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  • Who has/had the better career: Pound or Bunk?

    Ok, so some of you know I’ve dipped my toes in the GPK Art game lately, and this topic has come up in my head several times and I’ve argued with several collectors on this issue several times. Basically, I’m here to argue that Tom Bunk at the end of the day has had the better art career than John Pound? Anyone up for a friendly debate?

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    Not much of a debate really. Tom Bunk verses the Howard Hughes of GPK. I have to agree Bunk has had the better art career overall. Before anyone gets their panties in a twist rusVan is talking overall career NOT quality of their GPK art. Pound is basically a recluse and I feel it was caused by Topps! Tom is out there still working on projects and doing commissions and has built quite the career resume. Pound has an impressive career as well but as he self isolated his career basically became that of limited output. Let’s be honest Tom is from all accounts a very gracious and wonderfully nice guy to the fans. He should have the honorary title of Uncle Tomas bestowed upon him by GPK fans. Sorry Russ for taking up space just to agree.
    Last edited by dxtc; 10-14-2020, 07:38 AM.


    • #3
      I’ve also noticed with noobs most don’t know Pound and some since Tom isn’t producing for the new sets don’t know much about him. I’d gather the same can be said about Lynch’s contributions as well at this point. Noobs todays lesson learn the history of what you collect!


      • #4
        I'll start with the fact that I am not an artist and I have no idea what would make a successful art career. I would argue if you can get through life not having a 9-5 and have a roof over your head and food on the table all while drawing and painting and being creative, that is pretty successful. So it appears on the surface they are both very successful artists.

        Just based on what I know without doing a ton of research, I would say Tom Bunk has done more. In addition to GPK, Mr. Bunk was a regular artist with Mad Magazine. I think that's kind of a big deal. Tom Bunk also has a Wikipedia page and I can't find one for John Pound 🤷‍♂️

        I know John Pound was doing the coding art for awhile. He has done a few small things here and there (various gpk styled promo cards, etc.) but other than that I am not aware of much. He doesn't really interact with fans as much as Bunk. I know he did go to SDCC a few years back. I will not miss another opportunity to meet him should he ever go to another con.

        Do we even know if we will get Pound autographs in Chrome 3? Rockholt
        Last edited by Jimbo; 10-14-2020, 09:48 PM.


        • #5
          Don’t forget all the awesome fantasy novel covers and plates Mr. Pound did before becoming a Topps artist. I know he hasn’t done anything high-profile lately, but I think he’s had just as varied and notable a career as Bunk.


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