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Our Favorite Garbage Pail Kids!

Illustration // Thursday, 21 Jun 2012
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The series of Garbage Pail Kids was the brainchild of Topps consultant and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who came up with the product idea after the success of his earlier creations, Garbage Candy and Wacky Packages. The concept originally began as an unreleased Wacky Packages title, but the management at Topps thought it would be a good idea for a separate spin-off series. Spiegelman and fellow cartoonist Mark Newgarden worked together as the editors and art directors of the project, Len Brown was the manager, and the first run of the cards was drawn exclusively by artist John Pound.They were first issued in 1985.Following the initial success of the cards, several additional artists and writers were brought in to contribute to the series, including Jay Lynch,Tom Bunk, and James Warhola, among others.

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