Artist Jay Lynch, of Garbage Pail Kids fame, dead at 72

Underground comix cartoonist Jay Lynch, perhaps best known for Bijou Funnies and his contributions to the Garbage Pail Kids trading card series, died March 5, reports the New York Times..

“Underground comix were the most important art movement of the 20th century,” he wrote, using the “comics” spelling preferred by underground cartoonists, in the introduction to “Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics Into Comix” (2009), by Denis Kitchen and James Danky. “Copies of many of the early books sell to collectors for many thousands of dollars,” he continued. “It’s all quite ironic: Rebellious cartoonists mocking consumer culture were inadvertently producing collectible artifacts for the same consumer culture 40 years down the road.”

And I do believe that's his art on the 30th Anniversary Box set. Alex Balk wrote a commemorative poem and it's perfect. John Pound is still with us.

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  1. Weird...I was just thinking about Garbage Pail Kids last night....for like the first time in years. I was thinking of tracking the creator down and convincing them to do a special set on the new Trump Administration.

  2. A pail imitation of Wacky Packages.

  3. hear hear. garbage pail kids? spare me. wacky packs were the OG of this type of thing, and he did those first.

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