llustrator Robert Jimenez was inspired to create the new "Garbage Pail Kids Kitchen" one day eating lunch. Robert is a longtime illustrator of Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) cards and was peeling a banana when he had a flashback to Banana Anna, a classic GPK card depicting an anthropomorphic banana with a bite taken out of its head. So, he took a photo of it and used it to mock up a card, trying his best to re-create the original composition. He then pitched it to Topps. "Just thinking it was a goofy thing," he wrote BB in an email.
They were very interested and asked if I could produce more. I submitted about 25 ideas. The project evolved a bit over a few months and it was decided to just stick to foods and call it GPK Kitchen. I arranged all the food, (made guts using Monster Clay) photographed them, then went to work on them in Photoshop.
Packs of these sticker cards are available to buy now ($20), but only for a few days — get'em while they're hot!
P.S. If you're a fan of GPK, go watch this documentary STAT: 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story.
images via Robert Jimenez