GPK Monster Madness: Day 3


By Shawn Robare

It’s day three of the 2013 Countdown to Halloween and I’m back with my next set of creepy GPK stickers. I decided to sort of group the stickers by themes, so the first few of the count are all spooky non-human cards. Earlier in the week I shared some gloomy headstones and a ghoulishly gooey tree.  Today we switch gears a tad with a GPK ancient evil temple from series 6 printed at the tail end of 1986, stickers 224a&b, Monte Zuma and Pagan Megan!

3 - Monte Zuma

This painting was done by my all-time favorite GPK artist, John Pound. I wonder how many Cabbage Patch Kids were sacrificed to appease this evil deity?  Obviously I love the headdress and necklace of skulls, but there are other fun details like the eyeball belly button (creepy!) and the scale of this character (as there are normal-sized worshiper/guards at the foot of the temple…

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 pic, even if that torch is in an awkward place. :)

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

      Ha! Very awkward indeed!

  • http://nerdoutwithmeblog.blogspot.com/ Nerd Out With Me

    I really miss my GPK cards. They truly were a sort of work of art. I also liked the Wacky packages as a kid. Same thing, the art was so cool. Thanks for sharing these!

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

      No problem, and I totally agree. The artwork on both of those series had a huge impact on my design aesthetic for sure.

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

    It must be tough to sit there so stoically while your crotch is on fire.

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

      I wonder if that’s his/her junk? Like to ancient Incan gods have flaming pp and vajayjays?