RELEASE PERIOD : OCTOBER 2016


The 'Horrorible Kids' Series 1 set was released during the later half of 2016 around the time of the first annual GPK Convention in Vegas of that year. The entire set was created by artist Mark Pingitore who sketched and painted all eighteen characters to create an thirty-six, twin-card parody release poking fun at the horror film genre. The creative title is a play on the words 'horror' and 'horrible'. The first print run set, containing one asterisk (* © 2016 MARK PINGITORE PRTD. IN U.S.A.), was posted to his website, Magic Marker Art, along with an already established inventory of t-shirts, art prints, original artwork et cetera. The set was initially part of Pingitore's 'Slop Culture Kids' clothing line from March 2016 and started out as a small set 5x7 artwork on 7x9 card of seven characters with twin images as 'Horror A' set. The 'PEEL HERE' vinyl stickers have an ingenious tombstone-esque die-cut which is a nice reminder of early GPK releases with special sticker die-cuts. Pingitore's titles (Disasters of the Universe, Slop! Culture Kids, etc.) and products are wonderfully influenced by the 80's nostalgic toy and cartoon era.



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  1a MOMMA'S BOYD

~ Nomenclature = Momma's boy; also mama's boy, mummy's or mother's boy.
~ Horror film description: Friday the 13th (1980 mystery/slasher) – Pamela Sue Voorhees, the vengeful mother of Jason Voorhees, was a former camp-cook and gave birth to her hydrocephalic boy on June 13th, 1946 (a Friday).
def'n: Mother's boy – A man who is excessively attached to his mother at an age when men are expected to be independent.
 

1b  CRYSTAL LUKE

~ Nomenclature = Camp Crystal Lake
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~ Horror film location: Camp Crystal Lake – (also Camp Forest Green & Camp Blood) is a fictionaly summer camp for kids located in Crystal Lake, Cunningham County, NY. Home to the serial killer Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th movies.
def'n: Lake – A large body of water surrounded by land. A pool of liquid.
def'n: Cyrstal clear - Completely transparent and unclouded.

 

THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The original artwork (to the left) depicts Jason Voorhees with his infamous machete weapon but sans his famous hockey mask.
~ The image was part of the original 'Horror A' limited edition 2016 print set of seven characters with the slightly different 'Momma's BOYD II' name.
~ The updated artwork image (to the right) showcasing Jason Voorhees with the hockey mask that "he" wears in the first Friday the 13th movie is intact within the 'Horrorible Kids' vinyl sticker set.
~ The artwork image shows the mother-doted and overprotected Jason in floaties and a tire innertube while he's "playing" in the lake.




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2a  ELMER STREET

~ Nomenclature = Elm Street.
~ Horror film description: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 supernatural/slasher) – Several sleepyheads hunted by a murdered serial killer, Frederick Charles "Freddy" Krueger who haunts and slays his victims with his clawed glove in their dreams which then becomes reality.
def'n: Elm street – The location where the nightmares took place.
def'n: Street – A public road in a city or town with house (and/or buildings) on one or both sides.

 
2b  NIGHT MARION

~ Nomenclature = Nightmare.
def'n: Nightmare – A very frightening or unpleasant dream. A very unpleasant experience or prospect. "One, two, Freddy's coming for you ... three, four, better lock your door ... five, six, grab a crucifix ... seven, eight, gonna stay up late ... nine, ten, never sleep again."
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The image was part of the original 'Horror A' limited edition 2016 print set of seven characters with the same 'ELMER Street' name.
~ The artwork image shows the main antagonist slashing a victim with his Freddy's Glove made up of four blades; counting sheep does not always work.
~ Wes Craven named the killer after his own childhood bully, Fred Krueger. The sweater is based off of the DC Comics character 'Plastic Man', but Craven made the colors red and green since he read somewhere that they are the two most clashing colors to the human retina.



