2013 Grim Garbage Pail Kids Countdown: Day 11


By Shawn Robare

Today’s monster GPK features our first vampire of the countdown.  Though Haunted Hollis and Batty Barney might not be the most recognizable of the GPK vampires, it’s one of my favorites…

11 - Haunted Hollis

These stickers, 180a&b, hail from series 5 released in the fall of 1986, and feature the artwork of Tom Bunk who was the second artist to start tackling cards back in series 3.  Bunk handled a lot of the artwork on the backs of the cards up until the 3rd series when he became a featured artist.  This is another great example of the beautiful artwork that’s achieved through the simplicity of concept and execution in a Garbage Pail Kids sticker.  No puke, snot, or conflicting concepts, just pure and simple batboy.  I also really dig this sticker because it’s one of the few where the artwork interacts with the logo, having Hollis/Barney clinging to it.  A nice touch for a series like this.

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

    Not gross, but suitably creepy!

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

      Yeah, I really like the simplicity of this one…