MAGIC MARKER ART
Whether working officially for Topps Inc., or producing his own exclusive parody sets, MAGIC MARKER ART by MARK PINGITORE has been creating Garbage Pail Kids inspired artwork for over 10 years.
Like most people who visit GEEPEEKAY.com, Mark Pingitore is a child of the 80s who loves a number of other toylines that came out of that decade...He-Man, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc. However, UNLIKE most people who visit this page, Mark is an incredibly talented artist who is able to combine Garbage Pail Kids with these other popular toylines and create fantastic mash-up images.
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS EXAMPLES
Below are a few of the more popular Garbage Pail Kids characters Mark painted for Topps. And this is just a sample, as Mark painted hundreds of characters over the 10 years working on official GPK releases!
After working for Topps as an official Garbage Pail Kids artist since All New Series 5 in 2006, Mark decided to break free from the constraints of having to submit his ideas and concepts for approval, and instead ventured out on his own and created sets made directly for the fans. The results are fantastic...from He-Man parodies, to Horror Movie parodies (to upcoming G.I. Joe and TMNT)...collectors can't get enough, and it looks like Mark won't be slowing down any time soon!
Below are gallery sections of Mark's work, and in addition to the fantastic artwork one should really pay attention to all the detail he puts into his work. From the beloved 'PEEL HERE' arrows, to the unique headers and namebars, to the fantasticly-creative die-cut shapes...these series stand out as THE Garbage Pail Kids parody sets to own.
DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE GALLERY
Released in 2016, Mark's first exclusive parody set sold out instantly and left collectors begging for more. In January 2017 Mark released a 2nd Printing of Series 1 (**). Below is a gallery of DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SERIES 1:
In January, 2017 Mark released DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SERIES 2, complete with all new parodies of classic Masters of the Universe characters:
HORRORIBLE KIDS GALLERY
Following on the success of the Disasters set of stickers Mark released HORRORIBLE KIDS to fans in the fall of 2016 and the result was the same! Below is a gallery of the stickers in the series:
G.I. JOKES GALLERY
Showing no signs of slowing down, Mark released G.I. JOKES to fans in February of 2017. Fans gobbled up this wonderful and clever parody set that combines G.I. Joe and Garbage Pail Kids! Below is a gallery of the stickers in the series:
MAGIC MARKER ART PRINTS
Mark has also taken the time over the years to create exhaustively-detailed prints depicting a number of different fan favorites. Whether it's Marvel, DC, Breaking Bad, Deadpool, or Star Wars...the result is always brilliant. Below are examples of his Star Wars prints (that are for sale on his store!)
MAGIC MARKER ART LINKS
In addition to being ridiculously-talented, Mark is also incredibly generous to his fans. There are a number of ways you can follow along and see what is coming soon:
INSTAGRAM: click here to follow along!
FACEBOOK: click here to follow along!
And by now it should be painfully obvious that no collection is complete without a piece from Magic Marker Art by Mark Pingitore. If somehow you do NOT own something, head on over to his store and remedy that ASAP. And if you already own something, why not add to your collection? ;)
MAGIC MARKER ART STORE: click here to buy stuff!