THE TOPPS COMPANY AND ABRAMS ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PUBLISHING ALLIANCE

February 22, 2011; New York, NY: Topps, a leading global marketer of collectibles and confections, has granted ABRAMS, the preeminent publisher of illustrated books, an exclusive license to publish books inspired by Topps’ long-standing presence in sports and popular culture. The multi-year arrangement is expected to yield an array of non-fiction and fiction sports and entertainment-themed books and calendars, which will be published across all of the ABRAMS imprints, including Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; and Stewart, Tabori & Chang. The deal was negotiated at Topps by Ira Friedman, VP of Global Licensing, and at ABRAMS by Charles Kochman, Editorial Director. The first line of books is slated to release in spring of 2012.

“The word ‘Topps’ conjures up memories of collecting sports heroes and chronicling pop culture phenomena. Plus, who can forget the unmistakable aroma of Topps’ classic Bazooka bubble gum?” said Michael Jacobs, ABRAMS President and CEO. “We look forward to working with the Topps team to capitalize on the appeal of their iconic brand in all kinds of book formats, and look to provide great reading experiences for adults and kids of all ages.”

In 2008, Topps and ABRAMS collaborated on a project for the first time. An exquisitely produced, cleverly packaged full-color hardcover book based upon Topps’ own Wacky Packages parody property generated much acclaim, both critically and commercially, and spawned a follow-up edition as well as the first-ever Wacky Packages calendar. This initial relationship prompted discussions of other possible projects in the vast Topps’ portfolio, which led to the alliance.

“We welcome the opportunity to greatly expand our partnership with ABRAMS,” said Ryan O’Hara, Topps President and CEO. “ABRAMS is a best-in-class publisher whose reputation for quality, innovation, and success is indisputable. They also have a profound appreciation of Topps’ rich history and our powerful impact on consumers today. They not only understand our past but are also aligned with our vision for the future,” said O’Hara.

In addition to a focus on creating top-notch traditional books, the scope of the new venture encompasses cutting-edge formats and technologies, including electronic books. A fiction series geared primarily toward 7-10-year-old boys is also on the agenda. The new fiction will serve as potential media content, consistent with Topps’ strategy to expand into film, TV, and other media platforms.



PRAISE FOR Garbage Pail Kids:

"If you ask me, reliving my time with Bad Breath Seth and Potty Scotty is worth the cover price alone." —USAToday.com

"I worried that [the Garbage Pail Kids] might seem too time-bound for their own good; but if anything, 27 years later, they’re more poignant. Maybe it’s because I’m a worried, concerned adult, but more likely it’s because nothing is ever as funny as it is when you’re ten years old—and everything is a lot scarier." —CapitalNewYork.com

"The book is a wonderfully designed tribute to these shit-disturbing cards in all their graphic, full-color glory." —ComicsBeat.com

"There's a lot of interesting stuff in Spiegelman's intro, and in the afterward by John Pound, the artist who originated and drew the bulk of the Kids. But the real reason to buy this book is for the graphic brilliance of the art itself." —Boston Phoenix




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ABRAMS BOOK RELEASE : APRIL 1, 2012

The first official Topps Garbage Pail Kids mini-sized coffee-table artbook was released on April 1, 2012 with a $19.95 SRP with later subsequent editons costing $21.95; the publication shipped two weeks early in the month of March if ordered online and available at a significant discount. The 224 page book was published by Abrams Books (fna Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 'HNA'), specifically the Abrams ComicArt division, both being a subsidiary of the French publisher La Martinière Groupe, and covers the first five GPK releases, OS1 through OS5. The book is accompanied with four, die-cut bonus sticker cards of previously unpublished artwork. Fifteen known editions, fourteen different productions, are in print for the Abrams U.S. release as of 2020.



HARDCOVER + 4 BONUS CARDS : EDITIONS 1, 2/3, 4 — 15; 14 PRODUCTIONS
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK — ORIGINAL ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
PUBLICATION DATE: APRIL 1, 2012; PRINT RUNS THROUGH 2021
SRP: $21.95 — PAGE COUNT: 224 — ILLUSTRATIONS: 206
FORMATS: HARDCOVER + EBOOK — RIGHTS: WORLD/ALL
BOOK DIMENSION : 7.2 x 5.9 x 1.1 IN — TRIM SIZE: 5 1/2 x 7 1/8
ISBN-10 : 141970270X — ISBN-13 : 978-1-4197-0270-9 — EAN: 9781419702709


DESCRIPTION: Garbage Pail Kids—a series of collectible stickers produced by Topps in the 1980s—combined spectacular artwork and over-the-top satire. The result was an inspired collaboration between avant-garde cartoonists and humorists including Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and Jay Lynch. A new generation of fans continues to embrace this pop-culture phenomenon as Garbage Pail Kids stickers are still being published. Now, for the first time, all 206 rare and hard-to-find images from Series 1 through 5 are collected in an innovative package, along with a special set of four limited-edition, previously unreleased bonus stickers. This exciting follow up to Wacky Packages is guaranteed to appeal to die-hard collectors as well as a new generation of fans.



H.M. FRENCH HARDCOVER : OCTOBER 25, 2012
H.M. FRENCH COLLECTOR REISSUE : OCTOBER 27, 2017


The French Les Crados publication was released October of 2012, close to the time of the U.S. BNS1 set, published by Huggin Muninn Editions for 19.90€. The hardcover book is almost exactly the same size as its American counterpart and includes Les Crados sets 1 and 2, covering the U.S. OS1 through OS5 images only, nothing for sets OS6 through OS10. The French edition is not designed to look like a card pack, therefore, there is no dust jacket on the book and uses the original final card image and not the rendered wrapper artwork. The release does not include any bonus cards, however, the book runs over 224 pages, includes a section in the back with eighteen images U.S. OS1 - OS5 images not included in the original Les Crados releases plus additional images at the end of the book along with 'Les Crados En France' story.



HARDCOVER : NO BONUS CARDS — 232 PAGE BOOK
ORIGINAL ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOOK DIMENSION : 18,6 x 2,2 x 14,5 CM
ISBN-10 : 2364800307 — ISBN-13 : 978-2364800304


DESCRIPTION: MATHIEU the disgusting, ROBIN fingers, RENÉE Morvoné, but also GASTON Buttons, Bad HELEN, FRÉDÉRIC Atomic, Fly ARMELLE, Émile ÉMILE, AGNÈS head-of-buttocks ... Genuine social phenomena of the late 80s, The Crados have marked generations of fascinated children and upset parents. Find the best of them in this collector's book prefaced by their unsuspecting creator: Art Spiegelman, the author of Maus!



REISSUE + 4 BONUS CARDS (FRENCH TEXT ON REVERSE) — 232 PAGE BOOK
ORIGINAL ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOOK DIMENSION : 18,8 x 2,2 x 14,6 CM
ISBN-10 : 2364805945 — ISBN-13 : 978-2364805941


In October of 2017, five years later, a hardcover reissue collector edition, incorrectly listed as a softcover/paperback, of the French Les Crados book was released by Huggin Muninn Editions for 19.95€ "inclus : avec un paquet de 4 cartes inédites" — includes : a pack of 4 new cards, listed on the back cover with a new nameplate. Also stated as: "version collector avec cartes" — collector (edition) version with cards. The Huginn & Muninn label was born in 2010 and specializes in new pop, geek and graphic cultures and partners with Abrams, Dorling Kindersley 'DK', Insight Editions, et cetera.



