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Pingitore's titles and products are wonderfully influenced by the 80's nostalgic toy and cartoon era. His 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 with a bone in the character's mouth. This would be the first 'Mark' nomenclature within the GPK canon; an earlier version had the canine-like character biting down on a No.2 pencil instead of a pink marker.
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Pingitore's parody sets poking fun at the following properties and/or product brands: Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe, the Horror Film genre, Marvel Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nintendo, Star Wars, Thundercats and Transformers.
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RELEASE TIMELINE

* VINYL-MATTE CARDSTOCK *

DISASTERS of the UNIVERSE : Series 1 : AUG 2016
HORRORIBLE KIDS : Series 1 : OCT 2016
DISASTERS of the UNIVERSE : Series 2 : JAN 2017
G.I.JOKES : Series 1 : FEB 2017
MUTANGEN CANISTER KIDS : Series 1 : APR 2017
DISASTERS of the UNIVERSE : Series 3 : JUN 2017

TRASHFORMERS : Series 1 : AUG 2017
HORRORIBLE KIDS : Series 2 : OCT 2017
STAR WARPED KIDS : Series 1 : NOV 2017
NINTENDOPES : Series 1 : FEB 2018
G.I.JOKES : Series 2 : APR 2018

* VINTAGE-STYLE CARDSTOCK *

HORRORIBLE KIDS : Series 3 + Series 1 & 2 Reprint : AUG 2018
THUNDERBRATS : Series 1 : NOV 2018
MARVELESS KIDS : Series 1 : MAY 2019
HORRORIBLE KIDS : Series 1 - 3 Reprint : AUG 2019
HORRORIBLE KIDS : Series 4 : AUG 2019

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* PRE-PARODY SETS SAMPLES + ART GALLERIES CONTRIBUTIONS + COLLABORATIONS *
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MID-2013

Although not a SCK, Pingitore created a caricature painting of himself titled 'MARK Pinkytore' for the 30 Years of Garbage documentary. The artwork was completed earlier in 2013 in time for the Kickstarter campaign that ended unsuccessfully in January 2014. The image was used to showcase the available premiums one received when pledging. The campaign was then brought over to Indiegogo mid-2014 and ended successfully in November 2014. The doc film was produced and the cards printed by Peel Here Productions, LLC and released to backers mid-2016.

A set of 3 promo cards of the movie poster + a set of artist promo cards could be received by pledging $25 on Kickstarter or selecting the $75 perk on Indiegogo. The participating artists include: Tom Bunk, Layron Dejarnette, Brent Engstrom, Dave Gross, Mark Pingitore, Joe Simko, and Jeff Zapata. Collect parody cards: Tom JUNK, Layron DejarnWET, Brent THINGstrom, David GROWTH, Mark PINKY-tore, Joe SLIMko and Jeff ZeBATHEAD! Three additional promo cards, the movie poster and two directors (Zapata and Simko) was handed out by distributor Indican Pictures in 2017.



JUN 2014

Pingitore started to create a Slop Culture Kids image in June of 2104 and the process was posted to Instagram over several months. June: 'TREY Live / Obey JAY' - Sketch for a future custom GPK painting. July: Custom #theylive #GPK #garbagepailkids TREY Live / Obey JAY color rough. And, finished in August. Prints were added to the Magic Maker Art store during June of 2015 and sold for $15 for each character and sold as a Threadless T-shirt with the character behind a Presidential podium much like the OS2 concept in 2016.
The artwork was later submitted for the Gallery 1988 '30 Years Later (1988)' art exhibit show that ran from April 6th through the 21st, 2018.

The They Live 1988 science fiction thriller film is a story of a wanderer who fights to free a subdued population from mind-controlling aliens by subliminal messages. The main character discovers a pair of sunglasses that enables the wearer to see how the world is being dominated by aliens. in the artwork the alien being is sporting a 'Hot Rod!' 80's fashion button which pays tribute to the main protagonist, Nada (= 'nothing'), played by actor Roddy Piper, born Roderick George Toombs, but best known as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the ex-professional villain wrestler with the nickname "Hot Rod" for displaying his trademark "Scottish" rage and personality traits. The artwork would later find itself within the Horrorible Kids Series 3 release in August 2018 as cards 32a and 32b with the same nomenclature.