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  3a  PIA SOUP

~ Nomenclature = Pea soup.
~ Horror film description: The Exorcist (1973 drama/horror) – An exorcism based loosely on actual events where the victim Regan levitates, speaks in tongues, projectile vomits, etc.
def'n: Soup – A liquid dish, typically made by boiling meat, vegetables, etc. in stock or water.
def'n: Pea soup – Soup made from peas, especially a thick, yellowish-green soup made from dried split peas.
def'n: Projectile vomit – vomiting that is sudden, usually without nausea, and so vigorous that it's forcefully projected a certain distance.
 
3b  COMPELLED CHRISTY

~ Nomenclature = C name to go with the word 'compel+led'; Compelled Christ.
def'n: Compel – To force or oblige someone to do something. To bring about by the use of force or pressure. To drive forcibly.
def'n: Exorcism - The expulsion or attempted expulsion of an evil spirit from a person (or place) by adjuration or religious or solemn ceremonies. To exorcise a demon.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The image was part of the original 'Horror A' limited edition 2016 print set of seven characters with the slightly different 'PIA Soup II' name.
~ The artwork image is similar to the OS7 GPK character 251a 'Barfin' BARBARA' and 251b 'VALERIE Vomit' artwork painted by John Pound and it's wrapper rendition rendered by artist Tom Bunk where the eyebrows are raised, rather than changed for the card image (see the OS7 section for the case study) where they were thickened. The Horrorible Kid character is holding a cooking pot and a wooden spoon, albeit in different hands.
~ Th popular song track 'Tubular Bells' was covered by the band Book of Love in 1988.



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  4a  CHAIN SAUL

~ Nomenclature = Chainsaw.
~ Horror film description: The Texas Chain Saw Masscre (1974 fantasy/thriller) – A group of teenagers on the road in Texas fall victim to an inbred family of cannibals.
def'n: Chainsaw – A mechanical power-driven cutting tool with teeth set on a chain that moves around the edge of the blade.
 
4b  MASS A. CARL

~ Nomenclature = Massacre.
~ Horror film character description: Leatherface (meat factory butcher) – The main antagonist who wears masks made of human skin. The character was inspired by the crimes of real-life murderer Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein (The Butcher of Plainfield).
def’n: Massacre – An indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people. To deliberately and violently kill (a large number of people).
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The image was part of the original 'Horror A' limited edition 2016 print set of seven characters with the slightly different 'Chain SAUL II' name.
~ One of eight Horrorible Kids in the set wearing the popular CPK shoes with two stripes found in the GPK card releases; first seen on OS1 character cards 10a 'Tee-Vee STEVIE' and 10b 'Geeky GARY' painted by John Pound.
~ Notice the humorous 'pinky up' or 'pinky out' while holding the chainsaw; it refers to tea etiquette and class; nowadays connotes elitism. Some individuals do this naturally or out of habit. He kills, but he's classy.



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  5a  HAL RAISER

~ Nomenclature = Hellraiser.
~ Horror film description: Hellraiser (1987 fantasy/slasher) – Involves the resurrection of Frank Cotton who had opened the door to an alternate dimension where his body was torn apart by creatures called Cenobites -- the lead Cenobite being Pinhead.
def'n: Hellraiser – A person who causes trouble by drinking, being violent or otherwise behaving outrageously.
 
5b  S. & EMORY

~ Nomenclature = S&M.
~ Horror film character description: Pinhead (Hell Priest) – Resides in an extradimensional realm as a transformed creature that travels to Earth trhough a puzzle box called the 'Lament Configuration' in order to harvest souls. An amoral entity that was devoted to the practice of experimental sadomasochism.
def’n: S&M – Defined as sadism or masochims which is the practivce of taking or causing abuse during sex. SM = Sado masochism.
def'n: Leather – A material made from the skin of an animal. informal. To beat or thrash (someone).
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The image was part of the original 'Horror A' limited edition 2016 print set of seven characters with the same 'HAL Raiser' name.
~ The artwork image depicts Pinhead holding a puzzle box best known as the Lament Configuration. A fictional lock puzzle known as a (Philip) Lemarchand's box that's a mystical and mechanical device that acts as a door or key to another dimension or plane of existence.




