though its a bit long, he goes through the details of EVERYTHING! )

images copyright Topps / Abrams ComicArts

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