* MORE INFO & IMAGES WITHIN THE HORRORIBLE KIDS 1-3 SECTION *
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NOV 2014

The nineth custom SCK image that found it's way into the Horrorible Kids set was for cards 9a Beetle BRUCE and 9b Juicy JEFF was originally created for the Gallery 1988 group show event 'Crazy 4 Cult : Back in L.A.', titled 'BRI O. Exorcist / BRUCE Juice', that ran from December 12th through the 28th, 2014. The art show was a tribute to a plethora of cult movies including 'Beetlejuice'.

The 1988 Beetlejuice film synopsis revolved around a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts and haunt their former home along with an obnoxious ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced "Beetlejuice") from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants.
The event artwork nomenclature 'BRI O. Exorcist' — bio-exorcist — is the freelance work thate Betelgeuse performs, he works with ghosts to scare the living from their homes. And, 'BRUCE Juice', a forename and word rhyme for the second half of Beetlejuice's name.

* MORE INFO & IMAGES WITHIN THE HORRORIBLE KIDS 1-3 SECTION *




NOV 2015 — MAR 2016

The first seven characters found in the Horrorible Kids Series 1
set were originally released as limited edition Art Prints under the Slop Culture Kids moniker; a wordplay on the term 'pop culture' — modern popular culture conveyed through mass and social media
and aimed particularly at younger people — where 'slop' is defined
as a waste material, and a mash-up of the three-worded brand
name 'Garbage Pail Kids'. Around 10 characters found themselves on Threadless T-shirts that went for sale in February 2016.

The prints were posted to Mark's website in March of 2016 for $70. Some nomenclature slightly changed to the sticker card version and Jason Voorhees was given his infamous mask to wear. The characters became available on sticker for the first time, in sheet format, in
the middle of 2016 also under the 'Slop Culture Kids' clothing line
with a 'Horror Kids - Series 1' title; a precursor to Horrorible Kids title.
'Silenced LAMBERT' was originally created for Gallery 1988 for their Crazy 4 Cult : Say Hi To The Bad Guy collection titled 'Fava DEAN / ChiANDY'; different nomenclature than the later card release.

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PRE- JUL 2015

Another custom SCK image was created for the Gallery 1988 group event 'Clue' and titled 'Clue LES / HUGH Dunnit' that ran from June 26th through July 11th, 2015. The art show was a tribute to the infamous who-done-it cult movie 'Clue', starring actor Tim Curry as the butler Wadsworth. The nomenclature 'Clue LES', meaning 'clueless', explains the player or audience not knowing. The six murder weapons can all be found in the painting.

The 1985 comedy film Clue is based on the popular board game of the same name, known as 'Cluedo' outside of North America, a murder mystery game devised by Anthony E. Pratt from Birmingham, England. Manufactured orginally by Waddingtons in 1945 and Parker Brothers and currently owned and published by Hasbro.

NOTE: CONCEPT BY GEEPEEKAY


MAR 2015 — MAY 2016

An early custom piece created for the Gallery 1988 group show 'Idiot box 2', paying tribute to TV, and titled 'ADAM N. Evil / PHIL Mation' consisted of a dual He-Man / Skeletor mash-up character, a split-personality painting made popular by John Pound with characters found within the OS2 and OS3 Garbage Pail Kids sets. The custom final artwork image was posted online during March of 2015 and an image of the character a decal sticker followed in May of 2016 s created for Pingitore's Slop Culture Kids' clothing line, so far only T-shirts, that came free with purchase of an online order. The character was later included in the Disasters of the Universe parody set released in August of 2016, three months later, with a 'Clashed KELDOR' b-name.

Trademark details: the word mark 'Slop Culture Kids' was filed on February 11th,
2016, several months prior to the decal sticker release; note the 'Slop Culture Kids © Magic Marker Art' trademark line. The 'mark drawing' is defined as an illustration: a drawing with word(s)/letter(s)/number(s) in stylized form typeset. And, the 'description of mark' is defined as: the mark consists of the blue word "Slop!" melted text above the words "Culture Kids" in a straight orange to yellow pop art style, however, color is not claimed as a feature of the mark.

