Earlier this year, Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teamed up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated book series, with the first entry coming this September, titled Welcome to Smellville.
Stine write three middle-grade books books based on the iconic cards from The Topps Company through a deal with publisher Abrams' Children's Books.
"Welcome to the town of Smellville, where ten kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better."
"In this hilarious new illustrated series from bestselling author R.L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janey—get into mischief at their middle school, all while battling bullies and their archenemies, Penny and Parker Perfect. These all-new illustrated stories are sure to amuse, entertain, and blow away readers of all ages."
Welcome to Smellville will release on September 29th. The book's cover art comes from Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, while former GPK artist and editor Jeff Zapata illustrated the inside. The hardcover book will include four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers.
Additionally, you can get even more Garbage Pail Kids goodies just for pre-ordering! Pre-order today and head on over to the Abrams website to claim an exclusive prize pack including character stickers illustrated by Zapata, a bookmark signed by Simko and a custom Garbage Pail Kids pencil pouch!