ABRAMS WALL CALENDAR : AUGUST 6, 2013

The first official Topps Garbage Pail Kids wall calendar was released on August 6, 2013 with a $14.99 SRP tag; the publication shipped early in the month of July if ordered online and available at a discount. The 16-month calendar was published by Abrams ComicArts and covers twelve characters from the first five GPK series sets, Orginal Series 1 through Original Series 5. The calendar is accompanied with four bonus sticker cards of previously unpublished artwork.



SOFTCOVER + 4 BONUS CARDS — 24 PAGE CALENDAR
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK — ORIGINAL ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
CALENDAR DIMENSION : 7.2 x 5.9 x 1.1 IN
ISBN-10 : 141970818X — ISBN-13 : 978-1-4197-0818-3


DESCRIPTION: Garbage Pail Kids—a series of collectible stickers produced in the 1980s—combined spectacular artwork and over-the-top satire. The result was an inspired collaboration between avant-garde cartoonists and humorists including Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and Jay Lynch. Based on Abrams’ bestselling book, this first-ever 16-month calendar features many of the most popular images from Series 1 through 5 from 1985 and 1986. Includes 4 bonus collectible stickers.




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GPK YOUTH NOVEL SERIES : 2020 + 2021

Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series. AMULET BOOKS, an imprint of Abrams Books, publishes novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction for young adults and middle-grade readers from a stellar roster of authors.
More information further below.
Welcome to Smellville (Garbage Pail Kids Book 1 + Audio) by R. L. Stine (Author) — October 2020
Thrills and Chills (Garbage Pail Kids Book 2) by R. L. Stine (Author) — May 2021
Camp Daze (Garbage Pail Kids Book 3) by R. L. Stine (Author) — October 2021




GPK YOUTH NOVEL : BOOK #1
RELEASE: U.S. SEPT 29, 2020 — ORIG. OCT 6, 2020; UK SEPT 29, 2020
DIGITAL + AUDIO: SEPT 29, 2020 — ORIG. OCT 6, 2020
HARDCOVER: 208 PAGES




Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon
Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series
Welcome to Smellville (Garbage Pail Kids Book 1) + 4 exclusive bonus stickers
by R. L. Stine (Author), Jeff Zapata (Illustrator), Joe Simko (Illustrator)
NOTE: ARTIST FRED WHEATON ASSISTED ZAPATA WITH INKING

DESCRIPTION: Welcome to the town of Smellville, where nine kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious new series from bestselling author R. L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janie—get into mischief at their middle school, all while battling bullies and their archenemies, Penny and Parker Perfect. These all-new illustrated stories are sure to amuse, entertain, and blow away readers of all ages. Bonus: includes four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers!

AMULET BOOKS, an imprint of Abrams Books, publishes novels, graphic novels, and fiction for young adults and middle-grade readers from a stellar roster of authors. Amulet Books falls under, and was promoted by, the Abrams Kids division. Blackstone Audio produced the audiobook and CDs for the release which falls under Blackstone Publishing company, one of the largest independent audiobooks publishers in the United States.


Pre-orders for book one were so overwhelming that a concurrent second print run occurred. At release, both a first
print run (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) and a second print run (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2) of the book can be found. Several virtual interviews were held with the auther, R.L. Stine, and signed copies of the book could be acquired with bookplates from B.A.M., Mysterious Galaxy B., and other bookstores across the nation. Barnes & Noble had a 'signed book' pre-order but most orders were cancelled due to lack of fulfillment.



FINAL ARTWORK BY JOE SIMKO

FEB 21, 2021 PRESS RELEASE — LI©ENSEGLOBAL
Abrams Children’s Books has announced the future publication of “Garbage Pail Kids #1: Welcome to Smellville,” the first book in a middle-grade series inspired by the Garbage Pail Kids. The deal for three books, including world rights, was negotiated by Charles Kochman, editorial director, Abrams, and Ira Friedman, vice president, global licensing, Topps. Kochman will also edit the books.
R.L. Stine, author of the “Goosebumps” and “Fear Street” series, has signed on to author the book. The series will feature cover art by Joe Simko and interior illustrations by Jeff Zapata, both mainstay artists for the GPK brand for Topps. Each book in the series will be packaged with four exclusive sticker cards.
“The Garbage Pail Kids are ghastly, loud, messy, out of control… out of their minds,” says Stine. “In other words, my kind of kids. I’m hoping to create a book series that captures all the loopy slapstick fun of these uniquely awful characters, to get all middle-grade kids reading – and laughing.”
“R. L. Stine’s gifted storytelling and enormous youth following offers the Garbage Pail Kids franchise the opportunity to connect with a new generation,” says Friedman. “While our brand’s community of lifelong collectors remains as passionate as ever, we’re also very excited to see GPK engage with the audience where it all started: kids! We can’t wait to celebrate our 35th anniversary throughout the year leading up to the release of ‘Welcome to Smellville’ in October!”“Welcome to Smellville” will release in hardcover, eBook and audio editions on October 6, 2020.



The final cover image was revealed on July 21, 2020 during the San Diego Comic-Con@Home exclusive merchandise release information. The only change from the original mock-up image was the purple + yellow spine cover was changed to a green + purple spine cover, with imagery similar to the GIANT Series card-back borders with garbage + gross-out bits, and a green splatter notice that the book 'INCLUDES 4 BONUS STICKERS!' Little Golden Books®, a part of Peguin Random House, contacted ABRAMS Books, after the original image release in February 2020, stating the yellow + purple spine cover was too close in appearance to their 'A Little Golden Book' series with the distinctive gold + black spine cover, containing random images of flowers, animals and insects line artwork.



GPK YOUTH NOVEL AUDIOBOOK #1 : UNABRIDGED
DIGITAL + AUDIO: SEPT 29, 2020 — ORIG. OCT 6, 2020



R. L. Stine (Author), Joe Simko (Cover Illustrator)
NARRATED BY JORDAN FISHER (AS ADAM BOMB), DASCHA POLANCO (AS BABBLING BROOKE),
JONIECE ABBOTT-PRATT (AS BRAINY JANEY), RAMÓN DE OCAMPO (AS CRANKY FRANKIE), ANDREW EIDEN
(AS LUKE PUKE), BRADFORD HASTINGS (AS JUNKFOOD JOHN), KIRBY HEYBORNE (AS NERVOUS REX),
JAMES MURPHY (AS THE MIGHTY HAIRBALL), AND JIM MESKIMEN (AS COACH SWEATYPANTS)


Blackstone Audio Inc., based out of Oregon, produced the audiobook and CDs for the audio releases that falls under the Blackstone Publishing company, one of the largest independent audiobooks publishers in the United States. Blackstone distributes directly to its consumers through their e-commerce subscription website Downpour-dot-com including digital products. The audiobook was first listed as 7hrs in duration but later updated to 2.5 hours in total. Blackstone categorizes their young adult books as 'juvenile fiction / humorous stories'.


NOTE: ORIGINAL CD COVER-WRAP, MOCK-UP IMAGE DISPLAYED THE LUKE PUKE CHARACTER, HIDING HANDY SANDY
NOTE: CD COVER, REVEALED MID-OCTOBER, SHOWED HANDY SANDY AND NOT LUKE PUKE AND READ 'UNABRIDGED'
NOTE: FINAL CD COVER, REVEALED MID-SEPTEMBER, 'UNABRIDGED' FOR CD (CLEAR CLAMSHELL; STACKED DISCS) AND MP3 CD (ORANGE CLAMSHELL) FORMATS, AND NARRATOR LINE INFORMATION FOR THE LIBRARY EDITION (BLACK CLAMSHELL; CLOTH SLEEVES) FORMAT.