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  6a  MASKED MICHAEL

~ Nomenclature = Specific M name to go with the word 'mask+ed'.
~ Horror film description: Halloween (1978 slasher) – Takes place on Halloween night in Haddonfield, IL, a fictional town, where after 15 years Michael Myers returns to kill again after escaping Smith's Grove Sanitarium where he was committed to for killing his sister.
def'n: Masked – Wearing a mask on all or part of the face. To conceal one's true character or feelings.
def'n: Mask – A covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise or to amuse or terrify other people. False face.
 
6b  SHAUN SHAPE

~ Nomenclature = The SH name Shaun to go with the word 'shape'.
~ Horror film character description: Michael Myers – In the original Halloween, the adult Michael Myers is referred to as 'The Shape' in the closing credits.
def’n: Shape – The particular condition or state of someone. The external form or appearance characteristic of someone..
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The image was part of the original 'Horror A' limited edition 2016 print set of seven characters with the slightly different 'Masked MICHAEL II' name.
~ The artwork for Micheal Myers has the character holding a retro plastic pumpkin candy pail used for Trick-or-Treating; a horrible feeling when the plastic strap broke.
~ The character is taking Hallowe'en to heart and is sporting a Star Trek get-up for the special evening. In Halloween, Michael Myers wears a Captain Kirk mask that's painted white. For the card, Michael is also wearing a 'command' uniform often seen sported by James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk -- captain of the starship USS Enterprise. "Captain Kirk" is wearing an uncharacteristically popped or upturned collar and flashing his friend's, Mr. Spock's, Vulcan salute sign.



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  7a  SILENCE LAMBERT

~ Nomenclature = Silenced lambs; the movie title stems from the fact that after slaughter, screaming lambs are silenced.
~ Horror film description: The Silence of the Lamb (1991 horror/thriller) – A young U.S. FBI trainee, Clarice Starling, seeks advice from the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as "Buffalo Bill".
def'n: Silence – The complete absence of sound. Caused to become silent; to prohibit or prevent from speaking (or bleating).
 
7b  CANNIBAL HANNIBAL

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme, the specific name Hannibal with the word 'cannibal'.
~ Horror film character description: Dr. Hannibal Lecter – A brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. He's often depicted as having prepared gourmet meals from his victims' flesh and organs; admitting he once ate a census taker's liver "with some fava beans and a nice Chianti".
def’n: Cannibal – A person who eats the flesh of other human beings.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The image was part of the original 'Horror A' limited edition 2016 print set of seven characters with the same 'Cannibal HANNIBAL' name.
~ The image perfectly portrays Hannibal Lecter with his restraint mask (biter mask), in a straight jacket and strapped to an appliance dolly for transportation.
~ Hannibal is wearing a special 2-striped OS1 pink colored CPK/GPK shoe.



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  8a  DUSK TIL DAWN

~ Nomenclature = Dusk till Dawn.
~ Horror film description: From Dusk till Dawn (1996 horror/crime) – Fugitive bank robbers and brothers on the run from the F.B.I. and Texas police end up at a strip club where the employees and strippers are all revealed to be vampires.
def'n: From dusk to dawn – idiom. The duration of time during which the sun sets until the sun rises in the morning.
def'n: Dusk – The darker stage of twilight when the sun is below the horizon. To grow dark.
def'n: Dawn – The first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.
 
8b  SEDUCTIVE SELMA

~ Nomenclature = The actress name Selma to go with the word 'seductive'.
~ Horror film character description: Selma Hayek – Plays the part of Santánico Pandemonium, the primary Queen Vampire of the "Titty Twister" strip club in the middle of desolate Mexico. The name is based on the Mexican Nunsploitation film of the same name.
def’n: Seductive – To be tempting and attractive; enticing. Irresistible, exciting, sultry, provacative, sultry, alluring, sexy, et cetera.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The artwork image showcases actress Selma Hayek who plays Santánico Pandemonium (aka Esmerald or Kisa) taking center stage during her snake dance scene while all hypnotized eyes are on her seductive curves.
~ The carnivorous, albino Burmese python, one of the five largest species of snakes in the world, is seen using its sharp rearward-pointing teeth to seize the character's arm, bypassing constriction altogether.
~ Sharp teeth are often given to ferocious characters in comics and cartoons -- or, is a tell-tale sign that the character has vampire-like qualities.
~ The character became an art print in July of 2016 in the Magic Marker Art store with the same two names.



