Tuesday, February 16, 2010

WACKY PACKAGES STICKER ALBUM (1982)

A few summers ago I bought this Wacky Packages sticker album for ten cents. I stashed it away in my studio until just recently I pulled it out for a second look. It's a bit larger than my scanner so I only scanned a couple pages but I wanted to share it because I think it's really neat. There isn't any stickers stuck inside it but I used photoshop to cut/paste the sticker images onto one of the scans to give an example of what the completed page would look like. The pages have scenes that fit with the stickers such as a supermarket for the food related stickers and a bathroom for the bath items etc. and there is a spot for 120 numbered stickers. It took me forever to find out who did the artwork for the inner pages (read below) but I'm still dying to know who illustrated the inner/outer front and back cover. There is no signature so if anyone knows PLEASE tell me!

Here is the front and back cover:

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Here are a couple scans of the inside covers and pages including the sticker checklist:

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This guy looks like Jay Lynch without his specs! A possible model?

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The artist who did the illustrations for the inside pages is Ron Barrett. He's gotten recent attention for his artwork in the popular book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". They just released a movie based on it last year.

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I really enjoy the humor in this album. I'll have to scan some of the other pages to share in the future.

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This is the order form from the inside of the back cover. The kid in this is priceless. It really reminds me of Spumco's "Jimmy the idiot boy".

Even though I despise sticking stickers in books, I would probably break down and buy two copies if Topps came out with something like this today.

1 comment:

Zipdot said...

Is there any way you could post scans of the full album? I've been trying to find a digital copy of the 1982 Wacky Packages sticker album online with no luck. Thanks!

Rush Montgomery III
rush3rd@gmail.com