GPK YOUTH NOVEL: FRENCH EDITION
RELEASE — AMAZON FRANCE : OCT 16, 2020 — QILINN BOOKS
RELEASE — AMAZON CANADA : NOV 24, 2020 — ORIG. NOV 01
— QILINN BOOKS




THE FILTHY KIDS NOVELS - BOOK 1 - WELCOME TO SMELLVILLE
LES ROMANS LAS CRADOS - TOME 1 - BIENVENUE A SMELLVILLE
SOFTCOVER: 264 PAGES - NO EXCLUSIVE BONUS STICKERS
by R. L. Stine (Author), Jeff Zapata (Illustrator), Joe Simko (Illustrator)
NOTE: ARTIST FRED WHEATON ASSISTED ZAPATA WITH INKING

DESCRIPTION: Des parents, pourquoi faire ? Connais-tu les Crados ? Frédéric Atomic, Corinne Tartine, Agathe les Maths, Franck le Cancre, Robin des Doigts, Jacquot Chicot, Géo Gerbetou, Alphonse Défonce, Simon Cochon et Débile Emile vivent ensemble dans une grande maison à Schlingueville avec leur chien Caca et Pouah le perroquet. Ils sont négligés, sales, bizarres mais ce ne sont pas de méchants enfants, ils ne savent juste pas vivre autrement.Leur jardin couvert d'immondices révolte leurs voisins parfaits, Patricia et Paul-Alain Parfait, qui n'ont qu'une idée en tête : déloger ces enfants bruyants et puants et les envoyer dans un foyer. Une seule solution pour les Crados : se trouver des parents ! La nouvelle série explosive de l'auteur de Chair de Poule, R. L. Stine.

TRANSLATION: Parents, what for? Do you know the Crados? Frédéric Atomic, Corinne Tartine, Agathe les Maths, Franck le Cancre, Robin des Doigts, Jacquot Chicot, Géo Gerbetou, Alphonse Défonce, Simon Cochon and Débile Émile live together in a large house in Schlingueville with their dog Caca and Pouah the parrot. They are neglected, dirty, weird but they are not bad children, they just do not know how to live differently. Their garden covered with filth revolts their perfect neighbors, Patricia and Paul-Alain Parfait, who have only one thing. one idea in mind: to dislodge these noisy and smelly children and send them to a home. Only one solution for the Crados: find parents! The explosive new series from the author of Goosebumps, RL Stine.



GPK YOUTH NOVEL: ISRAELI EDITION
RELEASE — ISRAEL : OCT 2021— YBOOK / YEDIOTH BOOKS




THE GARBAGE BUNCH NOVELS - BOOK 1 - WELCOME TO STINK UP

Meet the garbage gang - Tom Atom Bomb, Bella Bella Bella, Hannah Hanna, Raz Nergaz, Eden Fingers I Have, Asi Bulfasi, Mikey vomiting, Oded trembling and Ayelet raging . You may think they are disgusting and weird and repulsive and weird, but they are not bad kids - they just do not know how to behave. Although they all live together in a crumbling and dilapidated house and try to have as much fun as possible while trying to survive the middle school of Ma'aleh Sirhan , they are actually quite "normal" children. Unless you compare them to a perfect Moses and Silk, who are, well, just ... perfect (and also perfectly annoying). When the father and mother of the perfect, Moshit and Mashiel, try to prove that the children of the garbage gang live without parents, our heroes are forced to act quickly. Will they be able to find a perfect parent pair of their own, before it's too late? Join renowned author R.L. Stine, author of "Creeps," for the first book in this new and disgusting series . But know what? Do not believe what we write about ourselves. Here is what readers say about the garbage bunch : "This book made me glad I could not read." Martin Landscape, "I searched for this book everywhere, but could not find it." - Dagan Rat, "My book was upside down, so I read it head on!" Idi Yutit, and "Are I being paid to write this crap?" RL Stine.

FORMAT
ISBN-10/ASIN
ISBN-13/EAN
PUBLISHER
NOTES
SRP
Hardcover Book
1419743619
978-1419743610
Amulet Books
Hardcover: 208 Pages; 5.5 x 8 Inches
$14.99
B&N Signed Book
1419743619
978-1419753091
Amulet Books
Hardcover: 208 Pages; ISBN Sticker
$14.99
NOOK eBook
1683358381
978-1683358381
Amulet Books / B&N
Digital eBook: 208 Pages
$13.49
Kindle Fire eBook
B0851NBVRP
NA
Amulet Books / Amazon
Digital eBook: 208 Pages
$13.49
Audiobook
B08BZVYGG7
NA
Blackstone Pub. / Amazon
Download: 3.5 hours; Unabridged
$15.29
Library CD; Unabr
1799939537
978-1799939535
Blackstone Publishing
3.5hrs; 6 x 1.5 x 5ins; 3 Discs; Black*
$28.00**
CD; Unabridged
1799939545
978-1799939542
Blackstone Publishing
3.5hrs; 6 x 1.5 x 5ins; 3 Discs; Clear*
$19.95/$24.95
MP3 CD; Unabr
1799939553
978-1799939559
Blackstone Publishing
3.5hrs; 5.3 x 7.5ins; 1 Disc; Orange*
$19.95
Digital Download
1799939566
978-1799939566
Blackstone / Downpour
Audiobook: 3.5 hours; Unabridged
$14.95
Digital Rental
1799939573
978-1799939573
Blackstone / Downpour
Audiobook: 3.5 hours; Unabridged
$5.95
French SC Book
2374931277
978-2374931272
Qilinn Publishing
Softcover: 264 Pages; No Cards
€9.95/CDN17.95
Israeli HC Book
0381784 Dana
978-9655760132
Yedioth Books
Hardcover: 180 Pages; No Cards
88.00 NIS
NOTE: ORIGINAL SRP (SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE) LISTED ONLY — * CLAMSHELL — ** ORIGINALLY LISTED AT $69.00



ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY EXCLUSIVE
R.L. Stine sets new series based on Garbage Pail Kids.
Things are about to get slimy. R.L. Stine fans, meet R.L. Slime.
By David Canfield February 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST


NOTE: MOCK-UP IMAGE WITH A RED GPK BANNER

The legendary author behind Goosebumps and Fear Street will next publish a middle-grade series based on The Topps Company’s pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids, EW can announce exclusively. The author reached a three-book deal with publisher Abrams’ Children’s Books, beginning with Welcome to Smellville, which will hit shelves this fall.
Garbage Pail Kids first launched in 1985 as collectible sticker cards and has since grown to include merchandise such as T-shirts, toys, mobile and board games, and more. In Stine’s vision, the Garbage Pail Kids are gross and weird and strange, but they’re not bad kids — they just don’t know any better. Welcome to Smellville introduces Adam Bomb, Brainy Janie, Junkfood John, and Nervous Rex as they get into mischief, battling bullies and their archenemies, the Perfects.

“The Garbage Pail Kids are ghastly, loud, messy, out of control . . . out of their minds. In other words, MY kind of kids!” Stine said in a statement. “I’m hoping to create a book series that captures all the loopy slapstick fun of these uniquely awful characters, to get all middle-grade kids reading — and laughing.
The books will feature cover art by Joe Simko and interior illustrations by Jeff Zapata, both mainstay artists for the Garbage Pail Kids brand, and will be packaged with four exclusive, collectible sticker cards.
EW can exclusively debut Simko’s cover art as well as a preview sticker card for Welcome to Smellville, the latter of which introduces a rather uncanny R.L. Slime.Check the sticker out [above], and be sure to see the cover at the top of this post. Garbage Pail Kids #1: Welcome to Smellville publishes Oct 6, 2020.