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  9a  BEETLE JUICE

~ Nomenclature = Beetlejuice.
~ Horror film description: Beetlejuice (1988 comedy/fantasy) – A recently deceased young couple who become ghosts and haunt their former home along with an obnoxious ghost name Betelgeuse (pronounced "Beetlejuice") from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants.
def'n: Betelgueuse – also named Alpha Orionis, is the ninth-brightest star in the night sky and the second-brightest in the constellation of Orion (the right shoulder of the 'hunter').
def'n: Beetle – An insect with hard wing cases that cover and protect the body. To make one's way hurriedly or with short, quick steps.
 
9b  JUICY JEFF

~ Nomenclature = The name Jeff to go with the word 'juice+y'.
def'n: Juice – The liquid obtained from a particular source. informal. To liven something up.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The insufferable character of Beetlejuice is seen sitting on the grave tombstone from which he is summoned from, partaking in a nightcap of his own namesake essence; juice of the beetle (or Betel). The titular character of Beetlejuice is only seen on screen for a total of 17 minutes out of the 92 minute film.
~ The R.I.P. tombstone, dirt mound and color scheme for the card is reminiscent of John Pound's OS1 character for cards 5a 'Dead TED' and 5b 'JAY Decay'; both being graveyard residents. The tombstone may have been the inspiration for the vinyl sticker die-cut shape used for the Horrorible Kids cards.
~ Betelgueuse, Betelgueuse, Betelgueuse (aka Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice)!!!



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  10a  GOOD GUY

~ Nomenclature = 'Good-guy'; Good Guy doll -- the opposite of 'bad guy'.
~ Horror film description: Child's Play (1988 slasher) – The movies all center around Charles Lee Ray (aka Chucky), a notorious serial killer known as the "Lakeshore Strangler" whose soul is trapped inside a 'Good Guy' doll following a voodoo ritual to avoid the afterlife and the possibility of going to hell.
def'n: Good-guy – informal. A hero. An all-around pleasant person.
def'n: Good – Having the qualities required for a particular role. That which is morally right; righteousness.
 
10b  BAD BRAD

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the specific name Brad with the word 'bad'.
~ Horror film character description: Bradford Claude "Brad" Dourif – The actor who voices the Chucky character in the Child's Play films, best known for playing Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Gríma Wormtongue in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
def’n: Bad – Of poor quality or a low standard.
def’n: Bad guy – (especially in a work of fiction) A villian or criminal.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The character can be seen wearing his Good Guy gear but also brandishing a knife, Chucky's implement for choice meat cuts and cursing like a sailor (someone who is foul-mouthed and uses bad language all the time).
~ Inspiration for Chucky's stance and waving fist comes from the OS3 GPK character 106a 'Fowl RAOUL' and 106b 'MACK Quack' painted by John Pound. Both images feature the skull and cross-bones, shouting vibration, star, swirl, exclamation point and electrical zap symbols.
~ Although the Good Guy doll has brown shoes with three white stripes (akin to the Adidas trademark), the Horrorible Kid can be seen wearing a special color edition CPK/GPK shoe with two stripes (Shoe Branding Europe BVBA trademark).



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  11a  TELLY KINESIS

~ Nomenclature = 'Telekinesis'.
~ Horror film description: Carrie (1976 supernatural/horror) – A bullied high school student experiences her first period during gym class and has a bucket of pigs blood dumped on her at prom. Her mother accuses her of being a satanic witch.
def'n: Telekinesis – The supposed ability to move objects at a distance by mental power or other nonphysical means.
 
11b  SCARY CARRIE

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; th specific name Carrie with the word 'scary'.
~ Horror film character description: Carrie White – The bullied high school student Carrie White who discovers her telekinesis abilities. Her last name implies or denotes purity, freshness and innocence.
def’n: Scary – To be frightening; to cause fear.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The Stephen King protagonist is depicted covered in pigs blood (her 'period' shower foreshadowed this predicament) showing off her telekinesis powers.
~ The character's telekinesis abilities are so advanced that she even has the capabilities to move the card nameplate, header and number.



