5.30.2008

Wacky Packages


Wacky Packages, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

To celebrate 35 years (holy crap) of Topps Wacky Packages stickers, they have put out this awesome collection of art from Series 1-7 in its entirety. It inspired me to set up this shot with some of my Wacky Packages stickers. Yes folks, they still make them and I still have to pick up a few packs every once in a while.

If you were a kid in the 70's, or just like well done gross art and sophomoric humor (who doesn't?), this is the book for you. It's really interesting, Pulitzer Prize winning writer/artist Art Spiegelman (Maus) was a gag writer for Topps for 23 years. Also, the famous pulp artist Norm Saunders regularly did art for Wacky Packages. It's a crazy, wonderful world ain't it?

You can get the book ... here.

3 comments:

STOVEPIPE.NET said...

I need that book, I still have a bunch of mine from the 70's!

Jason Chalker said...

Yeah, it's really cool. I actually just got an uncut sheet of stickers from 1980.

Manny said...

Here's something wacky - an online comic about an artsy potato!
http://www.artsology.com/potablo_potasso_1.php