The Abrams 'FALL 2020' catalogue showcased a mock up of the upcoming youth novel release with 'Includes 4 exclusive stickers1' peaking out from the book innards as well as two illustrations by artist Jeff Zapata. Although Jeff's artwork was still in a rough artwork stage, Abrams liked it so much they used it early for the catalogue spread. The write-up contained the same information found within the product description of the book as well as touching upon 'cross-generational appeal', 'popular brand' (green), the GPK 'anniversary' and 'social media' outlets.




SOURCE: NSU VOLUME 31 • NO.2 APRIL/MAY 2020





The R.L. Stine GPK 'Welcome to SMELLVILLE' book cover can also be seen within the online artwork for Bizarre Holidays (April - Week 1) cards 4a Library LINDSAY and 4b Booger-Book BROOKE, both painted by artist JOE Simko. A tribute to the OS2 characters painted by artist JOHN Pound for cards 45a Leaky LINDSAY and 45b Messy TESSIE, and a parody of the 'School Librarian Day' observance on April 4, 2020. The cards were available for one week from March 31st to April 7, 2020. For more information visit the 'GPK Online 2020' page. The book image can also be located within the MAD Mike: FURY LOAD Vol.1 short by Jam Roll Studios and in the Bizarre Holidays December, wk2 set, cards #7.




NOTE: 'BRAINY JANEY' TRADITIONALLY SPELLED 'BRAINY JANIE'
NOTE: 'HANDY RANDY' CHANGED TO A 'HANDY SANDY' FEMALE CHARACTER FOR THE STORY


SDCC 'Welcome to Smellville' Prize Pack - Licensed by Topps

Possibly, a much easier San Diego ComicCon@Home item to obtain from ABRAMS Books. The third exclusive con reveal, on July 20, 2020, was a gift-with-purchase pencil case, bookmark and sticker sheet to accompany any pre-ordered 'Welcome to Smellville' R.L. Stine GPK book. NOTE: ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER USER
"Calling all Garbage Pail Kids collectors and R.L. Stine fans! Preorder Book 1 in the first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series from Abrams Books (on shelves 9/29) and you could receive this limited-edition Garbage Pail Kids prize pack. Full details & ENTRY FORM": https://bit.ly/2WCuzQD

A few additional key points: Offer is only available to residents of the US — Offer is retroactive, meaning those in the US who have already pre-ordered the book are still eligible to redeem their prize pack. They just need to fill out the form on the linked page and submit their receipt. — In an effort to remain retail agnostic, we encourage followers to pre-order the book from their favorite retailer as receipts from all retail partner sites count.

PROMO ITEMS & TIE-INS
SOURCE
NOTES
Signed Book Cover Print Out Slip
Abrams In-House Meet 'n' Greet
January 30th Book Announcement; 3x4 inches
Bizarre Holidays Online 4a/b Card + Wall Art
April Week 1
April Online Exclusive
Prize Pack: Case, Book Mark, Stickers, Postcard
Abrams Virtual Comic Con Exclusive
July 20—Sept 29; Online Pre-Order Gift Form
R.L. Slime Promo Card (blue GPK banner)
October 2020S2 Packs, Et cetera
Welcome to Smellville Book Ad on Card Back
R.L. Slime Promo Poster (red GPK logo)
Various October Online Virtual Events
Mailed Out in November; 12 x 18.5 inches




BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT SLIP — 3x4 INCHES
INTERNAL R.L. STINE & SIMKO SIGNING


ABRAMS SOCIAL MEDIA AD — BOOK 1 — CORRECT SPINE


ABRAMS SOCIAL MEDIA AD — BOOK 1 PRIZE PACK


B&N — MOCK-UP SIGNED BOOK LIMITED / NO CIRCLE STICKER


BONUS STICKER CARDS:
1. BOOK COVER — 2. AUTHOR CARICATURE
3. TOPPS MASCOT — 4. STORYBOOK ILLUSTRATION


MP3 CD FORMAT — ORANGE CLAMSHELL
NOTE: REGULAR 3-DISC EDITION WITH CLEAR CLAMSHELL
NOTE: LIBRARY 3-DISC EDITION WITH BLACK CLAMSHELL


R.L. SLIME PROMO CARD


R.L. SLIME PROMO POSTER




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GPK YOUTH NOVEL #2
BOOK 2: U.S. MAY 04, 2021 — ORIG. MARCH 23; UK JUN 10, 2021
DIGITAL + AUDIO: MAY 04, 2021


NOTE: MOCK-UP BOOK IMAGE FIRST MENTION OF BONUS STICKERS

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for the second volume in this all-new illustrated middle-grade series sure to amuse, entertain, and repulse!
Thrills and Chills (Garbage Pail Kids Book 2) + 4 exclusive bonus stickers
by R. L. Stine (Author), Jeff Zapata (Illustrator), Joe Simko (Illustrator)

DESCRIPTION: The Garbage Pail Kids are desperate to win the Smellville Pet Contest. But how can they compete against Good Boy, the perfect Chihuahua of the Perfect twins? Good Boy can stand on his head and do algebra problems blindfolded. But the whole thing goes out of control when our heroes meet five new kids who also call themselves the Garbage Pail Kids! Meet Windy Winston, Nat Nerd, Brett Sweat, Nasty Nancy, and Disgustin’ Justin. They all share the grand prize—a free all-day trip to Six Thrills Amusement Park. Will anyone have a good time? And will anyone survive?


MAY 04, 2021 SOCIAL MEDIA AMULET BOOK #2 AD

AMULET BOOKS, an imprint of Abrams Books, publishes novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction for young adults and middle-grade readers from a stellar roster of authors. Blackstone Audio produced the audiobook and CDs for the release which falls under Blackstone Publishing company, one of the largest independent audiobooks publishers in the United States.
NOTE: VIEW THE 'YEAR : 2020' + 'ABRAMS ITEMS' PAGES FOR ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFORMATION


NOTE: YELLOW BALLOON IN FINAL ARTWORK REMOVED FROM COVER


BOOK PROMO CARDS: 6 & 7 BY JOHN POUND AND 5 & 8 BY JOE SIMKO + ORIGINAL PAINTING



GPK YOUTH NOVEL AUDIOBOOK #2 : UNABRIDGED
DIGITAL + AUDIO: MAY 04, 2021



NOTE: SQUARED-OFF IMAGE EDITED BY JUNE GONZALES;
BALLOONS REMOVED, EJECTED KIDS MOVED


R. L. Stine (Author), Joe Simko (Cover Illustrator; edited by June Gonzales)
Narrated/Read by Jordan Fisher , Joniece Abbott-Pratt , Dascha Polanco , Inés del Castillo , James Murray , Jim Meskimen, Kirby Heyborne , Tavia Gilbert , Pun Bandhu , Bradford Hastings , and Tara Sands.


MAY 04, 2021 SOCIAL MEDIA BLACKSTONE AUDIOBOOK AD

Blackstone Audio Inc., based out of Oregon, produced the audiobook and CDs for the audio releases that falls under the Blackstone Publishing company, one of the largest independent audiobooks publishers in the United States. Blackstone distributes directly to its consumers through their e-commerce subscription website Downpour-dot-com including digital products. The audiobook was first listed as 7hrs in duration but later updated to 3.5 hours in total. Blackstone categorizes their young adult books as 'juvenile fiction / humorous stories'.