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  12a  JIGSAW PAUL

~ Nomenclature = Semi-rhyme; the specific name Paul with the word 'jigsaw'.
~ Horror film & character description: Saw (2004 crime/horror) – Victims trapped by a sadistic serial killer nicknamed 'Jigsaw' who must complete his perverse puzzles in order to live. Paul Leahy – one of Jigsaw's earliest victims who must escape a maze of razor wire and is seen in flashbacks in future installments.
def'n: Jigsaw – A puzzle consisting of a printed picture on cardboard and cut into various pieces of different shapes that have to be fitted together.
 
12b  JUMBLED JOHN

~ Nomenclature = The specific J name to go with the word 'jumble(+d)'.
~ Horror film character description: John Kramer – A distraught but successful civil engineer who survives an inoperable brain tumor and suicide begins to test others' will to live by placing them in deadly traps. His character is nicknamed "The Jigsaw Killer" or simply 'Jigsaw' by the media.
def’n: Jumble – To mix up in a confused or untidy way.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The character is seen depicted as living up to his nickname of 'Jigsaw' by literally being assembled with jigsaw puzzle pieces. Per Saw canon, those victims that failed the "games" or "tests" would have a jigsaw-shaped piece cut from their flesh to represent they were missing "the survival instinct".
~ The image plays pinpoint accurate homage to the OS4 GPK character 149a 'REESE Pieces', 149a 'Puzzled PAUL' and 149b 'Incomplete PETE'. to the point that almost every piece is identical; however, the Horrorible Kid's right lower face and left hip pieces are intact whereas the GPK character's pieces are not placed.
~ It is puzzling to note, that Pound's pieces are placeable; the upside down wasteband and shirt piece can be placed and the held shirt-armpit piece goes in its place. In Ping's puzzle, the upside down piece does not match the robe (it would have a red stripe down the center) and the held piece should be black to fit in its place.



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  13a  DARK NESS

~ Nomenclature = 'Darkness'.
~ Horror film character description: Lord of Darkness – also known as the Dark Lord or simply Darkness is the master of the underworld and the main antagonist of the cult classic fantasy movie Legend.
def'n: Darkness – The partial or total absence of light. Wickedness or evil.
 
13b  LEGENDARY GARY

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Gary with the word 'legend+ary'.
~ Horror film description: Legend (1985 dark fantasy) – A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both detroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.
def’n: Legendary – Remarkable enough to be famous and very well known. Of, described in or based on legends.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ Although the movie doesn't actually state it, but Darkness' father is presumably Satan... which makes sense due to the two large horns protruding out from the sides of the Dark Lord's head, the cloven hooved feet, sharp chompers, yellow snake-like eyes and blood-red, inflamed skin (when it's not blue).
~ The Lord of Darness is shown holding a staff for promotional images for the film, however it is never displayed in the actual film.



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  14a  TALL MANNY

~ Nomenclature = 'Tall man'.
~ Horror film character description: Tall Man (aka Jebediah Morningside) – Is the main antagonist of the Phantasm horror movies. He's portrayed as a mortician with superhuman strengths; telekinetic, shapeshifting, et cetera., but mainly just scowling and opening one eye while he skulks around.
def'n: Tall man – slang. Giving someone the middle finger.
def'n: Tall – Fanciful and difficult to believe; unlikely. A tall tale.
 
14b  FRAN TASM

~ Nomenclature = 'Phantasm'.
~ Horror film description: Phantasm (1979 fantasy/horror) – A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons on his body.
def’n: Phantasm – A figment of the imagination; an illusion or apparition.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The Tall Man character is portrayed telekinetically "holding" a 'sphere' as it hovers over his hand. The iconic mortician utilizes these flying metallic spheres or "Sentinels" that conceal inside them offensive weapons, including blades, drills, lasers and even circular saws. The spheres are considered to be the Tall Man's signature weapons; they contain and are controlled by the shrunken brains removed from 'the Lurkers'.
~ Note that the pictured sphere also has (a fork and) a toothbrush; any kid's secret fear.