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AUG 2015

A custom SCK image found it's way into the Horrorible Kids Series 4 set, released in August of 2019, for cards 78a LOU Pan and 78b Dark DAVID was originally created for the Gallery 1988 group show event 'Crazy 4 Cult 9', titled 'Dark DAVID / LOU Pain', that ran from November 20th through December 5th, 2015. The art show was a tribute to a plethora of cult movies including the film 'Big Trouble in Little China'. Prints were available at NYCC along with prints for a Big Trouble in Little China parody 'AL In The Reflexes / Jacked JACK' and a Mad Max parody 'Furious MAXIMUS / WALT Witness'.

The synopsis for the 1986 Big Trouble in Little China film, starring Kurt Russell, involves truck driver Jack Burton getting caught up in crazy conflict San Francisco's Chinatown rescuing his best friend's fiancee from Lo Pan and breaking the ancient curse that keeps the antogonist a fleshless and immortal spirit.
The event artwork nomenclature 'Dark DAVID' references Lo Pan's alias 'David Lo-Pan', or simply 'Dave'. And, 'LOU Pain / LOU Pan' — a Low Pain (threshold) — a parody of the evil scorcerer's surname 'Lo Pan', sometimes written and seen as 'Lo-Pan'.

* MORE INFO & IMAGES WITHIN THE HORRORIBLE KIDS 4 SECTION *


SEPT 2015

Another Slop Culture Kids custom artwork paid tribute to another popular pastime of the era, video gaming and the nostalgic NES, the Nintendo Entertainment System. The piece was titled BONNIE Hunter — bounty hunter — and Super SAM — Super (Metroid) SAMUS — for the character artwork that was specifically created for the Gallery 1988 group show even titled 'Console Wars', a Super Nintendo and Sega themed show that ran from Dec 11th through the 31st, 2015.

Pingitore had the artwork available for sale on his website during November 2015 along with some Designer Con prints for his custom parody artwork of the Breaking Bad TV program 'Heis N. BERT / BLAKE In. White' (previouly named Heisen BERT) and a Back to the Future parody print titled 'Out A. Tim III / 1.21 Giga WYATT'; with similar nomenclature of an earlier commissioned piece titled 'Outa TIM / Messy MARTY'.

Although this parody version of Samus did not find her way into any Magic Marker Art parody set, a different iteration fo Samus Aran can be found in the 2018 Nintendopes parody set release as cards 4a SAMUS I. Ran and 4b Met ROY.

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PRE-JAN 2016

Another SCK custom artwork piece by Pingitore titled 'Mer MANNY / BALOO Steel' was specifically created for the Gallery 1988 group show even titled 'Zoolander : Really Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Art Show', a Zoolander tribute themed show that ran from January 9th through the 30th, 2016, poking further fun at the male modeling industry. The character is modeled after the Garbage Pail Kids image for OS3 cards 108a Smelly SALLY and 108b Fishy PHYLLIS painted by John Pound. The nomenclature 'Mer MANNY' equals merman and 'BALOO Steel' which stands for Blue Steel, the main protagonist in the movie Zoolander portrayed by actor Ben Stiller.

A very close concept and pose could later be found within the Disasters of the Universe Series 1 set released in August 2016 as cards 9a Mer MANNY, with the same a-name, and 9b Gilled GIL, both body of works appearing in a similar seducing and seductive position.


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MAR 2016

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 "CHAIN SAUL" pin was advertised as a sneak peek on Magic Marker Art's Facebook page.

A soft enamel pin sneak-peek image for card 3a PIA Soup from the Horrorible Kids card set was posted to social media on August 15, 2017, thus, adding to the Magic Markers Art product line, most specifically to the popular pin line. On September 18th, two additional pins were pictured with only the card backs for 4a Chain SAUL and 6a Masked MICHAEL. The three Halloween-advertisted pins were eventually released on 10/12/2017 for a $27 bundle or $10ea — all three limited to 150. This would be the second, slightly different release for 4a Chain SAUL, previously released by Cavity Colors.

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JAN 2016

Pingitore created a parody of The Fly character titled 'BRENDAN Fly / In SETH D. Cide" that was specifically created for the Gallery 1988 group show event '30 Years Later' that ran from March 25th through April 9th, 2016. The art show was a tribute to all of the cult movies that were released during 1986 including Big Trouble in Little China, Little Shop of Horrors, Labyrinth, Pretty in Pink, Aliens, et cetera.

