Welcome to Smellville Makes New York Times Best Seller List

The first Garbage Pail Kids children’s novel from RL Stine looks to be a success. Illustrator of the book, Jeff Zapata, posted that the book will be debuting on the next New York Times Best Seller List. Welcome to Smellville is the 7th best selling book in the Middle Grade Hardcover Children’s Best Seller list. Certainly of the books sell well the series will continue. The second book, Thrills & Chills, is set to be released in March 2021. Congrats to all involved!


Abrams Reveals Cover for Thrills & Chills GPK Book 2

While it was announced a few weeks back, Abrams has revealed the cover for Garbage Pail Kids Book 2, Thrills & Chills. This will be the second book in a planned three book series from author R.L. Stine. The cover was first revealed by SYFY in an interview with Stine on their website. The cover advertises there will be four new stickers that come with the book. Once again cover artwork was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. The book is currently up for preorder on Amazon and is scheduled to release on March, 23, 2021.

First Look at Bonus Cards In Welcome to Smellville

Tomorrow marks the official release of Abrams Books Welcome to Smellville. The book is written by Goosebumps author, RL Stine. This is the first book in a planned three book series. Each book comes with 4 exclusive bonus cards. Below is what the cards looks like courtesy of Abrams and Topps.

The first book in a perfectly disgusting new series from @abramskids and @rlstine is here! Can you smell it? Sure to surprise, entertain, and amuse readers of all ages. https://bit.ly/2WCuzQD #GarbagePailKidsBook

Abrams Announces Garbage Pail Kids Book 2 Thrills and Chills

As first reported by GPKWorld, Abrams books has announced the second release in the R.L. Stine Garbage Pail Kids book series. Titled Thrills and Chills, the book is scheduled to be released Mar. 23, 2021. Once again Jeff Zapata and Joe Simko are listed as illustrators on the book. There was no artwork shown, nor mention of any cards as of yet coming with the book. This will be the second book in a planned three book series with Goosebumps author R.L Stine. The first book, Welcome to Smellville is scheduled to be released Sept. 29, 2020. Here is the information given on Abrams website.

  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: March 23, 2021
  • Price: $14.99
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-4363-4
  • EAN: 9781419743634
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: Black-and-white illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
  • Additional formats:

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for the second volume in this all-new illustrated middle-grade series sure to amuse, entertain, and repulse!

The Garbage Pail Kids are desperate to win the Smellville Pet Contest. But how can they compete against Good Boy, the perfect Chihuahua of the Perfect twins? Good Boy can stand on his head and do algebra problems blindfolded. But the whole thing goes out of control when our heroes meet five new kids who also call themselves the Garbage Pail Kids! Meet Windy Winston, Nat Nerd, Brett Sweat, Nasty Nancy, and Disgustin’ Justin. They all share the grand prize—a free all-day trip to Six Thrills Amusement Park. Will anyone have a good time? And will anyone survive?

R.L. Stine to Write Series on Garbage Pail Kids

Entertainment Weekly reports this morning that author R.L. Stine has signed a 3 book deal to write a series of books based on the Garbage Pail Kids. Aimed at Middle Schoolers, the series will debut this fall with the first book, Welcome to Smellville and bile published by Amulet Books. R.L. Stine is known for his hugely popular Goosebumps series of books. GPK artist Joe Simko has drawn the cover art, while former GPK artist and editor Jeff Zapata will illustrate the inside. The first book is available for pre-order on Amazon now for 14.99. The description for the book reads:

Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series
Welcome to the town of Smellville, where nine 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 series from bestselling author R. L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janie—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. Bonus: includes four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers!

Each book will also come with 4 exclusive GPK cards. This is a huge deal for the Garbage Pail Kids brand and Topps. This is how the brand can hit the mainstream big. According to Amazon the book will be available Oct. 6, 2020.