Post by seymourbarf on Dec 14, 2018 13:02:06 GMT -5
1. 2018 Retail Set of the Year
2018S1 We Hate the 80's 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible 2018 UK Garbage Gang 2018 Italy Sgorbions
Seymour Says™: 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible. They weren't GPKs, but it was still good art.
2. 2018 Online GPK Set of the Year
2018 On Demand GPK Meme 2018 GPK Stranger Kids 2018 GPKs Summer Comic Convention 2018 GPK Hall of Lame 2018 GPK Shammy Awards
Seymour Says™: All of it was terrible.
3. 2018 Topps GPK Licensee of the Year
Creepy Co. Fright Rags Funko Opening Ceremony
Seymour Says™: I guess Opening Ceremony? A couple of their shirts (like the New Wave Dave one) were okay. None of the others impressed me with their 2018 offerings.
4. 2018 GPK Rookie Sketch Artist of the Year
Seymour Says™: I don't buy or even look at sketches, so I can't judge.
5. 2018 GPK Sketch Artist of the Year
Seymour Says™: Again, I don't care about sketches. Unless they are the unofficial ones Engstrom did years back.
6. 2018 GPK Artist of the Year
Neil Camera Brent Engstrom David Gross "Smokin" Joe McWilliams Joe Simko
Seymour Says™: This was a close one. Brent painted my all-time favorite "new" GPK ("Dee & D"). I also really liked "Centi-Pete" from the 80s set, as well as a few others he did. But I think David really out-did himself with his offerings in the horror set. I could name a dozen that he did in that set that were solid. I think by the sheer quantity of good pieces David did this year, my vote goes to him.
7. 2018 GPK Card of the Year
Mad Paul (We Hate the 80's Toys #2a Artist/Concept: Brent Engstrom) Batty Manny (We Hate the 80's Movies #1a Artist/Concept: Layron DeJarnette) Bob Gross (We Hate the 80's Celebrities #7a Artist/Concept: David Gross) Amphibian Manny (Not-Scars #1a Artist/Concept: "Smokin" Joe McWilliams) Stranger Kids Poster (Stranger Kids #3 of 4 Artist/Concept: Joe Simko) Pumpkin Heddy (Philly Non-Sport #1 Artist/Concept: Joe Simko) Pin Ed (Oh the Horror-ible 80's Horror #1a Artist/Concept: Brent Engstrom) Joyless Jason (Oh the Horror-ible 80's Horror #7a Artist/Concept: David Gross) Hollow Dean (Oh the Horror-ible Modern Horror #14b Artist/Concept: Brent Engstrom)
Seymour Says™: There is an "Other" selection in this category, which is good because I don't see any of even my twenty favorites from this year on this list. Where is Papa Murph? Flo Worm? Bob Blob? Any of David's horror set pieces? If I'm forced to choose from the selections above, I guess it would be Pin Ed. I guess. There are some good ones in the list, but there were so many better ones this year.