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Halloween Countdown Day 26 will put a spell on you…

We’re up to the last Saturday in this year’s Countdown to Halloween, and I’ll be ramping up to my favorite holiday by sharing some more classical, monster-y GPK fun!  Today, we’re going all the way back to series one for a pair (does two make a coven?) of witchy sisters, stickers 16a&b, Weird Wendy and Haggy Maggie!

26 - Weird Wendy

This one is filled with enough Halloween-y imagery to choke a newt, and was again painted by the amazing John Pound (starting to run out of positive adjectives for the guy!)  This is one I have an over-sized card of hanging in Branded HQ, right near my Dead Ted and another card that’ll be popping up on the countdown soon…

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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GPK Halloween Countdown Day 25, You’ve got the Body, He’s got the Brains….

Though there were a few obvious pop culture references in the GPK series from the start, they didn’t start getting super overt until towards the end of the run.  Not that I’m against it, in fact, I’m kind of sad that the following Freddy Kruger homage is the only “branded” horror icon to really show up in the GPK universe…

25 - Claude Flesh

Stickers 617a&b, Claude Flesh and Slasher Asher, made their debut in the final series (15) back in 1988, and was painted by long time artist Tom Bunk.  Not only was this the final series, but these cards were also some of the final in the original numbering scheme (if you haven’t noticed, the number picks up from set to set…)  I really like this card and the art, not just for the Freddy reference (which is rad), but because it’s also simple and straight forward, and in a way a callback to the original series stickers.  I’m also glad that bunk chose a darker palette for the painting, side stepping a super gaudy red and green sweater and sticking with something a lot more moody and atmospheric.

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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Day 24′s monster will destroy your city!

After today there are only 7 more days till Halloween!  In honor of that I think Godzilla should destroy a city or something.  Or at least I can share this parody of Godzilla destroying a city or something…

24 - Fryin Ryan

Stickers 54a&b, Fryin’ Ryan and Charred Chad hail from the second series of Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids.  I remember pulling a Fryin’ Ryan from a rack pack of mixed 2nd and 3rd series cards back in the 80s and I was so excited.  This was one of my first monster GPK stickers from that series if not ever.

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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One last Skeleton for this GPK countdown on Day 23!

The skeleton sub-theme of this countdown concludes today with one of my all time favorite zombie/skeletons ever, stickers 5a&b, Dead Ted and Jay Decay!

23 - Dead Ted

Not only is the artwork totally rad on this card, but it’s just so very Halloween-y and macabre!  The worms, the clawed hand silhouetted by the moon, the missing eye and the single buzzing fly, seriously one of the best GPK stickers ever.

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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Getting Bonier on Day 22 of the GPK Halloween Countdown!

I’m diving back into my series one stickers for today’s Halloween-y Garbage Pail Kid!  Cards 29a&b, the classic Bony Joanie and Thin Lynn!

22 - Bony Joanie

I’d have to say that next to Adam Bomb and Potty Scotty, Bony Joanie is probably one of the most recognizable of the early GPK stickers, and it still kind of gives me chills that I was able to get my hands on them.  You gotta love these super simple original series concepts executed so well by John Pound…

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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GPK Halloween Countdown: Day 21

Well, we’re kicking off week four of the Halloween Countdown with a bang, er, or some bones.  Yeah, bones.  For the new few days I’m going to showcase some of my favorite skeleton kids!  First up are stickers 95a&b from the third series set, Grim Jim and Beth Death!

21 - Beth Death

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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GPK Halloween Countdown Day 20, Mo Mummy Mo Mummy Mo Mummy…

It’s day 20 of the Halloween countdown, we’re two thirds of the way through the month and I have a lot of fun stickers left to share!  Today we’re closing out Mummy weekend with another single sticker that I don’t have the twin for, 468a Mummified Clyde!

20 - Mummified Clyde

I love, love, love that not only did John Pound go for the toilet paper gag with this painting, but it’s also the rad extinct colored toilet paper I remember loving as a kid.  The outhouse pyramid is hilarious too.  This sticker hails from series 12 released in 1988.

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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GPK, Day 19, It’s a Mummy Weekend Part 1!

Mummy came in my room!  I’m dipping back into my series 1 collection and unwrapping stickers 36a&b, Wrappin’ Ruth and Tommy Tomb!

19 - Wrappin Ruth

Ruth was the very first series 1 card I manged to get, and was the only one I had for a long time before lucking into an almost complete set.  Thus it has a very special place in my heart and collection.  Artwork by John Pound and it was released in 1985…

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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6+6+6= Day 18 of the GPK Halloween Countdown!

We’re up to day 18, the second to last Friday in the countdown.  You know what you get when you add 6+6+6?  Day 18, and the Devil!  Er, or these series 2 Garbage Pail Kids stickers, 64a&b, Hot Scott and Luke Warm…

18 - Hot Scott

There’s something supremely creepy about a baby devil.  Whether it’s the little bit of hair creeping up his little baby belly, or the pencil thin mustache.  Shudder.  I’m glad the name plate and logo were red, only enhancing John Pound’s gorgeous artwork in this painting.  Oh, and speaking of baby devils being creepy (and other creepy evil babies), here’s some more proof.  I made this baby devil, baby Pinhead, and Baby Leatherface for my sister years ago for Christmas (she dug weird things like I do.)

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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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Day 17 of the Garbage Pail Kid Halloween Countdown!

We’re nearing the end of week 3 of the 2013 Halloween countdown and I’ve been having a blast!  Though I was introduced to the Garbage Pail Kids by my mom when the 3rd series came out, I never managed to put a full set together of those cards, but by the time the 4th series hit in late 1986 my need for (read begging) had reached a fever pitch and to quiet me the parental units bought me an entire box of the new stickers.  This was the first set I managed to complete on my own, and thus it has a special place in my heart…

17 - Max Axe

Today’s ghoulish GPK is less of a monster and more in the heartless killer category with stickers 137a&b, Max Axe and Deadly Dudley!  John Pound, still contributing the lion’s share of artwork to these series handled the painting of this macabre masked executioner.  Even though my parents ended up getting me a bunch of these cards, I believe that Max Axe was my first actual 4th series card as I found one wedged in a book that I checked out from my elementary school library (probably one of the Crestwood monster or Ideals Marvel comic books.)  I remember being so excited by it, the bloody axe, the basket full of parts and of course the skull at his feet.  Years later my favorite aspect of this card is the hilarious little tuft of yarny chest hair!

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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