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  15a  ABNORMAL NORMAN

~ Nomenclature = Similar sounding name, Norman, to go with the word 'abnormal'.
~ Horror film character description: Norman Bates (Norma Bates) – The main antagonist whose mother, Norma preached to him that sexual intercourse was sinful and all women (herself excluded) were whores; the later is murdered with strychnine along with her new husband, Joe Considine; Norman slowly 'becomes' his mother.
def'n: Abnormal – Deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying.
 
15b  PSYCHO JOE

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Joe with the word 'psycho'.
~ Horror film description: Psycho (1960 slasher/horror) – A Phoenix secretary embezzles a sum of money from her employer's client and goes on the run. Checks into a remote motel run by a young man under his controlling mother.
def’n: Psycho – A psychopath.
def’n: Psychopath – A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ The Norman Bates character can be seen holding both his favorite shower-scene murder weapon and his mother's skull; wearing his mother's nightgown and a wig. Minus the slight rosy cheeks, it's wonderful to see a black and white painting to go with the B&W movie.
~ The inspiration for the piece is twofold; Norman does keep his mother in a rocker in the basement as she 'talks' to him, but the image is also a shout-out to OS1 GPK character 35a 'Wrinkly RANDY' and 35b 'Rockin' ROBERT' painted by John Pound who is feebly holding a walking cane instead of a butcher's knife.
~ The 'rocking' vibrations of the downward stroking knife is great. Like Leatherface, the character was inspired by the crimes of real-life murderer Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein (The Butcher of Plainfield).



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  16a  RANDY CANDY

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Randy with the word 'candy'.
~ Horror film description: Candyman (1992 slasher/horror) – The Candyman, a murderous individual witha hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to the reality world by a skeptic grad student researching the killer's urban legend. The Candyman was an artist and son of a slave who had his hand severed before being murdered.
def’n: Candy – A sweet 'food' made with sugar or syrup combined, sometimes combined with fruit, chocolate or nuts.
def'n: Bait – To prepare (a hook, trap, net, etc.) with bait to entice fish or animals..
 
16b  SWEET PETE

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Pete with the word 'sweet'; Sweet Pete's Candy.
def’n: Sweet – Having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey. British. A small shaped piece of confectionery made with sugar.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ After the character had his painting hand severed off and replaced with a hook, he was smeared with honey taken from a local apiary prompting the locals to chant "Candyman" as hungry bees stung him to death. The character is known to open his coat revealing his chest cavity (or ribcage) full of bees.
~ The candy and bees bring to mind the idiom: sweet like honey, stings like a bee.



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  17a  PENNY WISE

~ Nomenclature = 'Pennywise' the clown.
~ Horror character description: Pennywise (aka It, Mr. Robert "Bob" Gray and Pennywise the Dancing Clown) – The main antagonist of Stephen King's 1986 horror novel It who has the power to manipulate, shapeshift and possess.
def'n: Pennywise – Extremely careful about the way one spends even small amounts of money; every single penny.
def'n: Penny – A one-cent coin equal to one hundredth of a dollar.
def'n: Wise – Having or showing experience, knowledge and good judgment. informal. To make wisecracks.
 
17b  FLOATIN' COLTIN

~ Nomenclature = Rhyme; the name Coltin with the word 'float+ing'.
~ Horror television adaption description: It (1990 fantasy/horror) – It's 1960 and seven pre-teen outcasts (The Losers Club) fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown; thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
def’n: Float – To rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking. To move or hover slowly and lightly in a liquid or the air; to drift.
def’n: Clown – A comic entertainer, wearing a traditional constume and exaggerated makeup. To behave in a comical way; to act playfully.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ Although Pennywise can be seen with a multitude of balloons, the yellow one he holds in the storm drain is the most popular. There is also a famous float quote in the book and movie where the kid believes Pennywise is talking about boats and balloons floating, but in actuality, he's talking about dead bodies.
~ Notice the humorous 'pinky up' or 'pinky out' while holding the strung up balloon; refers to tea etiquette and class; nowadays connotes elitism. Some individuals do this naturally or out of habit.
~ "Want your boat, Georgie ... and a balloon? ... they all float down here."