GPK YOUTH NOVEL: FRENCH EDITION
RELEASE — AMAZON FRANCE/UK : MAY 07, 2021 — QILINN BOOKS
RELEASE — AMAZON CANADA : JUN 01, 2021 — QILINN BOOKS




THE FILTHY KIDS NOVELS - BOOK 2 - THRILLS & CHILLS
LES ROMANS LAS CRADOS - TOME 2 - ODEURS ET TREMBLEMENTS ("ODORS & SHAKING")
SOFTCOVER: 264 PAGES - NO EXCLUSIVE BONUS STICKERS
by R. L. Stine (Author), Jeff Zapata (Illustrator), Joe Simko (Illustrator)
NOTE: ARTIST FRED WHEATON ASSISTED ZAPATA WITH INKING

DESCRIPTION: Les Crados sont de retour, et ils rêvent cette fois-ci de gagner le concours d'animaux de compagnie de Schlingueville. Mais leur compagnon pourra-t-il rivaliser avec le chihuahua parfait des jumeaux Parfait qui peut danser, marcher sur les pattes avant et faire des tours de magie ? Frédéric Atomic et Agathe les Maths ont un plan, quand le concours plonge tout à coup dans le chaos : les Crados découvrent que cinq autres enfants se font aussi appeler les Crados ! Le grand prix est une excursion d'une journée au parc d'attractions des Six Frissons, mais qui va gagner, les Parfait, les Crados ou les autres Crados ? Peut-il y avoir plus d'un gagnant ? Le gagnant gagnera-t-il vraiment et le perdant perdra-t-il ? Est-ce que tout cela a un sens ? Et pourquoi tant de questions ? Toutes les réponses se trouvent dans cette nouvelle aventure trépidante et odorante!

TRANSLATION: The Crados are back, and this time they dream of winning the Schlingueville pet contest. But will their mate be able to compete with the Perfect Twins Chihuahua who can dance, walk on the front legs and perform magic tricks? Frédéric Atomic and Agathe les Maths have a plan, when the contest suddenly plunges into chaos: the Crados discover that five other children are also called the Crados! The grand prize is a day trip to the Six Shivers Amusement Park, but who will win, the Parfaits, the Crados or the other Crados? Can there be more than one winner? Will the winner really win and the loser will lose? Does all of this make sense? And why so many questions? All the answers can be found in this exciting and fragrant new adventure!

FORMAT
ISBN-10 / ASIN
ISBN-13 / EAN
PUBLISHER
NOTES
PRICE*
Hardcover Book
1419743635
978-1419743634
Amulet Books
HC: 208 Pages; 5.5 x 8 Inches
$14.99 SRP
B&N Signed Book
1419758003
978-1419758003
Amulet Books
Hardcover: 208 Pages; Printed ISBN
$14.99 SRP
NOOK eBook
1683358398
978-1683358398
Amulet Books / B&N
Digital eBook: 208 Pages
$13.49 SRP
Kindle Fire eBook
B08KFXCHHJ
NA
Amulet Books / Amazon
Digital eBook: 208 Pages
$14.99 SRP
Audiobook
B08Q26T23B
NA
Blackstone Pub. / Amazon
Download; 3.5hrs; Unabridged
$15.29 SRP
Audio CDs
1799939610
978-1799939610
Blackstone Publishing
Library Edition; 3 CD; Unabridged
$30-69 SRP
Audio CDs
1799939627
978-1799939627
Blackstone Publishing
CD Format; 3 CD; Unabridged
$24.95 SRP
Audio CD
1799939634
978-1799939634
Blackstone Publishing
MP3 Format; 1 CD; Unabridged
$19.95 SRP
Digital Download
1799939641
978-1799939641
Blackstone Publishing
Download; 3.5hrs; Unabridged
$14.95 SRP
Digital Rental
1799939658
978-1799939658
Blackstone Publishing
Download; 3.5hrs; Unabridged
$5.95 SRP
French SC Book
2374931293
978-2374931296
Qilinn Publishing
Softcover: 264 Pgs; No Cards; 505g
€9.95/CDN17.95
* ORIGINAL SR&WP (SUGGESTED RETAIL & WHOSESALE PRICE) — SALE PRICES NOT LISTED





Thrills and Chills Preorder Gift
On April 14, 2021, Abrams Kids and the Topps freelance GPK artists took to social media to announce the pre-order prize pack and the steps needed to obtain it. A form page was created online at Abrams that stated, "Preorder Thrills and Chills (Garbage Pail Kids Book 2) from your favorite book retailer before May 4, then fill out the form below to receive this exclusive, limited edition Garbage Pail Kids Prize Pack. Please note that filling out this form does not constitute a preorder for the book. Book is shipped separately and directly via the retailer you preordered from. Offer is only available for those who live in the United States. Limit one prize pack, per household. Prize pack will be shipped after May 4, 2021 and should arrive by May 31, 2021. Offer good until 5/03/21 or while supplies last. Allow 8 to 10 weeks for delivery. Limit one per person and per household. Offer limited to residents of the 50 U.S. (and D.C.), aged 13 or older. Void where prohibited by law. For complete terms and conditions, go to www.abramsbooks.com/thrillsandchillspreorder."




THRILLS AND CHILLS PREORDER
Terms & Conditions
OFFER GOOD WITH PRE-ORDER PURCHASE OF THRILLS AND CHILLS (GARBAGE PAIL KIDS BOOK 2) UNTIL MAY 03, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. ALLOW EIGHT TO TEN WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. To receive a Garbage Pail Kids Thrills and Chills Prize Pack, including a coloring and activity book, custom colored pencils, an exclusive collectible mini art print signed and numbered by artist Jeff Zapata, and an official “R.L. Slime” trading card, go to abramsbooks.com/GarbagePailKids and complete registration. Offer limited to residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C., aged 13 or older. Limit one (1) per person and per household. Duplicate requests will constitute fraud. You must have a valid home street address. Theft, diversion, reproduction, transfer, sale or purchase of this offer is prohibited and constitutes fraud. Offer good in the fifty (50) United States and DC only. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Requests from clubs or organizations will not be honored. Not redeemable in any manner other than provided herein. Not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, postage due, or misdirected requests. Requests not complying with all offer requirements will not be honored. Any fraudulent submission will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsored by: Abrams Books, 195 Broadway, NY, NY 10007.

PROMO ITEMS & TIE-INS
SOURCE
NOTES
Topps Future Stars Club March 2021 5-Card GPK Set
Online Monthly Box Subscription
Included FUN FACT on Card Back #4
Prize Pack: Activity Book, Color Pencils, Art Print, R.L. Slime Card
Abrams Online Pre-Order Form
April 14 —May 05; Online Pre-Order Gift Form
Promo Items: 6 Character Buttons, Window Poster, Signage
In-Store Promotional Activities
Limited Quantity; Promotional Items




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CLICK LINK BELOW TO PRE-ORDER!

ABRAMS GPK
BOOK 3

ABRAMS GPK
AUDIO 3 - MP3

ABRAMS GPK
AUDIO 3 - CD3

ABRAMS GPK
AUDIO - L.E. CD3

FRENCH GPK
BOOK 3


GPK YOUTH NOVEL #3
BOOK 3: U.S. OCTOBER 12, 2021; UK OCT 28, 2021
DIGITAL + AUDIO: OCT 12, 2021


NOTE: MOCK-UP BOOK IMAGE WITH A RARE PURPLE GPK LOGO


Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for the third volume in this all-new illustrated middle-grade series sure to amuse, entertain, and repulse!
Camp Daze (Garbage Pail Kids Book 3) + 4 exclusive bonus stickers
by R. L. Stine (Author), Jeff Zapata (Illustrator), Joe Simko (Illustrator)

DESCRIPTION: The Garbage Pail Kids are off to sleepaway camp in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling Garbage Pail Kids series! Welcome to the town of Smellville, where ten kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and slobby and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious series from bestselling author R.L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janey—get into mischief at their middle school. These all-new illustrated stories are guaranteed to amuse and entertain readers of all ages.

