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    • “Topps’ Ugly Hang-Ups is an unproduced and still little-known test project from 1968, edited by Bhob Stewart and drawn by legendary MAD cartoonist Basil Wolverton. The specimens shown here represent a good sample of the test-run rescued by Topps employees shortly after a focus group of Brooklyn schoolkids killed it — the consensus being that their parents would NEVER let them have them.”

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    Topps Ugly Stickers 60’s 70’s Crazy Weirdo Monster Art Wolverton Wood Saunders

    Creepin’ around as a kid in friend’s older brother’s rooms, sometimes I would see these wild stickers of demented monsters that came from another era. The odd colorin’ and truly twisted creatures left a lastin’ impression. Recent research has revealed these to be called Ugly Stickers

    Sorta the Pokemon of their time, a mixture of 60’s monster culture,Mad Magazine/ EC Magazine, outter space freakiness, Big Daddy Roth, ‘n Science Fiction pulp art, psychedelic culture, Surrealist Painting, scientific illustration. Pure gross out in the details!

    With artwork by some of the MASTERS of the grotesque:

    OG comic Weirdo Basil Wolverton

    Wally Wood of EC Comics – Legend of Fantasy ‘n Sci-Fi art

    Norman Saunders Wacky Package-esque shiny ‘n sickly style was present in the mix.


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