Welcome to Smellville (Garbage Pail Kids Book 1)


Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine joins forces with Topps and the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a hilarious, all-new illustrated middle-grade series


ISBN: 9781419743610 Category:

R.L. Stine


Welcome to the town of Garbage Falls, 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 slobby 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 Janey—get into mischief at their middle school, all while battling bullies and their archenemies, Penny and Parker Perfect. These allnew illustrated stories are sure to amuse, entertain, and repulse readers of all ages. Bonus: includes four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers!

Additional information

Weight 338 g
Dimensions 14.6 x 21 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 December 2020
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Jeff Zapata and Joe Simko
Dimensions 14.6 x 21 cm
Weight 338 g


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R.L. Stine has more than 400 million English-language books in print, plus international editions in thirty-two languages, making him one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Besides Goosebumps, he has written series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, Dangerous Girls, and Just Beyond. Stine lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher.

The Topps Company, Inc., originator of Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks, and Bazooka Joe brands, was founded in 1938 and is the preeminent creator and marketer of physical and digital trading cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary.

Jeff Zapata has worked on comic books and trading cards for more than 25 years, including 13 gross, memorable ones as an editor, art director, and artist on Garbage Pail Kids and other brands at the Topps Company.

Joe Simko is an artist known for his happy-horror style. He is one of the premiere Garbage Pail Kids illustrators for the Topps Company and lives in New York City with his wife, son, dog, and many, many boxes of cereal.