AMULET BOOKS, an imprint of Abrams Books, publishes novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction for young adults and middle-grade readers from a stellar roster of authors. Blackstone Audio produced the audiobook and CDs for the release which falls under Blackstone Publishing company, one of the largest independent audiobooks publishers in the United States.



GPK YOUTH NOVEL AUDIOBOOK #3 : UNABRIDGED
DIGITAL + AUDIO: OCT 12, 2021
Narrated/Read by Jordan Fisher , Joniece Abbott-Pratt , Dascha Polanco , Inés del Castillo , James Murray , Jim Meskimen, Kirby Heyborne , Tavia Gilbert , Pun Bandhu , Bradford Hastings , and Tara Sands.



NOTE: SQUARED-OFF IMAGE EDITED BY JUNE GONZALES;
CRANKY FRANKIE & LUKE PUKE REMOVED

?, 2021 SOCIAL MEDIA BLACKSTONE AUDIOBOOK AD

Blackstone Audio Inc., based out of Oregon, produced the audiobook and CDs for the audio releases that falls under the Blackstone Publishing company, one of the largest independent audiobooks publishers in the United States. Blackstone distributes directly to its consumers through their e-commerce subscription website Downpour-dot-com including digital products. The audiobook was first listed as 7hrs in duration but later updated to 3.5 hours in total. Blackstone categorizes their young adult books as 'juvenile fiction / humorous stories'.




GPK YOUTH NOVEL: FRENCH EDITION
RELEASE — AMAZON FRANCE/UK/ETC. : OCTOBER 15, 2021 — QILINN BOOKS
RELEASE — AMAZON CANADA : OCTOBER 15, 2021 — QILINN BOOKS




THE FILTHY KIDS NOVELS - BOOK 3 - CAMP DAZE
LES ROMANS LAS CRADOS - TOME 3 - TOUS EN COLO! ("ALL IN SUMMER CAMP!")
SOFTCOVER: 264 PAGES - NO EXCLUSIVE BONUS STICKERS
by R. L. Stine (Author), Jeff Zapata (Illustrator), Joe Simko (Illustrator)
NOTE: ARTIST FRED WHEATON & CHRIS MEEKS ASSISTED ZAPATA WITH INKING

DESCRIPTION: Bienvenue à Jveurentrer-Chémoi, la seule colonie de vacances où jouer avec des déchets radioactifs est une activité sportive ! Frédéric Atomic, Corinne Tartine, Géo Gerbetou, Agathe les Maths et leurs amis sont sur le point de vivre le meilleur été de leur vie : randonnée, équitation et natation. Tout le monde est ravi d'être ici, tout le monde, sauf Alphonse Défonce, qui a déjà été mordu par un arbre et ne quittera pas son bungalow. Mais quel genre de colo est-ce ? Pourquoi les participants doivent-ils chasser leur propre dîner dans les bois ? Comment peuvent-ils faire de l'équitation avec un cheval mort ? Y a-t-il vraiment un monstre dans le lac Jaaairbe ? Et qui gagnera la compétition pour devenir le Capo de la colo : les Crados ou les jumeaux Parfaits ? Les réponses à ces questions dans ce nouveau récit trépidant des Crados ! La nouvelle série de l'auteur de Chair de Poule, R.L. Stine.

TRANSLATION: Welcome to Jveurenter-Chémoi, the only summer camp where playing with radioactive waste is a sporting activity! Frédéric Atomic, Corinne Tartine, Géo Gerbetou, Agathe les Maths and their friends are about to experience the best summer of their lives: hiking, horse riding and swimming. Everyone is delighted to be here, everyone except Alphonse Défonce, who has already been bitten by a tree and will not leave his bungalow. But what kind of summer camp is it? Why do participants have to hunt their own dinner in the woods? How can they go horseback riding with a dead horse? Is there really a monster in Lake Jaaairbe? And who will win the competition to become the Capo of the summer camp: the Crados or the Perfect Twins? The answers to these questions in this fast-paced new tale of the Crados! The new series from Goosebumps author R.L. Stine.

FORMAT
ISBN-10 / ASIN
ISBN-13 / EAN
PUBLISHER
NOTES
PRICE*
Hardcover Book
1419743658
978-1419743658
Amulet Books
HC: 208 Pages; 5.5 x 8 Inches
$14.99 SRP
B&N Signed Book
141975?
978-1419759994
Amulet Books
HC: 208 Pages; ISBN Sticker
$14.99 SRP
BAM! Signed Book
141975999X
978-1419759994
Amulet Books
HC: 208 Pages; ISBN Sticker
$14.99 SRP
Kindle Fire eBook
B08WJVH96C
NA
Amulet Books / Amazon
Digital eBook: 208 Pages
$14.99 SRP
NOOK eBook
1683358404
978-1683358404
Amulet Books / B&N
Digital eBook: 208 Pages
$13.49 SRP
Audiobook
B094YTNYH8
NA
Blackstone Pub. / Amazon
Download; 3.5hrs; Unabridged
$20.19 SRP
Audio CDs
1799939693
978-1799939696
Blackstone Publishing
Library Edition; 3 CD; Unabridged
$30 / $69 SRP
Audio CDs
1799939707
978-1799939702
Blackstone Publishing
CD Format; 3 CD; Unabridged
$24-32.95 SRP
Audio CD
1799939715
978-1799939719
Blackstone Publishing
MP3 Format; 1 CD; Unabridged
$19-29.95 SRP
Digital Download
1799939726
978-1799939726
Blackstone Publishing
Download; 3.5hrs; Unabridged
$16.95 SRP
Digital Rental
1799939733
978-1799939733
Blackstone Publishing
Download; 3.5hrs; Unabridged
$5.95 SRP
French SC Book
2374931323
978-2374931326
Qilinn Publishing
Softcover: 264pgs; No Cards; 505g
€9.95/CDN17.95
* ORIGINAL SR&WP (SUGGESTED RETAIL & WHOSESALE PRICE) — SALE PRICES NOT LISTED





CAMP DAZE PRE-ORDER DELUXE GIFT WITH PURCHASE
On July 22, 2021, Abrams Kids, Topps, and freelance GPK artists took to social media to announce the pre-order prize pack and the steps needed to obtain it. A form page was created online at Abrams that stated: Preorder Camp Daze (Garbage Pail Kids Book 3) from your favorite book retailer before October 12, then fill out the form below to receive this exclusive, limited edition Garbage Pail Kids gift. Please note that filling out this form does not constitute a preorder for the book. Book is shipped separately and directly via the retailer you preordered from. Offer is only available for those who live in the United States. Limit one gift, per household. Gift will be shipped at the close of offer window, on or about October 12, 2021 and should arrive by November 9, 2021. Offer good until 10/11/21 or while supplies last. Allow 8 to 10 weeks for delivery. Limit one per person and per household. Offer limited to residents of the 50 U.S. (and D.C.), aged 13 or older. Void where prohibited by law. For complete terms and conditions, go to www.abramsbooks.com/CampDazePreorder.

