Garbage Pail Kids: the Book

 the Book

Garbage Pail Kids

By The Topps Company, Inc.
Introduction by Art Spiegelman
Afterword by John Pound

"We were trying to help another generation of juvenile delinquents come of age."
- Art Spiegelman, from his introduction

"Kids loved them; parents hated them."
- John Pound, from his afterword

March 2012 - Garbage Pail Kids: More than twenty-five years later, you can still rattle off the names of all your favorites, long after your mother finally scraped the last of the "Oozy Suzy," "Potty Scotty," and "Acne Amy" stickers off your refrigerator door. You loved them as much as your parents despised them, and now the Garbage Pail Kids phenomenon (Abrams ComicArts; April 2012; U.S. $19.95 / CAN. $21.95; ISBN: 978-1-4197-0270-9) is here to gross us out all over again.

Collected for the first time, this book boldly presents all 206 powerfully provocative images from Series 1 through 5, originally released in 1985 and 1986, as well as an exclusive set of four limited-edition, previously unpublished bonus stickers. With an introduction by Pulitzer Prizewinning cartoonist and GPK co-creator Art Spiegelman, and an afterword by series artist John Pound, Garbage Pail Kids is a nostalgic touchstone for those who grew up in the 1980s-guaranteed to satisfy those die-hard fans as well as the all-new generation of current collectors.

About the Authors

The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery.

Art Spiegelman is an American comics writer, artist, and editor best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel memoir, Maus. He lives in New York City.

John Pound has painted art prints, book covers, comics covers, and hundreds of Garbage Pail Kids stickers. He also writes code that draws instant random art books. He lives in California.

About the Book

Garbage Pail Kids
By The Topps Company, Inc., introduction by Art Spiegelman, afterword by John Pound
Abrams ComicArts | April 2012
U.S. $19.95 | CAN. $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-4197-0270-9
Hardcover with wax jacket | 224 pages
With 4 bonus stickers
5-1/2" x 7-1/8" | 206 illustrations