Vault // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, Garbage Pail Kids were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. There was no single illustrator but rather a collective effort by a very small group of talented artists. One of those talents responsible for a significant chunk of Garbage Pail Kids art was Tom Bunk.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Certainly for myself and many of my generation, the mention of Garbage Pail Kids immediately evokes fond nostalgia, a devious grin and all-around consensus that, “Yep, those were the best!” Released in the mid ‘80s, Garbage Pail Kids, a parody of the popular Cabbage Patch Dolls, were the most grotesque, controversial, and awkwardly hilarious collector cards aimed toward the youth audience of the time. An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, they were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. The artwork was easily digestible and esthetically infectious.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce a very special August 2014 issue, featuring one of our all-time favorite musicians, creatives, and all around artistic personas, Madlib. For years, we have followed Madlib's eclectic career, from Quasimoto, Madvillain, Jaylib, Yesterday's New Quintet, the Beat Konducta series, and everything in between. One common thread has always been the unique and artistically-driven alter egos that Madlib has given to the world, and in this issue, we talk to the musician about his world of music and art.
Top List // Friday, September 28, 2012
As far as I'm concerned, the near-decade long reign of TOPPS' Garbage Pail Kids stickers back in the mid 1980's were the very first "meme". And on top of that, the original 600+ Garbage Pail Kids laid the ground work for a formula that I have repeatedly used throughout my career, and probably won't stop doing so, because the formula is ridiculously fun.
Illustration // Thursday, June 21, 2012
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...