Garbage Pail Kids Monster Madness: Day 2


By Shawn Robare

It’s day two of the 2013 Countdown to Halloween and I’m back with my second creepy GPK sticker.  I decided to sort of group the stickers by themes, so the first few of the count are all spooky non-human cards.  Yesterday I shared some gloomy headstones, and today is another of my favorite cards from the later sets (series 7 from 1987 to be precise), stickers 273a&b, Haunted Forrest and Sappy Sarah!

2 - Haunted Forrest

This painting was also done by the super rad James Warhola.  If there in one thing that I would change about this card it’s the color scheme of the name plate and GPK logo.  The red, white and blue really detract from the overall creepiness of the card and it makes me wonder if those choices were thought out or were they assigned randomly?  This is also one of the times where the name plate obscures a gag in the art as you can see the dead bird (crow, owl?) at the right at the base of the tree…

Once again, I’m also helping to organize the annual Countdown to Halloween alongside the tireless and super cool monster kid John Rozum. So if you like what I’m doing over here, you might want to head on over to the Countdown site and check out the huge list of other sites participating in this year’s spooky festivities. There’s also a like-minded sister collective called Blog-O-Ween being put together by my pal Cody, the Crooked Ninja Turtle Sensi. Be sure to check them out as well.

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  • http://wings1295.blogspot.com/ Caffeinated Joe

    Cool! Love those cards.

    • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/ Shawn Robare

      Thanks!

  • http://www.shezcrafti.com/ ShezCrafti

    I really like this design! I have a thing for spooky trees, which is a theme I don’t think gets used often enough around Halloween. I love the disgruntled, apple-chucking trees in Wizard of Oz, and the dancing “Forest of No Return” trees in Disney’s 1961 ‘Babes in Toyland.’ Can you think of any other movies/cartoons with spooky, anthropomorphic trees?