RELEASE PERIOD : APRIL 1987


The two print runs of the 8th Series Garbage Pail Kids (a/k/a OS8 GPK; Original Series) are the same except for their wrappers. The first print run wrapper has a '25¢ CHEAP' price logo and the second print run wrapper is without this logo. After the court case with Original Appalachian Artworks ('OAA'), even though it was ruled that GPK must look less like the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, any completed work could still be produced, thus the OS8 and OS9 GPK sets were still manufactured and released with the original GPK look and CPK features. The CBS Garbage Pail Kids Saturday morning cartoon was created during this time and set for a Fall release but shelved at the last minute due to public outcry and protests — see the 'GPK History' section for more information on the Saturday morning cartoon.

ARTISTS : JOHN POUND, TOM BUNK, JAMES WARHOLA, JAY LYNCH & HOWARD CRUSE
WRITERS : JAY LYNCH & ART SPIEGELMAN


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88 CARD SET : 84 CARDS + 4 VARIATIONS
CARD VARIATIONS : 298A, 298B, 318A, 318B












DISPLAY BOX — 1 VARIATION : CODE 1-490-40-01-7
MAIN ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
SIDE ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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WRAPPER #1 — 2 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-01-7 : '25¢ CHEAP' STAR
NOTE: T-SHIRT or SWEATSHIRT OFFER VARIATION
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #2 — 2 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-02-7 : NO '25¢ CHEAP' STAR
NOTE: T-SHIRT or SWEATSHIRT OFFER VARIATION
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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DEALER AD POSTER 10 x 14 : CODE 4-490-08-02-7
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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DEALER ORDER SHEET 8 x 11 RED SHEET
CODE 4-999-40-04-7 : PRODUCT # 490 : APRIL 1987
NOTE : NO SPECIFIC OS8 SELL SHEET KNOWN
OS1 BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND

WHOLESALER ORDER SHEET 8 x 11 : NO DEAL CODE
WRAPPER OFFER — BAZOOKA : OS3 THRU OS9
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK


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UNCUT SHEET
CODE 4-490-05-0?-7
CASE BOX
CASE BOX 24/48 ct. : PRODUCT #490-8
CODE ? : UPC 0-41116-08490-?













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1. The only series box Packaging with a yellow GPK header surrounded by the color red; pictured above in the 'Production' section. No other box, wrapper or card front can be found with a yellow GPK logo.


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2. The first Garbage Pail Kids set to have a greatly reduced Card Number due to an object within the artwork; cards 309A Heartless HAL and 309B BOWEN Arrow.


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3. The only Wrapper with a red GPK header surrounded by the color yellow, rather than white, much like OS1 cards 18a Cranky FRANKIE and 18b Bad BRAD; the wrapper is pictured above in the 'Production ' section.


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4. The only set to have the GPK Header as part of the artwork; on the product box of cards 302A Mixed-Up MICK and 302B Artificial MITCHELL. The ONLY Garbage Pail Kids logo that ends in the singular 'KID' rather than the plural 'KIDS'.


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5. The second set to have a card with The GPK Header found within the artwork itself besides the main logo; the Garbage Pail Kids header found on the photo copy sheets of cards 330A Lotta LOTTA and 330B Dupli-KIT.


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6. The series has two sets of cards with the Same First Name; cards 310A Stinkin’ STELLA and 318B Inter STELLA and cards 305A Grate SCOTT and 332A Sling Scott.


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7. The third set to have a greatly reduced GPK Header in size; cards 311A STU Spew and 311B Slimin’ SIMON.


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8. The fourth set to contain cards with the GPK Acronym found within the artwork; the GPK acronym found on the hockey jersey of cards 299A BUCK Puck and 299B LOWELL GOAL, on the spacesuit of 318A HALEY's Vomit and 318B Inter STELLA (under the top cord) and on the tombstone of cards 334A ASHLEY To Ashes and 334B DUSTIN To Dust.


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9. The first set to have a card Nameplate with the name in large font, as usual, but the word in bold lettering instead of the first name; card 318A HALEY’s Vomit.


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10. The only GPK series with the Card Number letter 'A' and 'B' found in uppercase instead of lowercase.


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11. The first set where the complete 'Topps' company Logo can be found within the artwork; on the address line of cards 325a MARCEL Parcel and 325b Handle With CAREN. Although the return address is illegible minus the California zip code where artist John Pound lives, the package is addressed to the "Topps (Che)wing (Gum) Co" at their principal office and place of business located at 254 36th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 within the Sunset Park neighborhood, before their relocation. The name is slightly distorted, but the 'c/o' address line may be intended for employee Len Brown.


