Flip the Bird, by John Pound
'Flip the Bird'. 

John Pound is perhaps best known for his work on the 'Garbage Pail Kids' trading card series from the late 1980's. As a kid, Pound was inspired by early Mad and Disney comics. In later years, his inspiration came from artists such as Robert Crumb and Rick Griffin. He started his career doing stories and covers for underground comix. One of his comix creations was 'Flip the Bird'.

Garbage Pail Kids, by John PoundGarbage Pail Kids, by John PoundGarbage Pail Kids, by John Pound
'Garbage Pail Kids'.

In 1984, Art Spiegelman called Pound to work on some Wacky Packages paintings for a stickers series. One of the Wacky Packages was a 'Garbage Pail Kids' doll in its box. Other works by Pound include the 'Meanie Babies' and cover and interior art for titles such as Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik's 'Howard The Duck' and Mad Magazine.

Pound wrote a personal homage to Robert Crumb in Monte Beauchamp's book 'The Life and Times of R. Crumb. Comments From Contemporaries (St. Martin's Griffin, New York, 1998).

John Pound was an influence on Francisco Munguía

Cover by John PoundCover by John Pound
'Screwy Squirrel' and 'Commies From Mars. The Red Planet'.

Commies from Mars, by John Pound
'Commies From Mars. The Red Planet'.


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