Over the past 30+ years there have been dozens of different ARTISTS involved with Garbage Pail Kids. From coming up with a concept...to painting the final artwork...to providing sketches of a popular character...there are dozens of talented individuals behind the curtain.
The list below is in no way a complete list of every artist, rather it's a list of GPK Artists who have a presence on the web that you can visit. The links are to be used as not only a way to see more artwork from these talented individuals, but also to show them support and appreciation for their work towards this hobby we all love.
Relatively new to the Garbage Pail Kids universe, Simone has provided sketch card work for the 30th Anniversary and American As Apple Pie In Your Face releases
In addition to offering up some fantastic custom prints for fans, Michael has provided sketch card work for the American As Apple Pie In Your Face release
For as long as Topps has been making Garbage Pail Kids, Tom has been there. His iconic artwork has been featured on both the front and back of GPK stickers for over 30 years
Neil Camera first worked on Garbage Pail Kids for All New Series 7...and continues to be involved with the Topps company producing both concept pieces and highly-detailed sketch card work
Although John hasn't provided a lot of work for Garbage Pail Kids, his unique (and brilliant!) style is immediately recognizable and sought after by collectors
Howard's claim to GPK-fame is the fact he painted the back artwork for the entire Giant Postcards series back in 1986. He also worked on Original Series 8
In addition to incredible fan art and custom pieces, GPK Dave has lent his talents on some amazing sketch card work for the 30th Anniversary and American As Apple Pie In Your Face releases
Layron has been working on Garbage Pail Kids since way back in All New Series 5. His characters are always incredibly detailed and strongly resemble the Original Series character look from the 80s
Of all the artists to come and go over the years, Luis is often considered to be the one who got the closest to resembling the model set forth from Mr. Pound. He continues to lend his skills in some great parody work for fans
Brent has basically turned into Pound v2.0. Brent began work back on the All New Series 5 release and to date has painted an astounding 300+ Garbage Pail Kids characters
Ken is one of the five artists from Gallery1988 that worked on the hobby shaped sketch cards for Flashback Series 2
Dustin has been working with Topps on various Garbage Pail Kids releases ever since 2014 Series 2. His sketch work and availability to fans have made him quite popular in the GPK-verse
If his sketch card work on the 30th Anniversary and American As Apple Pie In Your Face releases are any indication, Jon will be working with Topps for a long time
David Gross is very well-known for his work on Wacky Packages, but has also been lending his skills to Garbage Pail Kids ever since All New Series 3 hit the shelves back in 2004
Fred has only popped up a couple of times throughout the years (starting with All New Series 7), but his take on GPK is fantastic and leaves collectors wanting more
Aron worked on a number of different Garbage Pail Kids characters for the All New Series 3 release, but has been pretty much quiet on the scene ever since
Jay Lynch is not only an author, famous cartoonist, and all-around great guy...he's also one of the veteran Garbage Pail Kids artists who began his work with Topps and GPK back on Original Series 6
Relatively new to the Garbage Pail Kids universe, Lily has provided sketch card work for the 30th Anniversary and American As Apple Pie In Your Face releases
Misha is one of the five artists from Gallery1988 that worked on the hobby shaped sketch cards for Flashback Series 2
Working as an Art Director, Editor, Concept Artist AND Writer for Topps back in 1985, Mark is referred to as one of the creators of Garbage Pail Kids
Keith is one of the five artists from Gallery1988 that worked on the hobby shaped sketch cards for Flashback Series 2
Mark has been heavily involved in creating memorable Garbage Pail Kids characters ever since All New Series 5, and single-handedly painted the kick-ass new kiddos for the Magnet set back in 2012
Steve is wonderful to fans and therefore incredibly popular amongst GPK collectors. He has been providing concept work and sketches from Brand New Series 3 to the current releases
Pound. 'nuff said.
Relatively new to the Garbage Pail Kids universe, Chad provided sketch card work for the American As Apple Pie In Your Face release
Joe is all over the GPK-scene...from lending his skills to not only card releases (starting with Flashback Series 1), but also to comic books, sketch cards, GPK documentaries, and more!
Strephon has worked on a few different Garbage Pail Kids series over the years, and is perhaps most remembered for his unique 'custom sketch cards' he created for collectors back in 2004 where he incorporated their name into the puke
As reclusive as he is prolific, James has been painting Garbage Pail Kids for Topps for 30 years...but often serves as a source of frustration for fans due to how difficult it is to track him down for an autograph, etc.
Dan Burn WEBSTER
Dan burst onto the Garbage Pail Kids scene by providing some mind-blowing sketch card work for both the 30th Anniversary and American As Apple Pie In Your Face releases
Fred painted his first Garbage Pail Kids character waaaaay back in All New Series 6, and has continued to be involved by providing some truly fantastic sketch cards over the years
In addition to serving as Art Director for a number of different Garbage Pail Kids series, Jeff has also provided a number of amazing concept pieces and sketch cards from All New Series 2 to present day