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  18a  AXIN' JACKSON

~ Nomenclature = Action Jackson; a character name from the 1988 action film.
~ Horror film description: The Shining (1980 drama/horror) – A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father, Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson), into violence while his psychic son sees horrible forbodings from the past and future.
def'n: Ax – A tool typically used for chopping wood, usually a steel blade attached at a right angle to a wooden handle. verb. To end suddenly and ruthlessly. To cut or strike with an ax, violently and ruthlessly.
def'n: Fire axe – A special type of axe used by firefighters, typically featuring a pick-shaped pointed poll (area of the head opposite the cutting edge) and a vivid color to make it easily visible during an emergency.
 
18b  HERE S. JOHNNY

~ Nomenclature = "Heeeere's Johnny"; a reference at that time to The Tonight Show when it starred host Johnny Carson. 'Jack' may be a nickname for the name Johnny.
def’n: Here – In, at or to this place or position. Used when introducing something or someone.
 
THE COLD HARD CARD FACTS:

~ Although it appears the character is chopping through a wall, in the movie he's hacking through a bathroom door to get to his family.
~ The word "REDRUM" scrawled on the inside of the bathroom wall by the son Danny is seen through the bathroom mirror by the mother where she sees that it reads the word "MURDER". A plot device that Stephen King used in his novel The Shining.
 
DEFINITIONS TAKEN IN PART FROM THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY + WIKI











1. The first seven cards in the eighteen character set were initially released as limited edition Art Prints under the 'Slop Culture Kids' moniker; they were posted to Mark's website in March of 2016 for $70 and have since then sold out. A few of the character's names have slightly changed to the sticker line and Jason Voorhees has been given his mask to wear. The first time Horrorible Kids became available on sticker in sheet format was in the middle of 2016 also under Pingitore's 'Slop Culture Kids' clothing line (t-shirts) with the 'Horror Kids - Series 1' title. The package came '3 Sticker Sheets' for $10; these are still available on the Magic Marker Art website.




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2. The Horrorible Kids T-shirts were available for Pingitore's aforementioned 'Slop Culture Kids' clothing line starting in October of 2016. Six different T-shirts were available in great dark colors; these are still available on the Magic Marker Art website for $20.



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3. Prior to the Horrorible Series 1 release on during October 2016, two months prior in August an Enamel Pin of 4a CHAIN SAUL was available for purchase for $13 from Cavity Colors website who partnered with Pingitore to release the limited edition quantity of 150 pins (which sold out fast). The second enamel pin released by Magic Marker Art is 1a ADAM N. EVIL from the Disasters of the Universe set with the pin backing being an ingenius replica of the card back; albeit, downsized to pin-size. The "CHAIN SAUL" pin was advertised as a sneak peek on Magic Marker Art's Facebook page.



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4. The unofficial, online Promotional Material in the form of electronic pictures acted as ads for the Horrorible Kids Series 1 on social media in early October of 2016 for a Hallowe'en release date. The initial ad ran on Mark Pingitore's pages had the 'Halloween 2016' tagline and portrayed three previously published characters; note that 4a CHAIN SAUL and 4b MASS A. CARL now have a blue nameplate -- the purple nameplate does not appear in the set (bummer). The second and third 'sneak peek' preview ads were exclusive ads that could be found posted to GPKWorld and GeePeeKay social media pages and websites for the new images of 17a PENNY WISE and 18a AXIN' JACKSON, respectively. The 'Halloween 2016' was changed to 'October 24, 2016' for the actual and updated ad for both images. A decent price tag of $55 for the set; a great price when considering an independent release, vinyl material, die-cuts and some profit.



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5. A Sneak Peek of the first vinyl card in the series, 1a MOMMA'S BOYD, as seen on top of the stacked set was posted to Magic Marker Art's Facebook page in anticipation for the upcoming Horrorible Kids Series 1 release. The circular sticker in the bottom right hand corner seals the protective wrap on the backside of the 'pack'.