The Fly (1986 drama/sci-fi) film synopsis involves a scientist, Seth Brundle (played by actor Jeff Goldbum), who completes a teleportation device and tests the machine out on himself; an undetected housefly slips into the device during the process and the character slowly changes into a fly due to cell muatation complications and turns into a monster
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Pingitore created a different concept for his Horrorible Kids Series 4 release for cards 49a MATT O. Morphosis and 49b House FRY.

* MORE INFO & IMAGES WITHIN THE HORRORIBLE KIDS 4 SECTION *


FEB 2016

The eighth custom SCK image that found it's way into the Horrorible Kids set was for cards 8a Dusk Til DAWN and 8b Seductive SELMA that was specifically created for the Gallery 1988 group show event '20 Years Later' that ran from July 1st through July 16th, 2016. The art show was a tribute to all of the cult movies that were released in 1996 including Fargo, Mars Attacks, From Dusk Till Dawn, Scream, Independence Day, Space Jam, Romeo & Juliet, et cetera.

The From Dusk till Dawn (1996 horror/crime) film synopsis involves 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.
Movie actor Selma Hayek played 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.

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MAR 2016

Pingitore's tribute piece, a character parody playing homage to John Pound's OS1 cards 9a Boozin' BRUCE and 9b Drunk KEN was created for his Slop Culture Kids line early in 2016 titled 'Tipsy TYRION / Half MANNY'. The image was sold as prints and as a Threadless T-shirt online. The painting showcases the true non-reversed OS1 imagery that Topps corrected for the Abrams GPK book, but changed up the animals to coincide with the 'Game of Thrones' sigils: a 'yellow lion with green barf for the house of Lannister instead of the 'green snake', the 'blue direwolf' of house Stark instead of the 'blue bunny' and a 'pink dragon' of house Targaryen instead of the 'pink elephant'. A similar tribute piece can also be located within the Marveless Kids parody set for cards 6a Tanked TONY and 6b DAMON In A Bottle in the reversed OS1 position.

* MORE INFORMATION WITHIN THE MARVELESS KIDS SECTION *


MAR 2016

Pingitore created a parody of the Punisher character in March of 2106 specifically intended for two future conventions; the Wizard World in Philadelphia that took place on June 2nd through the 5th and the SuperToyCon that took place August 5th through the 7th of that year. His Instagram post on March 21st stated: Punish EARL / Furious FRANK - Starting on some projects for Cons this year. The Slop Culture Kids character image was sold on T-shirt for $25 at both shows.

The artwork would later show up in the Marveless Kids release in May of 2019 as cards 11a Punish EARL and 11b Furious Frank; the same nomenclature from three years prior. Punisher is a crime fighter starring in Marvel Comics whose first appearance was 'The Amazing Spider-Man' #129 in February 1974. The 'Furious Frank' name stems from the character's true alias 'Frank Castle', born 'Francis Castiglione', an Italian-American vigilante who punishes as part of his crime fighting and driven by revenge.

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SEPT 2016

Pingitore created a parody of the character Judge Dredd titled 'Dread PHIL / Judge N. JERRY' that was specifically created for the Gallery 1988 group show event 'Crazy 4 Cult X' that ran from October 21st through November 5th, 2016. The art show was a tribute to a plethora of cult movies including the 1995 science fiction action film 'Judge Dredd starring Sylvester Stallone'.

The movie is based on the comic book character of the same name and takes place in a dystopian future where the main protagonist, Joseph Dredd, is convicted for a crime he did not commit. Dredd is a Judge by day, a police officer with instant filed judiciary powers. The character nomenclature, 'Dread PHIL' meaning 'dreadful': involving great suffering, fear or unhappiness. An event that is extremely bad and/or serious. The 'Judge N. JERRY' name is short for the phrase 'judge, jury and executioner', meaning that the person is in charge of every decision made and that they have the power to be rid of whomever they choose, and by means they see fit.


JUN 2016

Pingitore created a parody painting poking fun at the popular M.U.S.C.L.E. figures toy craze from the '80s. On July 16th on his Instagram account, Mark mentioned; KENNY Kuman / Muscular MANNY - A preview of a painting I did for the GPK-Con exclusive card set that will be available at #SuperToyCon in Las Vegas in a few short weeks. The image would be released as card P7 at Orleans Arena Las Vegas August 5th through the 7th without any nomenclature as a regular card and also as a prismatic card printed by GPK and Wacky Warehouse for the Super Toy Con.