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12. The fourth set to have a card showcasing GPK Stickers within the artwork, but the sticker images are not characters from previous releases, for cards 328A Glowing AMBER and 328B Bright DWIGHT.


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13. The completed Puzzle for the OS8 set is sequential with the OS7 set which contained puzzle 'F'. The puzzles continue to contain 21 pieces and the set is back to having one puzzle like the OS4, OS6 and OS7 sets for card character 263A Explorin' NORMAN and 293B Drillin' DYLAN for the orange border of puzzle 'H'.


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14. Artist John Pound had the suggested Nomenclature of 'BUD For You' — possibly from the Budweiser beer slogan 'This Bud's For You' — and 'BUD Spud' for cards 305A Grate SCOTT and 305B REGGIE Veggie where the originally concept was a chunk of cheese that was replaced with a potato. Pound also had the name 'PRESTON D. Button' for cards 330A Lotta LOTTA and 330b Dupli-KIT per his tight pencil and color rough artwork.
15. The second Garbage Pail Kids series without a light pink or light blue Nameplate found within the set.




























1. The mock-up Wrapper artwork was completed during the early production of the OS8 release and rendered by artist Tom Bunk. The green GPK banner was changed to red and both the banner and sticker plate were given a yellow background. This marks the first set to drop the 'ALL NEW' from the wrapper layout for the series annoucement, except for the OS9 which showcases the slogan within the non-'25¢ CHEAP' star, not to be picked up again until the ALL-NEW Series in 2003. This is the third and final wrapper the yellow background circle is used.


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2. The following Unpublished piece by artist Tom Bunk was finished in 1987 and was intended for the OS8 Garbage Pail Kids set. The punk 'Kid' middle finger artwork was completed but was never published with the spiked hair being changed drastically between the concept and color rough pieces. This may have been an internal, tongue-in-cheek artwork nod to the OAA vs. Topps lawsuit results.


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3. Writers Jay Lynch and Art Spiegelman completed the gags for the reverse card GPK Comics artwork. Artist Jay Lynch also worked on the Bazooka Joe-like comic backs by working on the pencil roughs while Howard Cruse completed the final artwork. Some comics were possible left-over pieces from the OS6 comic backs.


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4. The GPK Concept for cards 1a Nasty NICK and 1b Evil EDDIE, created by Mark Newgarden, which displays a Dracula character biting into a Barbie-esque doll; artwork completed by artist John Pound. The original 'Dracula Kid' concept artwork by Pound showed dracula arising from slumber and sitting within his coffin, which contains a fun 'Jack in the Box' pun and a nice Translvania backdrop (see the OS1 'GPK History' section); the overall dark outline gave it a very Wacky Packages feel, the Topps franchise from which the GPK brand was born. The discarded Vanitas-like candle and skull in the concept, painted by John Pound, can be found in this set on cards 328A Glowing AMBER and 328B Bright DWIGHT; where the candle/fire represent life/time and the skull represents death, orginally intended for the OS7 release.


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5. Artist Tom Bunk always supplied a variety of different renditions for for his Color Roughs, be it through art direction or on his own. Below are examples of these various color versions that can be compared to the actual final artwork for cards 293A Explorin' NORMAN and 293B Drillin' DYLAN and cards 309A Heartless HAL and 309B BOWEN Arrow.


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6. The image from the GPK Poster set #18 BUSTED!, painted by artist John Pound, is used for the OS5 through OS8 retail ad posters with an enlarged, straight GPK banner at the bottom. The original poster contains a much smaller GPK banner. Whereas the OS5 retail poster is yellow, the 'NEW' pink color of the OS6 and OS7 retail posters has stayed the same for the OS8 retail poster, but now contains a huge white box.



