BARREN AARON'S

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS WORLD



UPDATED : MARCH 2014
(WWW.GPKWORLD.COM)



2014 SERIES 1 PAGE -- LINK BELOW

GPK MINIKINS 2 & GPK CHROME OS2 SETS -- COMING SOON





GARBAGE PAIL KIDS

Garbage Pail Kids were created by the Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. in 1985 by Mark Newgarden and Art Spiegelman, both were art directors and editors for the series, who came up with the concept art (with several hundred concept sketches done by John Pound) and named the characters for the 16 series of GPK. Later, the naming panel also included Len Brown and Stan Hart, with suggestions by the artists, writers and even last minute name changes by Arthur Shorin, the then Pres. of Topps. Artists such as John Pound (acrylic and airbrush) and Tom Bunk (gouache and airbrush), both who completed around 90% of the finished art, were commissioned to create the final art for the card fronts, later joined with James Warhola (oils), David Burke, Bennett, Chet Darnstaedter (Xno), Mae Jeon and Bill Wray (one artwork front). Card backs were drawn by Tom Bunk, Jay Lynch, Howard Cruse, and Richard McGuire who animated the "Flick It" section of the later series. The writing on several different GPK series card backs were from older Topps sets rendered and written by Mark Newgarden, later writers also included Art Spiegelman, Jay Lynch, and John Mariano. Other individuals who assisted by penciling, inking, coloring, or doing lettering were Carole Sobocinski, Grass Green, and Javi Soler. Still others contributed ideas and sketches and such as Len Brown, Frank Santopadre (writer), Stephen Kroninger, Bob Sikoryak, and Paul Karasik. These terribly gifted collaborators made Garbage Pail Kids the most hyped and talked about craze in non-sport card history.

In the late summer of 2003, Topps took advantage of the increasingly nostalgic craze for 1980's games and toys and released seven all-new GPK sets over the next several years through 2011, plus three Flashback sets with orginal GPK artwork content (including 'lost' and 'all-new' material), and a rejuvinated brand-new GPK sets through 2013 with a nostaglic GPK feel, two chrome technoloy releases, and new year-ly sets started in 2014. Art directed originally by John Williams (who became the supervising editor), then by Jeff Zapata (series senior editor, concept artist and writer, sketch card artist), and later by Colin Walton (editor, concept artist and writer, motion card animator, sketch card artist), the new GPK craze is comprised of veteran GPK artists' John Pound, Tom Bunk, James Warhola, Frank Santopadre, and Jay Lynch (who supplied concept and card back artwork - along with Scott Shaw). The sets also includes newcomer GPK artists David Gross, Luis Diaz, Strephon Taylor, John Czop, Pat Glover, Sean Glover, Chris Hebel, Keith Webb, Aron Laikin, Sean Greathead, John Cebollero, Claude St. Aubin, Mark Sparacio, George Wright, Justin Green, Don Perlin, Layron DeJarnette, Brent Engstrom, John Zeleznik, Fred Harper, Jason Edmiston, Mark Pingitore, Fred Wheaton, Neil Camera, Joe Simko, (the first female freelance GPK artist) Junghwa Im, Pat Barrett, Steve Potter; including concept art by Mark MacAulay, and concept art from various artists listed above and by collectors.

Besides the 27 U.S. Garbage Pail Kids series below (one unpublished), further down you will find the GPK~World category which contains various international sets released in other countries - that reflects mainly my own collection or examples of the sets and a GPK~Land category containing other U.S. sets such as the Giant Stickers, Magnet set, Posters set, interviews, articles, wrapper and box charts, and other unique items. In each series section you will find: a Series Introduction explaining the release, a Product Overview outlining the packaging and promotional materials, an Artwork Images section displaying the original final artwork, a Fun Facts & Tid-Bits area which states interesting information about the set, a GPK 101 : Annotated Names section which in depthly explains the name given to the character, a GPK History Section containing information before the set was released, and a Comprehensive Checklist that lists all the cards associated with the set including variations, errors, etc.
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ORIGINAL SERIES
1985 - 1988




ALL-NEW SERIES
2003 - 2007






FLASHBACK
2010 - 2011




BRAND-NEW SERIES
2012 - 2013




CHROME SERIES
2013 - 2014




YEARLY SERIES
2014




TOM BUNK : ARTWORK 4-SALE
FINAL ARTWORK : COLOR ROUGHS : PENCIL ARTWORK



COMMISSIONED ARTWORK : GARBAGE PAIL KIDS : GROSS BEARS
TRASH CAN TROLLS : WACKY PACKAGES





I Like Your GPK Site very Much. Nice and VERY Comprehensive. Keep up the GREAT Work! ~ JOHN POUND

