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:
In June, 2017 Mark released DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE SERIES 3, 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:
October 2017 was the perfect time for another batch of horror-themed-kiddos, so fittingly Mark released HORRORIBLE KIDS SERIES 2. This set contained nine additional characters based on scary movies:
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:
Yo Joe! In April, 2018 Mark gave collectors another round of that gorgeous red, white, and blue banner with the release of G.I. JOKES SERIES 2. The set featured the awesome dog-tag-die-cut surrounding nine all-new G.I. Joe characters :
MUTAGEN CANISTER KIDS GALLERY
With his foot firmly on the gas pedal Mark released the Mutagen Canister Kids to the masses in late April, 2017! This new release (complete with yet another unique die-cut shape) poked fun at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters we know and love. Below is a gallery of the series:
Showing no signs of slowing down, Magic Marker Art kept the releases coming in August, 2017 with the rise of his TRASHFORMERS set of stickers. Poking fun at everyone's favorite robots in disguise, this set was a huge hit with collectors of both GPK and Transformers memoribilia:
STAR WARPED KIDS GALLERY
A long time ago...well actually it was just in November, 2017...Magic Marker Art released the STAR WARPED KIDS! At last, Mark gave collectors a mini-set of die-cut GPK-style stickers based on the best series of movies around: Star Wars!
The Nintendopes parody set was released in February, 2018 and takes some of the most cherished icons from 80s Nintendo games and gives them the good ol' Magic Marker Art treatment.
MAGIC MARKER ART PINS & PRINTS
In addition to the popular sets of stickers displayed above, Magic Marker Art also makes a bunch of other fun goodies to collect. Perhaps the most impressive is his selection of limited edition enamel pins based on popular stickers from his releases. Below is an example of the ADAM N. Evil pin from the Disasters of the Universe set...and you can see the quality is fantastic! (There are a bunch of great ones to collect in his pin store!)
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!
MAGIC MARKER ART CHECKLIST & TIMELINE
Click the image below to open up a printable checklist. Print it out and use it to track your collection of Magic Marker Art stickers, pins, magnets and more!!
And because Mark keeps the releases coming fast and furious, below is a timeline that provides a glimpse at not only when a particular series was released, but also how many stickers were included as part of that release.