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7. The poster image can also be found as card #14 BUSTED! from the Giant GPK card set with the original curved GPK header rather than the straight GPK banner at the bottom. In both the posters and card, along with various award and license card backs, there are several OS1 and OS2 characters found throughout the image. As can be discerned from L-R from the 'SCHOOL' sign to the ground: 45a Leaky Lindsay and 45b Messy TESSIE, 27a Brainy JANIE and 27b JENNY Genius, 49a Double Heather, 49b Schizo FRAN/FRAN FRAN, 30a New Wave DAVE and 30b Graffiti PETEY, 8a ADAM Bomb and 8b Blasted BILLY, 73a Gorgeous GEORGE and 73b Dollar BILL, 3a Up CHUCK and 3b Heavin' STEVEN, 83a Ugh LEE and 83b Sumo SID, 77a Ghastley ASHLEY and 77b Acne AMY, 54a Fryin' RYAN and 54b Charred CHAD, 79a Sewer SUE and 79b MICHELLE Muck, 74a MARK Bark and 74b Kennel KENNY, 57a TOMMY Gun and 57b Dead FRED, 67a Phony LISA and 67b MONA Loser, 43a Smelly KELLY and 43b DOUG Plug, 44a SY CLOPS and 44b One-Eyed JACK, 66a MATT Ratt and 66b RACHEL Rodent, 62a Greaser GREG and 62b CHRIS Hiss, 5a Dead TED and 5b JAY Decay, 65a Shrunken ED and 65b Cheeky CHARLES, 42a PATTY Putty and 42b Muggin' MEGAN, 18a Cranky FRANKIE and 18b Bad BRAD, 75a Off-The-Wall PAUL and 75b ZACH Plaque, 46a Rappin' RON and 46b RAY Gun, 4a Fryin' BRIAN and 4b Electric BILL, 39a Buggy BETTY and 39b Green JEAN, 41a Mean GENE and 41b Joltin' JOE, and 40a Unstitched MITCH and 40b Damaged DON.


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8. In 1987, after the release of the OS8 GPK set, CBS Inc. was ready to premier the Garbage Pail Kids Cartoon on Saturday morning. Cartoon cells were created by Geof Darrow for the main cast of characters — although there were tons of extras; the cartoon cells were later auctioned off on eBay. The 13 episodes of the Paramount GPK cartoon were released on DVD for the first time in April of 2006; the episodes are broken down into two main segments, a Loony Toons-type section and a Scooby-Doo detective like section — with the main GPK cast with their regular and hidden identities, along with various breaks such as a 'GPK Award' and 'Would We Lie To You?' breaks. The main cartoon cast is comprised of the following characters: OS2 cards 81a Split KIT and 81b Mixed-Up MITCH, OS2 cards 42a PATTY Putty and 42b Muggin' MEGAN, OS6 cards 213a OTTO Whack and 213b ELLIOT Mess, OS5 cards 169a DEE Faced and 169b TERRI Cloth — with OS6 cards 235a Ugly HANS and 235b JAN Hand attached and OS2 59a Clogged DUANE and 59b Bye Bye BOBBIE.

Characters with their regular and hidden-identity images:
Additional characters during the various opening sequences:

Cast of faculty characters: Preston Purgation, Sylvia Censor, Squeaky Clean + Simon Scour:


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9. There were also Garbage Pail Kids sculpted Figurines modeled after the cartoon characters that Galoob Toys intended to release. The figurines contained the main GPK Cartoon cast plus various other characters used during the opening sequence, et cetera: OS2 cards 63a Spacey STACY and 63b Planet Janet, OS4 cards 129a Second Hand ROSE and 129b Trashed TRACY, OS5 cards 203a Toothie RUTHIE and 203b Dental FLOSSIE, OS2 cards 79a Sewer SUE and 79b MICHELLE Muck, OS4 cards 138a Alien IAN and 138b Outerspace CHASE, OS6 cards 233a WES Mess and 233b Trash-Can KEN and OS3 cards 113a ALICE Island and 113b Liberty LIBBY. However, after the cartoon was shelved in part due to the American Family Association's ('AFA') efforts against CBS to stop the GPK Cartoon by Topps, the toy figures were also shelved and not released. The AFA Letter and the protest against CBS and its sponsers can be located below, supplied by collector Travis Tierno.

'CLICK' Image to View the Complete AFA Letter Campaign


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10. GPK Flowcharts were created for the later sets which showed the art director, Mark Newgarden, how the work of the new set was going. It displayed what artist was working on which concept piece and the stage in which the painting had been completed. Often, concept pieces were denied and the department tried to work them into later sets. A list of additional concept pieces was found at the bottom of the flowchart in case pieces could not be used. The OS8 contained the following ideas which either replaced denied concept pieces within the set, were saved for a later series or never saw the light of day: Mickey Mouse (OS16), elephant nose / sneezing, out of waffle iron (OS8), fortune cookie (OS13), piñata (TCT), head as cereal bowl - all brain cereal (OS9), fireman - flames (OS9), garbage out of shower (OS8), oil slick, hand puppet (OS8), staples, haunted tree, porcupine (TCT), Samurai, justice with scales, split like log with axe, GPK kangaroo shooting mother (unpublished for OS), iron maiden, cigar (OS8), bloody nose - drawing in blood, punch bag - long neck (OS8), nuclear fart (worked into OS7), teeth for eyes (OS12 - but removed from picture), in dungeon (unpublished).









