Addams, Charles Samuel

(redirected from Charles Addams)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Addams, Charles Samuel,

1912–88, American cartoonist, b. Westfield, N.J. Beginning in 1932, Addams's work appeared regularly in the New Yorker, to which he eventually contributed more than 1,300 cartoons. Members of a ghoulish family were recurring figures in his subject matter. Famed for their wit, fantasy, and sense of the macabre, his cartoons are collected in Drawn and Quartered (1942), Addams and Evil (1947), Monster Rally (1950), Home Bodies (1954), Black Maria (1960), Charles Addams' Mother Goose (1967), My Crowd (1970), and The World of Charles Addams (1991). Addams's characters also have been the basis for television series and motion pictures.

Bibliography

See biography by L. H. Davis (2006).

References in periodicals archive ?
The Broadway musical adaptation of the hit film, itself based on the Charles Addams cartoons, replaces the previously announced Promises, Promises, running Oct.
The situation comedy "The Addams Family,'' inspired by the Charles Addams cartoons, premiered on ABC-TV.
The Addams Family was created by American cartoonist Charles Addams and first made an appearance in The New Yorker in 1938.
Other recent Google doodles have been in tribute to Charles Addams, Mark Twain and Louis Daguerre.
The Addams family was created by American cartoonist Charles Addams and follows the adventures of a macabre family who live in a gloomy mansion.
20 Newbury Morticia Addams is the fictional matriarch of The Addams Family, which was created by cartoonist Charles Addams.
First they were a series of humorous cartoons in the New Yorker Magazine, drawn by artist Charles Addams.
Bradbury collaborated with Charles Addams on the creation of that macabre family that eventually took Addams' name.
The comic worlds of Peter Arno, William Steig, Charles Addams, and Saul Steinberg.
Also included are images and photographs of numerous parodies that have been created based on this now iconic painting, ranging from sources as diverse as Roseanne and Tom Arnold, the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a Charles Addams cartoon, The Saturday Evening Post, the musical The Music Man, the TV shows Green Acres and The Beverly Hillbillies, and Barbie and Ken.
The Addams Family, that strange, macabre, but undeniably comical family originally dreamt up by Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine, made their small screen debut in 1964.
Full browser ?