PROMO ITEMS & TIE-INS
SOURCE
NOTES
Prize Pack: 2 Penants, L.E. Signed Mini-Print
Abrams Online Pre-Order Form
July 22 — Oct 11; Online Pre-Order Gift Form




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ABRAMS BOOK : CARD #1 of 4
NOTE: 2012-2021 ENGLISH VERSION; 15 EDITIONS
NOTE: 2017 FRENCH BACKSIDE


ABRAMS BOOK : CARD #2 of 4
NOTE: 2012-2021 ENGLISH VERSION; 15 EDITIONS
NOTE: 2017 FRENCH BACKSIDE


ABRAMS BOOK : CARD #3 of 4
NOTE: 2012-2021 ENGLISH VERSION; 15 EDITIONS
NOTE: 2017 FRENCH BACKSIDE


ABRAMS BOOK : CARD #4 of 4
NOTE: 2012-2021 ENGLISH VERSION; 15 EDITIONS
NOTE: 2017 FRENCH BACKSIDE


ABRAMS CALENDAR : CARD #1 of 4


ABRAMS CALENDAR : CARD #2 of 4


ABRAMS CALENDAR : CARD #3 of 4


ABRAMS CALENDAR : CARD #4 of 4


AMULET BOOK #1 : CARD 1 of 4 — CARD 4 of 4
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AMULET BOOK #2 : CARD 1 of 4 — CARD 4 of 4

AMULET BOOK #3 : CARD 1 of 4 — CARD 4 of 4




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1. BOOK: Similar to the previous Wacky Packages and other card art books by Abrams, the Garbage Pail Kids edition is also designed to look and feel like a trading card Wax Pack from the '80s. The hardcover book has a slab of gum pictured on the front cover with the following pages containing the trading card artwork, while the dust jacket acts as the wrapper. The card artwork on page measures roughly 4.0 x 5.5 inches, as opposed to the released 2.5 x 3.5 inches card size; slightly smaller than the original 5 x 7 final artwork.



2 . BOOK: Since an artbook that caters more to adults is considered a far different art medium than trading cards usually marketed towards children, Topps can take the liberty of including bonus art material 'FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY — NOT FOR RESALE'. This material can be far edgier than a regular card release with themes and content potentially not suitable for a younger audience; ie. two gun themes and two sharp instruments. The Wacky Packages art books and calendar contained similar adult topics such as alcohol and cigarettes not found in recent releases. There are thirteen different card editions in print due to fourteen different product runs; blank for the '1st ed', '2nd/3rd ed.' are together, and '4th ed.' through '15th ed.' on the backside found to the right of the 'Topps®' logo. The same cards were released for the 2017 French Les Crados reissue book with French text on the reverse card backs; the reissue edition only.



There are several changes to the cards and book editions: The 'FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY — NOT FOR RESALE' line is missing from above the GPK header starting with the 6th edition. The 'ART BY...' line at the bottome of the card, that includes the artist and release information, is missing from the 6th through 9th edition cards.





3. BOOK: The artwork images present in the book are reproduced from Transparencies of the original art. Less than nine of the card images are from digital files that were touched-up for the publication. The only nostalgic feeling the artwork is missing are the die-cut lines for the peel away sticker.



4. BOOK: Note the differences between the previous print run cards compared to the later '12th ed.' through '15th ed.' card backs (using the '5th ed.' and '12th ec.' card backs for comparison); the Edition Number isn't the only thing that underwent a change: The 'ABRAMS COMIC ARTS' brand has been updated for this twelfth edition showcasing the new, stylized 'A' logo next to it. The website addresses for Abrams and Topps no longer contains the 'WWW' (world wide web) beginning sequence. And, the cards are considerably thicker than previous prints, using a 'perforated' card stock, you can identify the eight perforations around the card edge.





5. BOOK: Abrams printed a eleventh edition of their GPK book specifically due to the 2019 San Diego Comic Con in which artist John Pound was in attendance and signing autographs; the book can be found with a 'SIGNED COPY' sticker on the front cover and an inside page signed by Pound with 'SDCC 2019' after his signature. Pound was also signed ADAM Bomb cards printed by Topps for the special occasion. ABRAMS' PR DOCUMENT: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM – Abrams booth #1216 – John Pound will sign Garbage Pail Kids. Limit 1 item per person.





6. CALENDAR: As opposed to the Abrams book, the calendar contains only twelve Characters; three images from OS1, two images from OS2, two images from OS3, three images from OS4 and one image from OS5. However, there is one Christmas image for December that comes from OS7, a set not covered in the Abrams publication.





7. CALENDAR: Since a wall calendar is considered a far different art medium than trading cards marketed towards children, Topps can take the liberty of including bonus material "For Promotional Use Only — Not For Resale". This material can be far edgier than a regular card release, with themes and content potentially not suitable for a younger audience; ie. a gun, sharp instrument, orifice and blood. The Abrams Wacky Packages art books and calendar contained similar adult topics such as alcohol and cigarettes not found in recent releases.





8. CALENDAR: The artwork for card #1 of 4 Failed PHIL, intended for the unpublished OS16 GPK set in 1988, had the Hand Guns removed from the card image; thus, showing the character triggering an 'air hand' gun.





9. CALENDAR: The wall calendar contains the largest rendered Wrapper Artwork by Tom Bunk. The calendar also portrays the old die-cut outline image behind the calendar dates for roughly half of the calendar.




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ANNOTATED NAMES
Explanatory Notations and Definitions of the GPK Nomenclature

1 of 4
HOLE IN JUAN = Hole in one.
def'n: Hole in one — (in sports; golf) A shot from the tee that finishes in the hole. (slang) The entrance (gunshot) wound on the body.
def'n: Hole — (in sports) One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit. An opening.
(unpublished)
LOUIE KABLOOEY — Rhyme; the name Louie with the word kablooey.
def'n: Kablooey - Used to convey that something has happened in an abrupt way. Destroyed or ruined.
2 of 4
TICKED-OFF TUCKER — Tucker; T name to go with the words 'ticked-off'.
def'n: Tick Off —informal. To annoy; make angry.
def'n: Tick — The quick, light, dry sound made by a clock or watch.
(unpublished)
QUITTIN' TIME QUINN - Quinn; Q name to go with the words "quitting time".
def'n: Quit - To stop, cease, or discontinue: quit work at five. To stop working.
def'n: Time - A part of time. Some point in time; particular point in time: what time is it?
3 of 4
BUSY BEA = Busy bee (As in the saying "As busy as a bee").
def'n: Busy — Having plenty to do; working. Make busy; keep busy: the bees busied themselves at making honey.
def'n: Bee — Insect with four wings that produces wax to make honeycombs and gathers nectar and pollen to make honey.
(unpublished)
HANDY MANDY — Rhyme: then name Mandy with the word handy.
def'n: Handy — To be useful or helpful. Skilled with the hands; dexterous.
4 of 4
TRIM JIM — Rhyme: the name Jim with the word trim.
def'n: Trim — Make neat by cutting away parts. To remove (parts that are not needed or not neat).
(unpublished)
GROOMIN' TRUMAN — Rhyme: the name Truman with the word groom(ing).
def'n: Groom — To take care of the appearance of; make neat and tidy.

1 of 4
FAILED PHIL — Phil; F-sounding name to go with the word fail(+ed).
def'n: Fail — A grade that is not high enough to pass an examination or test.
2 of 4
GUMMY GARY — Gary; G name to go with the word "gummy".
def'n: Gummy — Viscous; sticky. Covered with or exuding a viscous substance.
def'n: Viscous — Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity.
def'n: Gum — A viscous secretion of some trees and shrubs that hardens on drying but is soluble in water, and from which adhesives and other products are made from.
def'n: Chewing gum — Flavored gum for chewing; chewing gum, bubblegum.
(unpublished)
BUBBLE BRETT = Bubble butt.
def'n: Bubble butt — slang. A nicely rounded behind.
def'n: Bubblegum — Chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles.
def'n: Bubble — A thin sphere of liquid (or other substance) enclosing air or another gas.
3 of 4
TROLLIN' ROLAND — Rhyme: the name Roland with the word troll+ing.
def'n: Trolling — To search for something.
def'n: Troll — A mythical, cave-dwelling being depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance.
4 of 4
RED RACHEL — Rachel: R name to go with the word red.
def'n: Red — Red color or pigment: "the reds and browns of wood". Any of various colors resembling the color of blood.
def'n: Seeing red — The psychological state of being irritated or angered.