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


V = VARIATION


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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
293A
Explorin' NORMAN
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
293B
Drillin' DYLAN
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
294A
Weird WENDELL
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
294B
LUKE At Me
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
295A
CHARLIE Horse
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
295B
Amusement PARKER
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
296A
Plucked DAISY
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
296B
Wiltin' MILTON
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
297A
YUL Tied
JAMES Warhola
NA: CHECKLIST
NA: CHECKLIST
297B
MURRAY Christmas
JAMES Warhola
NA: CHECKLIST
NA: CHECKLIST
298A
Bloody MARY : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
298A
Bloody MARY : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
298B
DONNA Donor : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
298B
DONNA Donor : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
299A
BUCK Puck
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
299B
LOWELL Goal
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
300A
CORRINA Corona
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
300B
Smoky JOE
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
301A
Bowling ELAINE
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
301B
MIKE Strike
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
302A
Mixed-Up MICK
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
302B
Artificial MITCHELL
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
303A
Hung Up HANK
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
303B
Coat Rack ZACK
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
304A
Rubbin' ROBYN : GPK SCRUB-SPONGE
JOHN Pound : 8-
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
304B
Soapy OPIE : GPK SCRUB-SPONGE
JOHN Pound : 8-
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
305A
Grate SCOTT : GRATED CHEESE GPK
JOHN Pound : 8-39 R
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
305B
REGGIE Veggie : GRATED CHEESE GPK
JOHN Pound : 8-39 R
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
306A
MIDGE Fridge
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
306B
Leftover GROVER
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
307A
Divin' IVAN
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
307B
WALTER Sport
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
308A
FRITZ Spritz
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
308B
ELLA P. Record
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
309A
Heartless HAL
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
309B
BOWEN Arrow
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
310A
Stinkin' STELLA
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
310B
Smellin' HELEN
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
311A
STU Spew
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
311B
Slimin' SIMON
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
312A
MOE Bile
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
312B
Dang LEN
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
313A
GRAHAM Bell
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
313B
Death NELL
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
314A
Shifting SANDY
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
314B
Grainy JANEY
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
315A
Messy BESSIE
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
315B
Unclean HELENE
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
316A
Flowin' OWEN
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
316B
RUSSELL Spout
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
317A
JAMES Flames
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
317B
Burnin' VERNON
TOM Bunk
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
318A
HALEY's Vomit : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
318A
HALEY's Vomit : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
318B
Inter STELLA : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
318B
Inter STELLA : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
319A
Chopped SUSIE : HAND PUPPET
JOHN Pound : 8-C, REV.
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
319B
SHANA Saw : HAND PUPPET
JOHN Pound : 8-C, REV.
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
320A
Pumping AARON
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
320B
WILL Explode
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
321A
Squashed JOSH : SQUEEZED
JOHN Pound : 8-, REV.
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
321B
Squoze ROSE : SKIN FLUSHED PINK-RED
JOHN Pound : 8-, REV.
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
322A
K.O.'d KARL
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
322B
Sparrin' WARREN
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
323A
Piece O' LISA
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
323B
Wedding BELLA
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
324A
Waffle IRA
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
324B
Griddled GRETA
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
325A
MARCEL Parcel
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
325B
Handle With CAREN
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
326A
Leather HEATHER
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
326B
Chained SHANE
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
327A
Needled NINA
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
327B
Knittin' BRITTANY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
328A
Glowing AMBER : GPK SKULL w/ CANDLE
JOHN Pound : 7-31
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
328B
Bright DWIGHT : GPK SKULL w/ CANDLE
JOHN Pound : 7-31
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
329A
LEM Phlegm
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
329B
Gezundt HEIDI
JOHN Pound
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
330A
Lotta LOTTA : XEROX
JOHN Pound : 8-28 R
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
330B
Dupli-KIT : XEROX
JOHN Pound : 8-28 R
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
331A
PAGE Cage
JOHN Pound
NA: CHECKLIST
NA: CHECKLIST
331B
TOMMY Ache
JOHN Pound
NA: CHECKLIST
NA: CHECKLIST
332A
Sling SCOTT : SLINGSHOT
JOHN Pound : 8-
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
332B
TEDDY Aim Fire : SLINGSHOT
JOHN Pound : 8-
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
333A
Ortho DONNY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
333B
RUTH Canal
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA: PUZZLE
334A
ASHLEY To Ashes
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
334B
DUSTIN To Dust
JAMES Warhola
HOWARD Cruse : JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch : ART Spiegelman
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
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