The toy line was licensed in 1985 for the American market and called M.U.S.C.L.E., aka Muscleman, an English title derived from the Kinnikuman anime and manga franchise in Japan which is based on professional wrestling. The original line lauched in Japan in 1983 and called Kinkeshi ('keshi' meaning 'eraser'), a popular line of monochromatic collectible erasers. The U.S. version uses a harder rubber than Kinkeshi. The nomeclature created by Pingitore but not used on the cards 'KENNY Kuman' = Kinnikuman, the anime that the Kinkeshi figures are based on, and 'Muscular MANNY' = muscleman, the English title for Kinnikuman.


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* The Topps GPK 2017 Series 1 ADAM-Geddon set, released in January, was the last set that Pingitore submitted material for during 2016.
Mark ended his freelance gig with Topps in order to pursue his own personal line of parody releases through his Magic Marker Art website.
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OCT 2017

Pingitore teamed up with Toy Snobs in October 2017 for a T-shirt and enamel pin release for a RoboCop GPK-esque parody titled 'ROBERTO Cop'. Mark's Instagram re-post mentioned: I worked on this t-shirt collab with Toy Snobs, releasing 10/27! Repost @toysnobs ··· 10/27 Mark Pingitore x Toy Snobs. A sneak peek of just the character's face was posted to Instagram on August 17th, 2017 by Toy Snobs, and the T-shirt and pin went live on October 27th, 2017.

The RoboCop movie was released in 1987 and revolves around a Detroit MI police officer who is mortally wounded in the line of duty and transformed into a superhero cyborg that battles crime. The T-shirt has a 'card number' 84a next to the Toy Snobs logo, a nostalgic 'EAT HERE' parody 'PEEL HERE' arrow, playing up the 'cops, coffee and donuts' stereotype, and a 'Toy Snobs x Mark Pingitore : 1984 Never Grow Up, Inc.' trademark line under the 'ROBERTO Cop' nameplate, all paying tribute to the Garbage Pail Kids card layout.



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NOV 2017


Pingitore created a parody painting poking fun at the humorous holiday movie A Christmas Story from 1983, specifically the character's pink bunny pajamas and the Red Ryder BB gun he really wants as a gift. On December 18th on his Instagram account, Mark mentioned; Rifled RALPHIE / Red RYDER - This art will be used for one of the cards for an exclusive set available at Gross Card Con, which is only about two months away! I had to post it for Christmas though. Thanks to sircreate for letting me run with his concept. The image would be released as prismatic card P6 at Cirucs Circus Las Vegas February 23rd through the 25th without any nomenclature and printed by GPK and Wacky Warehouse for the Super Toy Con. Topps requested that the showrunners to change the name and Gross Card Con was coined. A sketch and color rough for the infamous leg lamp also appeared on Pingitore's social media during December 2015 in time for Christmas titled 'Frag E. LAYLA / MARJORY Ward'.

A second GCC image by Pingitore was released for card #9 using his previous artwork 'Tipsy TYRION / Half MANNY' created around March 2016, also printed with no nomenclature. The Rifled RALPHIE image would later be released as a Christmas card in 2018; Mark posted on Dec 18th of that year: Do you want to receive a Magic Marker Art Christmas card? It's a major award! We are one week from Christmas, but it's not too late! A limited stock of "Rifled RALPHIE" 5 x 7 greeting cards are available to order RIGHT NOW! They are $4 each, and come signed inside. Also, the first 25 orders will come with a free Rifled Ralphie Gross Card Con trading card (blank white back)!
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SEPT 2018


Pingitore teamed up with Special Ed Toys (The Original Since 1983) in the Fall of 2018 for an enamel pin collaboration for a Presidential Darth Vader and ADAM Bomb mash-up. Mark's Instagram re-post mentioned: Sneak peek at a pin design I did for a collab with @specialedtoys #repost ··· Here's a little sneak peek of my collab pin with the awesomely talented @magicmarkerart. One man's terrible idea to create his own private real life shitty sci-fi movie is another man's terrible pun! I'll be debuting "Space Force Kids" at the @patchesandpinsexpo this Saturday the 18th so if you're going then be sure to drop by our booth (# R26) to pick one up because I only ordered a small amount due to time constraints and who knows if they'll even make it online?!? Full reveal to come once they're in hand! *original pin design and artwork by @magicmarkerart *card layout and design by @moctoys *concept and terribleness by yours truly.