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6. On April 29th, 2017, the Magic Marker Art website posted a limited edition pack of 8 Magnets for $15.00 with a print run of only 150 per subject inder the Slop Culture Kids moniker. The 1st Series set contains four characters from the Disasters of the Universe set with castle die-cut, two characters from the Horrorible Kids set with tombstone die-cut and two characters from the G.I.JOKES set with dog-tag die-cuts. The cardboard packaging is modeled after a Topps GPK wrapper with the logo, a yellow background, 'STICKERS' in bold with a white background, a series announcement (starting after the OS1 set) and '5 STICKERS • 1 STICK BUBBLE GUM' printed at the bottom.




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7. Magic Marker Art (aka Mark Pingitore) took to Instagram on May 4th, 2017, to post a pin poll to see if collectors would care to see the character image for cards 1a Momma's BOYD and 1b Crystal LUKE realized as an Enamel Pin. A pin for 4a Chain SAUL had been previously released in 2016.



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8. Mark's appreciation for parody and Garbage Pail Kids can be seen on his Magic Marker Art's website in the form of his personal mascot, a self-caricature modeled after OS2 cards 74a MARK Bark and 74b Kennel KENNY painted by John Pound. This would be the first 'Mark' name in the GPK canon; Pingitore's character is biting down on a No.2 pencil instead of a dog bone.



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9. It is fun to point out that the Horrorible Kids logo has a Skull dotting the 'i's muchlike the beloved 1985 film title The Goonies, except Pingitore has added a cross bone for the body of the 'i's as well.








** DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE + HORRORIBLE KIDS + G.I.JOKES + MUTAGEN CANISTER KIDS **


CARD NO.
CHARACTER NAME
SERIES NO.
ARTIST
1a
MOMMA'S BOYD
1
MARK PINGITORE
1b
CRYSTAL LUKE
1
MARK PINGITORE
2a
ELMER STREET
1
MARK PINGITORE
2b
NIGHT MARION
1
MARK PINGITORE
3a
PIA SOUP
1
MARK PINGITORE
3b
COMPELLED CHRISTY
1
MARK PINGITORE
4a
CHAIN SAUL
1
MARK PINGITORE
4b
MASS A. CARL
1
MARK PINGITORE
5a
HAL RAISER
1
MARK PINGITORE
5b
S. & EMORY
1
MARK PINGITORE
6a
MASKED MICHAEL
1
MARK PINGITORE
6b
SHAUN SHAPE
1
MARK PINGITORE
7a
SILENCED LAMBERT
1
MARK PINGITORE
7b
CANNIBAL HANNIBAL
1
MARK PINGITORE
8a
DUSK TIL DAWN
1
MARK PINGITORE
8b
SEDUCTIVE SELMA
1
MARK PINGITORE
9a
BEETLE BRUCE
1
MARK PINGITORE
9b
JUICY JEFF
1
MARK PINGITORE
10a
GOOD GUY
1
MARK PINGITORE
10b
BAD BRAD
1
MARK PINGITORE
11a
TELLY KINESIS
1
MARK PINGITORE
11b
SCARY SCARY
1
MARK PINGITORE
12a
JIGSAW PAUL
1
MARK PINGITORE
12b
JUMBLED JOHN
1
MARK PINGITORE
13a
DARK NESS
1
MARK PINGITORE
13b
LEGENDARY GARY
1
MARK PINGITORE
14a
TALL MANNY
1
MARK PINGITORE
14b
FRAN TASM
1
MARK PINGITORE
15a
ABNORMAL NORMAN
1
MARK PINGITORE
15b
PSYCHO JOE
1
MARK PINGITORE
16a
RANDY CANDY
1
MARK PINGITORE
16b
SWEET PETE
1
MARK PINGITORE
17a
PENNY WISE
1
MARK PINGITORE
17b
FLOATIN' COLTIN
1
MARK PINGITORE
18a
AXIN' JACKSON
1
MARK PINGITORE
18b
HERE S. JOHNNY
1
MARK PINGITORE
CARD NO.
CHARACTER NAME
SERIES NO.
ARTIST






A BIG THANK-YOU TO PING FOR FINAL ARTWORK IMAGES AND LOGOS