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1. BOOK: The original card release for OS1 9a Boozin' BRUCE and 9b Drunk KEN had the Artwork Reversed where the baby bottle reads: 'LO TOR TUG. The image has been faithfully restored to its original position for the Abrams book where the baby bottle now correctly reads: OL' ROT GUT.





2. FRENCH BOOK: The LES CRADOS publication has the card image for 176a Condo MINNIE and 176b BILL Ding missing from page 218 resulting in a blank page within the publication. The book collage backside has "inclus : avec un paquet de 4 cartes inédites" on a yellow nameplate for the 2017 reissue collector edition and the price has gone up .05€ since the 2012 release.





3. BOOK: The publication covers Characters from the OS1 GPK set through the OS5 GPK set from the 1985 through the 1986 releases. The back cover dust jacket character stems from the GPK Poster release by artist Tom Bunk.




4. CALENDAR: The Brand New Series 1 Little Red Ridinghood parody created by Mark Pingitore and painted by artist James Warhola was cut from the set; another similar concept by Brent Engstrom was submitted for the Brand New Series 2 set that unfortunately did not make the set either.





~6. CALENDAR: The calendar release covers Various Characters from the OS1 GPK set through the OS7 GPK set from the 1985 through the 1986 release period and includes an image not located within the book publication for the month of December.




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THE ARTIST RECOGNITION + PRINTER'S KEY EDITION


DEFINITION: PRINTER'S KEY (aka NUMBER LINE) is a line a of numbered text printed on the copyright page
used to indicate the print run. Numbers are eventually removed with subsequent printings.

#
TYPE : SPINE
TITLE + PUB.
ARTIST : FRONT/BACK
UPC : PRICE : UPC 51995 USA
PRINTER'S KEY
1st ed.
Book : NO 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$19.95, CAN $21.95, UK £12.99
# LINE: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2nd/3rd *
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$19.95, CAN $21.95, UK £12.99
# LINE: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3
4th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$19.95, CAN $21.95, UK £12.99
# LINE: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
5th ed.**
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$19.95, CAN $21.95, UK £12.99
# LINE: 10 9 8 7 6 5
6th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $26.95, UK £12.99
# LINE: 10 9 8 7 6
7th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $26.95, UK £12.99
# LINE: 10 9 8 7
8th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $26.95, UK £12.99
# LINE: 14 13 12 11 10 9 8
9th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $28.95, UK £16.99
# LINE: 14 13 12 11 10 9
10th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $28.95, UK £16.99
# LINE: 14 13 12 11 10
11th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $28.95, UK £16.99
# LINE: 14 13 12 11
12th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $28.95, UK £16.99
# LINE: 14 13 12
13th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $28.95, UK £15.99
# LINE: 14 13
14th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $28.95, UK £15.99
# LINE: 20 19 18 17 16 15 14
15th ed.
Book : 'Topps'
GPK — Abrams
TOM BUNK
$21.95, CAN $28.95, UK £15.99
# LINE: 20 19 18 17 16 15
1st ed.
French Book 2012
Les Crados — H&M
JOHN Pound / Burke
800304 : 19,90€ : NO NAMEPLATE
Printed: Septembre 2012
Reissue
French Book 2017
Les Crados — H&M
JOHN Pound / Burke
805941: 19,95€ : W/ NAMEPLATE
Printed: Septembre 2017
* COMBINED PRINT RUN : UNKNOWN IF ANY SOLO '2ND ED.' OR '3RD ED.' PRINT RUNS : DIF'T PRINTER'S KEY?
** 5TH ED. FOUND WITH NEW '52195' UPC EXTENSION AND PRICE-CHANGE STICKERS: U.S. $21.95 + CAN. $26.95
16 TOTAL BOOKS
= 14 U.S. EDITIONS + 2 FRENCH RELEASES

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ARTIST
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Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 2nd/3rd ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 4th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 5th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 6th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 7th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 8th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 9th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 10th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 11th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 12th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 13th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 14th ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card - 15h ed.
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
1 of 4
Card — H&M
Hole In JUAN
JOHN POUND
BUNK - RENDERED / FRENCH
OS10 - 408a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - BLANK
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 2nd/3rd ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
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Card - 4th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 5th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 6th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 7th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 8th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 9th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 10th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 11th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 12th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 13th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 14th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card - 15th ed.
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
2 of 4
Card — H&M
Ticked-Off TUCKER
TOM BUNK
BUNK - RENDERED / FRENCH
OS16 - 641a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - BLANK
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 2nd/3rd ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 4th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 5th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 6th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 7th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 8th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 9th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 10th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 11th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 12th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 13th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 14th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card - 15th ed.
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
3 of 4
Card — H&M
Busy BEA
JAMES Warhola
BUNK - RENDERED / FRENCH
OS16 - 645a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - BLANK
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 2nd/3rd ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
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Card - 4th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 5th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 6th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 7th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 8th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 9th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 10th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 11th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 12th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 13th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 14th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card - 15th ed.
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
4 of 4
Card — H&M
Trim JIM
TOM BUNK
BUNK - RENDERED / FRENCH
OS16 - 658a(&b) - UNPUB.
60 TOTAL CARDS = 4 BONUS STICKERS x 14 U.S. EDITIONS + FRENCH RELEASE
NOTE: 2012 ENGLISH RELEASES; BLANK FOR '1ST ED.', '2ND/3RD ED.' TOGETHER, AND '4TH' THROUGH '15TH ED.' ON BACKSIDE
NOTE: 'FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY — NOT FOR RESALE' LINE AT TOP OF CARD ON 1ST THROUGH 5TH EDITIONS ONLY
NOTE: 'ART BY...' LINE AT BOTTOM OF CARD MISSING FROM 6TH THROUGH 9TH EDITIONS
NOTE: 2017 FRENCH REISSUE EDITION HAS CARDS ONLY



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TYPE
TITLE
ARTIST FRONT
ARTIST BACK
ADDITIONAL INFO
1st ed.
Calendar 2013
GPK — Abrams
TOM Bunk
VARIOUS
Printed in China
1 of 4
Card
Failed PHIL
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
OS16 - UNPUBLISHED
2 of 4
Card
Gummy GARY
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
ANS1 & BNS1 (B7a) - UNPUBLISHED
3 of 4
Card
Trollin' ROLAND
MARK Nelson
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
Magnet Set - UNPUBLISHED
4 of 4
Card
Red RACHEL
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk - RENDERED
BNS1 - UNPUBLISHED
4 TOTAL CARDS = 4 BONUS STICKERS


#
TYPE
TITLE
ARTIST FRONT / BACK
UPC : PRICE / ADDT'L INFO
PRINTER'S KEY / INFO
1st ed.
Book 2020
GPK — Amulet/Abrams
JOE Simko / Simko
743610 (U.S. $14.99; CAN $18.99); U.K. £10.99
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 U.S.A.
1 of 4
Card
WELCOME TO SMELLVILLE
JOE Simko
Cover Artwork
NO PRINT NUMBER
2 of 4
Card
R.L. SLIME
JOE Simko
R.L. Stine Caricature
NO PRINT NUMBER
3 of 4
Card
ADAM BOMB
JOHN Pound / Simko
OS1 8a & 8b
NO PRINT NUMBER
4 of 4
Card
'STORYBOOK STICKER'
JEFF Zapata / Simko
Book Illustration in Color
NO PRINT NUMBER
1st ed.
Book 2020
Les Crados — Qilinn
JOE Simko / Simko
?
?
4 TOTAL CARDS = 4 BONUS STICKERS




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