Jan 7, 2012

Happy 100th, Charles Addams!

What a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning! The Google Doodle today is honoring the 100th birthday of cartoonist Charles Addams, creator of my favorite TV family.
Google Doodle Jan. 7, 2012
While mostly remembered as the creator of the Addams Family, Chas also had a number of his illustrations printed in The New Yorker. He always had a dark sense of humor and delighted in the macabre. One of his early jobs was working for True Detective magazine where he was hired to retouch corpses in crime scene photos to remove the blood from them. He thought they looked much more interesting the way they were! In addition to his delightful sense of humor, Addams was also a collector of medieval arms and armor having a particular fascination with the crossbow.
Charles Addams
It's a rare occasion in life when you discover an artist that you really connect with, someone whose work you look at and think that they would be someone who "gets you." So I am more than honored to add this post to all those celebrating what would have been Charles Addams' 100th birthday.

Even though it's his birthday, here's a little something for you!
From Famous Monsters of Filmland #145, 1978


  1. I believe that I read this post of yours a while back...
    we will be checking in more often good Sir... glad that I found your blog again... some of my followers are already your followers as well...