Announced earlier this year, R.L. Stine is joining forces with the Garbage Pail Kids for a brand new line of books, the first of which is coming soon and titled Welcome to Smellville.
Welcome to Smellville will kick off a three-book deal Stine has inked with Abrams’ Children’s Books, the first in a middle-grade series based on the cards from The Topps Company.
“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.”
The book will be released on September 29, featuring illustrations from Jeff Zapata and cover art by Joe Simko. It also comes with four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers.