It's now a series!
When I was in Jr. High, Topps released their infamous and long-running "Garbage Pail Kids" series of spoof cards/stickers. Beyond being funny and gross (publishing gold for Jr. High-aged products aimed at boys), I also appreciated the paintings being done for them, and began collecting them because I liked the art. I was 11, ok?
But no, they were actually pretty fun pieces. Some 20 years later and, ever nostalgic, the wonders of the interwebs caused me, one bleary-eyed late night, to come upon the website of John Pound, one of GPK's chief illustrators from the beginning! It was a nice flashback, and pretty cool to learn that some original GPK art still existed. Topps then (as now) purchased the final art for many of its art cards, so final art for most GPK cards won't be found. However, John was making available at the time a number of color studies, which were used in preparation for his final paintings. These are Acrylic paint over a copy of his pencils, and 25 years later have held up great.
The art itself is ~7x4.75" Interestingly, I note that John seems to no longer be offering GPK studies. There weren't a ton left, 6-7 years ago, so it seems that perhaps they've all been snatched up. Lucky me, in that case!
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