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UPDATED : SEPT 18TH, 2018


~ NORWAY 'THE GARBAGE GANG' PAGE: GPK*WORLD SECTION ~
~ MAGIC MARKER ART'S
HORRORIBLE KIDS PAGE UPDATED : 'PARODY PAGES' SECTION ~
~ OS7 : ARTWORK GALLERY PAGE UPDATED : ORIGINAL SERIES SECTION ~
~ OS7 : REVERSE CARD PAGE ADDED : ORIGINAL SERIES SECTION ~
~ GPK : CHEWY CANDIES PAGE ADDED : GPK~LAND SECTION ~
~ 2018S1 : WE HATE THE '80s PAGE : YEARLY SECTION ~


OUT NOW

~ MAGIC MARKER ART'S HORRORIBLE KIDS SERIES 3 SET : JULY/AUG 2018 ~
~ FRIGHT-RAGS TOPPS GPK T-SHIRTS + T-SHIRT PACK (TEE, CARD + PIN) : 4 DIF'T STYLES : JULY 2018
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~ KOOL TOYS & GAMES SIGNED 'BILLARY HILLARY' FUNKO MYSTERY MINI VINYL FIGURE : LINK BELOW ~
~ CREEPY COMPANY NEW TEE-SHIRTS + PATCH + BUTTON-UP ~

~ FUNKO POP GPK FIGURES (5 DIFFERENT; 4 + CHASE) : MAY-JUNE 2018 ~

~ 2018S1 : WE HATE THE '80s GPK RETAIL SET : 01/17/2018 ~


UPCOMING RELEASES & SHOWS

~ 2018S2 : OH THE HORROR-IBLE & SCI-FI GPK RETAIL + HOBBY SET : SEPT/OCT 2018 ~
~ FUNKO POP GPK FIGURE (METALLIC CHASE) : OCT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2018 ~

~ FALL PHILLY NON-SPORTS CARD SHOW : PARODY THEME : OCT 20TH + 21ST ~
~ UK THE GARBAGE GANG '91/'92 RE-RELEASE CARD GAME SET : OCT 2018 ~
~ JAGO STUDIOS GPK 'THE GAME' : WWW.GPKTHEGAME.COM : 2018? ~
~ 2019S1 : WE HATE THE '90s
GPK RETAIL + HOBBY SET : JAN 2019 ~
~ GROSS CARD CON #4 : VEGAS : MARCH 2019 ~
~ SPRING PHILLY NON-SPORTS CARD SHOW : PARODY THEME : MAY 4TH + 5TH ~





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The next two upcoming Philly Non-Sports Card Shows will celebrate the 69th and 70th anniversaries of the hobby exhibition, for the Fall show on Oct 20th & 21st and the Spring show on May 4th & 5th, respectively. Both parody-heavy events will shine a spotlight on the Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages brands by Topps, but will also dabble in Magic Marker Art releases and other artists' humor artwork.

The show takes place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA and has a great laid-back, community vibe, a non-overwhelming, gymnasium-sized showroom and two special tie-in events that run through the two-day weekend. Showrunners, Roxanne, Marlin and Harris Toser have been working hard to pull both shows together simultaneously while reaching out to the Topps Company, potential sponsors, dealers along with the line-up of artists that will be attending and providing artwork for the two shows.

Fall-back artist line-up: Tom Bunk, Joe Simko, Layron DeJarnette, David Gross, Smokin' Joe & Chad Scheres
Spring-ahead artist line-up: Bunk, James Warhola, Mark Pingitore, Neil Camera, Jeff Zapata & Fred Wheaton

I will be sponsoring an artist for both shows and also attending both events in October and May to support the Toser's continued and somehow unexhaustive involvement with the non-sport card hobby over so many years; first with their mail-order business in the 80s, their Non-Sport Update magazine in the 90s (started in 1991 and acquired by Beckett Media in 2016), and taking the reins of the Philly Non-Sport Card Show in the 2000s. Please contact Roxanne at RoxanneToser@Gmail.com if interested in being as SPONSOR for the Spring show, a few sponsorships are still available at $250; this includes a spot at the dinner and a color sketch from the artist sponsored.

