March 24, 2012

These kids are gross, mean, snotty, rude, and rebellious. (I love them!)

Garbage Pail Kids were a mockery of Cabbage Patch Kids from back in the 1980s. The GPK showed up on various trading cards. As artist John Pound fondly recalls:
Using shock tactics for maximum impact, GPKs would be gross, mean, snotty, rude, and rebellious. But since I had to look at these violent, miserable, and disgusting kids all day while painting them, I selfishly wanted them to also feel good to look at—to be cute and lovable while spewing mayhem, disasters, and wild, crazy nonsense like they’re proud to be weird!
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