Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines from Charles Addams

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.


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