The regular pin back with a galaxy background has the curved logo Space Force Kids in blue, a nameplate with 'Death Star DONALD' nomenclature, a card number of '83ed' and a 'PEE HERE' parody of the nostaglic 'PEEL HERE' arrow. The variation pin has a banner-style logo in Russian and the 'Death Star DONALD' name both in red lettering. The character contains a red suit and cape and the Death Star is pictured in the background. $10ea.
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LATE 2018

Pingitore created a parody painting poking fun at 'Lady Justice', the allegorical personification of the moral code upheld by judicial systems. On January 11th on his Instagram account, Mark mentioned; Vegas Gross Card Con is less than two months away! Here is one of the cards I painted for the exclusive show cards. We chose from our unused/rejected concepts for this one, and this was an unused concept from GPK Brand New Series 1. The image would be released as card #19 at Westgate Las Vegas March 1st through the 3rd without any nomenclature as a regular card and also as a matte-finish card printed by GPK and Wacky Warehouse for the Toy Con.

The 'Lady Justice', or Justitia (Latin), statue or image is pictured with a blindfold, a scale balance, and a sword; often appearing next to Predentia who holds a mirrror and a snake. Marks BNS concept contained the nomenclature 'GALE Scale / Blind JUSTICE' (Justine?) where the character is holding an imbalanced scale of garbage and a used toilet plunger.


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MID 2018


Pingitore created his own version of 8-bit Zombie's mascot 'THRASHOR', that has been given several MOTU-inspired action figures and packaging. On January 21st 2019 Mark mentioned on Instagram: This was a super fun one I painted last year. I love everything @8bz puts out, and was honored to give Thrashor my own spin! #8bitzombie #8bz #thrashor #garbagepailkids #cabbagepatchkids #nes #powerglove #nowyoureplayingwithpower.

The artwork contains the character's shortened name, 'THRASH' on a baseball cap, the character wearing the popular NES Power Glove, sporting black All-Star shoes and controlling his hoverboard-like skateboard with a NES controller. '8-BIT ZOMBIE' has released video game and popculture trading cards in the past inspired by Garbage Pail Kids.
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LATE 2018

Pingitore created a second parody painting poking fun at 'Madballs', specifically the Horn Head character. On January 12th on his Instagram account, Mark mentioned; Here’s my second Vegas Gross Card Con card. This is for a toy themed set. The image would be released as card #7 at Westgate Las Vegas March 1st through the 3rd without any nomenclature as a regular card and also as a matte-finish card printed by GPK and Wacky Warehouse for the Toy Con event.

The Horn Head character was introduced by Amtoy in the Madball Series 1 release within their rubber ball range of toys during the mid-1980s. A violet-colored one-eyed ogre with a single horn on top of his head, pointy ears, and a disheveled black beard, along with a nose ring. The parody artwork shows the character with a body, checking out a 'PLAYTOY' magazine, a reference to 'PLAYBOY', where the character is so excited he's lost his head. This is a direct tribute to the OS9 GPK characters for cards 352a HERMAN Hormone and 352b Turned-On RON painted by artist Tom Bunk.


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JUL 2019


Pingitore created an original artwork piece for DKE Toys for the 'LET'S EAT!' Giant Robot food-themed group art show that took place between August 24th through September 11th, 2019. Mark mentioned the show on Instagram on August 11th and gave a sneak peek of the color rough: I’ll have a painting in this show! Swipe to see the list of artists and a sneak peek at the color rough for my painting. #parody #garbagepailkids #cabbagepatchkids . #Repost @sarahjomarks ··· I curated an art show with @lukechueh for @giantrobot. It opens August 24 and is all about FOOD!

The 'Salty SAM' GPK-inspired character is covered in salt and mustard with his arms twisted into a pretzel-shaped piece of food. The artwork card mock-up has a 'GO HERE' nostalgic 'PEEL HERE' arrow and 'gr2' card number for 'Giant Robot'. Mark mentioned the show a second time on Instagram and social media on August 22nd: I did this painting for the Let’s Eat! group art show opening this Saturday, August 24th at @giantrobot.


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