I have remarked here before that Halloween seemed to be the perfect holiday for Charles Addams to show off his macabre flair, but then he did a pretty good job with Valentine's Day as well. I suppose he wasn't as unrelentingly ghoulish as he would have had us believe. There is definitely a romantic side to the creator of The Addams Family.
|Charles Addams, The New Yorker, February 10, 1951|
Charles Addams, The New Yorker, February 11, 1961
|Charles Addams, The New Yorker, February 16, 1981|
|Addams used the same illustration as the cover to his collection Creature Comforts (1981)|
Note: My previous Charles Addams post can be found here.