It’s day four of the 2013 Countdown to Halloween and I’m back with my next set of monster GPK stickers. I decided to sort of group the stickers by themes, and today starts a series of creature/mutant/freaks. For the first in this bit I decided to share my copies of these series 2 stickers printed back in 1985, stickers 71a&b, Odd Todd and Bent Ben!
This painting was done by my all-time favorite GPK artist, John Pound. One of the things that I love about these earlier GPK stickers is that the concepts were simple. Later in the series, and on into the modern era so many of the stickers are a cluster of annoying and repetitive imagery (cracked heads, poop, vomit, etc.), which is fine and all, but there’s something to be said for a simple concept execute well. The purpose of these stickers was to be a parody of Cabbage Patch Kids, and the idea of a hunchback adorable doll is hilarious in and of it’s own right. He doesn’t need to be crapping his pants while simultaneously vomiting up five week’s worth of fish lunches.
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.