An Incredible Amount of Information, It's GREAT! ~ TOMAS BUNK

GREAT Webpages! ~ JAY LYNCH

Nice to Know Someone is Still OBSESSED! ~ MARK NEWGARDEN

Your Site is Comprehensive and Exhaustive, GREAT Work! ~ FRANK SANTOPADRE

What An INVALUABLE Resource Your Site Has Been! Where Would We Be Without You?! ~ NEIL CAMERA

A High-Spirited, FUN Site! ~ HOWARD CRUSE




WEBSITE INDEX






FIND YOUR GPK NAME

             
(FOR THE U.S. GPK CHARACTERS)
OS1 - OS16, ANS1 - ANS7, FB1 - FB3, BNS1 - BNS3, BNSM, Chrome, 2014S1 + Other Releases
(Chase Cards Only Covered Up Through Chrome OS1)




THE GPK TIMELINE

1985 - 2014




LINKS SECTION




THE GPK~LAND SECTION
(VARIOUS U.S. RELEASES)


GPK ABRAMS 2012 BOOK & 2013 CALENDAR (OS1-OS5)
GPK 2012 MAGNET SET
GPK GIANT 1ST SERIES KIDS SET
GPK GIANT STICKERS POSTCARD SET
GPK
POSTERS
SET
GPK 2005-2006 INTERVIEWS
(TOM BUNK : LUIS DIAZ : DAVE GROSS : JAY LYNCH : JEFF ZAPATA)
GPK 2007-2008 INTERVIEWS : PT 1
(JOHN POUND : BRENT ENGSTROM : FRED HARPER)
GPK 2007-2008 INTERVIEWS : PT 2
(FRED WHEATON : LAYRON DEJARNETTE : MARK PINGITORE)
GPK STICK-ONS RELEASE
GARBAGE PAIL ADULTS : MAD MAGAZINE
BARREN AARON PENCIL, COLOR ROUGH, & FINAL ART
GPK PARODY CARDS
CHEAP TOY
CHARACTERS
COMPLETE U.S. GPK WRAPPER & BOX CHART
GPK ARTICLES




THE GPK~WORLD SECTION
(INTERNATIONAL RELEASES)



ARGENTINA
: BASURITAS
ARGENTINA: LOS ASQUEROSITOS (ANS1)

AUSTRALIA: THE GARBAGE GANG
BRAZIL: GANG DO LIXO
(EXAMPLE)
BRAZIL: GANG DO LIXO (ANS1)
CANADA: GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
CHILE: BASURITAS
FINLAND: GPK/"KAATIKSEN KAKARAT" (ANS1)
FRANCE: LES CRADOS
FRANCE/BELGIUM/JORDAN: GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
(EXAMPLE)
GERMANY: DIE TOTAL KAPUTTEN KIDS
GERMANY: EKEL-KIDS (ANS1)
GERMANY/DENMARK: GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (TEST SET)
ISRAEL: HAVURAT HA'ZEVEL (EXAMPLE)
ITALY: KAKKONES (ANS1 +ANS2)
ITALY
: SGORBIONS
JAPAN: BUKIMIKUN (EXAMPLE)
NETHERLANDS/HOLLAND
: GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (EXAMPLE)
NEW ZEALAND: THE GARBAGE GANG
PERU: LA PANDILLA BASURA (EXAMPLE)
RUSSIA: RUSSIAN GPK (ANS1)
SPAIN: LA PANDILLA BASURA (EXAMPLE)
SWEDEN: GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (ANS1)
THE U.K.:  GARBAGE PAIL KIDS / THE GARBAGE GANG
(IRELAND; ENGLAND; SCOTLAND; SCANDINAVIA; HOLLAND; "MINI", ETC.)






PARODY PAGES

                These pages cover other parody and humor card sets that evolved before and after the ever famous Garbage Pail Kids card collection.  Such parody sets as the Gross Bears and Trash Can Trolls from the Topps company, including the Bathroom Buddies dark humor set that takes on the same set layout as the GPK.  Plus, Comic Images humor card set , the Meanie Babies.











CONTACT

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
(INCLUDE GPK IN 'SUBJECT' LINE)

 BARRENAARON@GMAIL.COM


TOM BUNK

Garbage Pail Kids, The Garbage Gang, Die Total Kaputten Kids,  Sgor(blo)bions, Loucomania, Gang Do Lixo, Basuritas, Havurat Ha'zevel, Les Crados, Bukimi Kun, La Pandilla Basura, Ekel-Kids, Kakkones, Los Asquerositos, Trash Can Trolls, Wacky Packages, Gross Bears, & Bathroom Buddies logos and images are the registered trademark(TM)(R) and copyright of, and is licensed by, Topps Chewing Gum, Inc.

Meanie Babies logo and images are the registered trademark(TM)(R) and copyright of, and is licensed by, Comic Images, Inc.

 



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