Autumn Show promo cards:
A Ghostbusters-themed parody card, with a Toser tribute, painted by artist Brent Engstrom (1a); printed by the Philly Show
A new Magic Marker Art Horrorible Kids character painted by artist Mark Pingitore (NSU2018); printed by the Philly Show

Spring Show promo cards:
A Ghostbusters-themed parody card, with a Toser tribute, painted by artist Brent Engstrom (1b); printed by the Philly Show
A new Magic Marker Art Horrorible Kids character painted by artist Mark Pingitore (NSU2019); printed by the Philly Show

A SPECIAL DINNER will be held on Saturday evening following the show for $17.95; only 64 seats are available and will sell out very fast … to reserve a spot please contact Roxanne at RoxanneToser@Gmail.com. Artist Smokin' Joe will be speaker at the dinner and the evening will include prize giveaways and the following exclusive cards:

Autumn Show EXCLUSIVE promo cards:
An official Topps printed Halloween-themed GPK character painted by artist Joe Simko (#1)
An official Topps printed Halloween-themed Wacky product painted by artist Fred Wheaton (#2)
A Halloween-themed image created by artist Tom Bunk (# UNK); printed by the Philly Show

Spring Show EXCLUSIVE promo cards:
An official Topps printed May-themed GPK character painted by artist Layron DeJarnette (#3)
An official Topps printed May-themed Wacky product painted by artist Chenduz (#4)
A Halloween-themed image created by artist TBD (# UNK); printed by the Philly Show

A CARD-TALK EVENT will also be held Sunday morning at the Hilton Garden Inn prior to the show with a possible artist panel; link below. Showtimes and additional information can be found on the events homepage: http://phillynon-sportscardshow.com/. If you're attending just one day, be sure to check out the 'Extras' section for a dollar-off coupon; the two-day rate is already discounted.

CARD TALK REGISTRY:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garbage-pail-kidswacky-packages-panel-oct-18-philly-non-sports-card-show-tickets-49941760149?ref=enivte&invite=MTUwMDAxNjYvYmFycmVuYWFyb25AZ21haWwuY29tLzA%3D%0A





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Garbage Pail Kids parody stickers were released by the Topps Chewing Gum company starting in 1985 and were created by Art Spiegelman and Mark Newgarden; both art directors, editors, writers and concept artists for the GPK franchise and its entire original series run. Both provided nomenclature for the characters with a naming panel that also included Len Brown and Stan Hart with suggestions by the artists, writers and even last minute name changes by Arthur Shorin, the then President of Topps. Artists John Pound (who worked with acrylics and airbrushing), the GPK grandfather and Tom Bunk (who worked with gouache and airbrushing) together completed around 90% of the finished artwork for the card fronts, later joined by James Warhola (who worked with oils; sketch to final, no color rough), David Burke, James Bennett, Mae Jeon and Bill Wray (one final piece). Card backs were completed by Tom Bunk, Jay Lynch, Howard Cruse and Richard McGuire who animated the 'Flick It' section of the later series. The writers included Newgarden, Spiegelman, Lynch, and John Mariano. Other individuals who assisted by penciling, inking, coloring or lettering were Carole Sobocinski, Grass Green and Javi Soler. Others contributed ideas and sketches such as Len Brown, Frank Santopadre (writer), Stephen Kroninger, Bob Sikoryak and Paul Karasik. These collaborators made Garbage Pail Kids the most hyped and talked about craze in non-sport card history.



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In 2003, the Topps Company, Inc. took advantage of the increasingly nostalgic craze for 80's games and toys and released seven All-New Series GPK sets over a period of several years through 2007 and then three Flashback sets that contained orginal GPK artwork as well as Lost material and All-New content in 2010 and 2011. Three rejuvinated Brand-New Series GPK sets were released in 2012 and 2013 with a nostaglic GPK feel and two Chrome technoloy sets in 2013 and 2014. The latest Yearly GPK sets have been released from 2014 through 2018 with the most current having themes and subsets. Art directed originally by John Williams (now supervising editor), followed by Jeff Zapata and later by Colin Walton, the new GPK craze is comprised of veteran artists John Pound, Tom Bunk, James Warhola, Frank Santopadre and Jay Lynch (who supplied concept and card back artwork along with Scott Shaw) as well as a long very long list of next-generation artists, including but not limited to Luis Diaz, Brent Engstrom, Dave Gross, Fred Harper, Layron DeJarnette, Mark Pingitore, Fred Wheaton, Joe Simko and JungHwa Im.












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