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November 18, 2002 9:09 AM   Subscribe

John Pound. Illustrator for over 400 Garbage Pail Kids, Meanie Babies, Silly CDs, Trashcan Trolls, and Wacky Packages. Find your Garbage Pail Kid name, then find your card in this gallery (Hopefully, before the Geocities site is overloaded. And it also shares a peculiar injoke MeFi address).
posted by Stan Chin (21 comments total)

 
And also hopefully, after I finish compiling cards of all my friends' names for this year's X-Mas cards. Maybe my impatience to post to MeFi has gotten the best of me.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:15 AM on November 18, 2002


Trivia Fact for the day:

The Garbage Pail Kids were invented by respectable 'graphic novelist', and Maus creator, Art Spiegelman.
posted by dgaicun at 9:21 AM on November 18, 2002


And also, here's a site for some of the Foreign cards if you're looking. I found the curious Stan Satan from the Jordan collection here.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:25 AM on November 18, 2002


stan - thanks for the foreign cards link, this one kicks ass!
posted by Peter H at 9:33 AM on November 18, 2002


shares a peculiar injoke MeFi address

Area51
posted by thomcatspike at 9:41 AM on November 18, 2002


Actually, upon further inspection, you can use that Foreign cards link from 100% GPK in case the geocities link goes down. I didn't even see the 'sticker fronts' link at the top of the series pages until now.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:49 AM on November 18, 2002


Loved the GPKs growing up, so thanks for the link! Anyone also remember/enjoyed those Wacky Packs ? Those were good, too.
posted by herc at 10:00 AM on November 18, 2002


If you really like Wacky Packs, do what I did--go to stupid.com where you can buy an old UNCUT sheet of 66 WackyPacks for $17. Mine's framed and hanging in front of me right now. Slaytex Living Gloves--fits necks perfectly! Raw Goo--uncooked spaghetti sauce! Land O Quakes--butter churned by earthquakes!
posted by GaelFC at 10:20 AM on November 18, 2002


Oh, Fryin' Ryan... How I missed you so. Gosh, it's like second grade all over again.
posted by sixfoot6 at 10:45 AM on November 18, 2002


GaelFC:

thanks for the link. lots of great stuff there.
posted by fishfucker at 12:11 PM on November 18, 2002


GaelFC: Or you could buy an uncut sheet of Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids. Starting at the low low price of $1500... and its owner thinks it's worth $50k! He's got some other interesting things to say too...
posted by maniactown at 12:46 PM on November 18, 2002


Man...
I still remember the kid who stole 500 GPK's from me....
Boy, I was a wuss.
posted by Espoo2 at 12:57 PM on November 18, 2002


yeah. definitely read the 'feedback' on that ebay user...


Oct-29-02 05:39:37 PST 719508153 S
Praise : Great seller, Everything as promised. Recommend!
Response by gpkps - I take this one in the highest reguard, because you were a total f'n prick!

Oct-23-02 20:39:39 PDT 2060198411 S
Praise : FAST SHIPPING. EXCELLENT Packaging!!! A++++
Response by gpkps - I normally don't deal with chinks, but Soi Lay, you are one cool muthafukka


i'm guessing he does tons of repeat business.
posted by fishfucker at 1:07 PM on November 18, 2002


Response by gpkps - I normally don't deal with chinks

Guess I'm not going to be buying any uncut sheets for X-mas.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:13 PM on November 18, 2002


Ugh! I remember my first pack of GPK's, mostly because I got the one in the pack that was on the pack(Adam Bomb). I saw how cool these were and promptly affixed them to my Trapper Keeper so others could share in my joy. I realized the collectable potential by the third series...of which I had all of...or rather my 3rd grade teacher(who had confiscated them from me) did.
posted by mnology at 1:13 PM on November 18, 2002


Also see this thread for more good links. Any site that makes use of the words whacky, madcap, or zany is all right in my book.
posted by iconomy at 1:15 PM on November 18, 2002


that feedback stuff's killin me. he kind of reminds me of tom hanks in 'castaway' screaming "wilson! willlsonn!" to the volleyball. i love the comedy act goin on with the ebay logins. i declare this ebay link to have trumped the original link.
posted by Peter H at 1:34 PM on November 18, 2002


I had so many GPKs. Of course I had to have Rachel Rodent, but I'm curious to see Run Down Rachel from the New Zealand collection.
posted by SisterHavana at 3:08 PM on November 18, 2002


i declare this ebay link to have trumped the original link.

Seconded, whole-heartedly, even with my love of GPK's.
This guy's a loon.

His responses get a bit tamer, mockingly so... Think maybe ebay snarled at him?
posted by Espoo2 at 4:05 PM on November 18, 2002


No--the comments are listed so that the most recent comes first. He just got crazier over time.
posted by Prospero at 5:07 PM on November 18, 2002


Jordan has their own series? Holy crap. That's wacky.
posted by shoos at 2:16 AM on November 20, 2002


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