Friday, October 21, 2016

Mark Pignitore - Garbage Pail Kids

2016.08.27 Monsters and Robots, Somerset, NJ

Just as with Joe Simko's sketch, I was not aware of the Garbage Pail Kid that Mark had provided. When he saw the Pinocchio stamp he said he could draw something for that.  I had no idea the image had been created by Brent Engstrom on the card Lyin' Ryan
Again my lack of knowledge of the characters, made seeing this sketch a first time experience. I was thrilled with the sketch. My comment was "I didn't think I would find a use for the Pinocchio first day cover.." and I was thrilled with the outcome. I don't usually like going to an artist without knowledge of their background, but I found this experience made the discovery of the design more exciting...

Mark Pignitore has done over 100 Garbage Pail Kids illustrations, as well as sketch cards and illustrations for Mars Attacks, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Wacky Packages, Hollywood Zombies, and Cereal Killers.  He has also painted the cover for IDW's GPK comic book...

The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi, was published in 1883. Several countries have honored Collodi and his creation on postage stamps. Although many of the stamps issued are done so for the Disney version of the story, I have included some of my favorite non-Disney Pinocchio stamps..
Italy - 1954 -- Uruguay - 1981 -- San Marino - 1990

3 comments:

Steve Aitken said...

Hi, this is very much off topic but I saw your Soccer Americana blog and thought I'd shoot you a message.

Do you happen to have or know of anyone with any Upper Deck Thierry Henry autos or Topps Dennis Bergkamp Autos for sale?

And do you know how I can get in touch with Chuck from Chucksusedcards blog please?

Thank you,

Steve.

RRobinson said...

Thanks for your comment. Unfortuantely I do not have any of the autographs you have listed. I have only contacted Chuck through his blog, I do not have any other connection to him. Sorry I can not be of help.

Steve Aitken said...

Okay thanks for the reply :-)