charles addams

Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious, Spooky: A Tribute to Charles Addams
Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious, Spooky: A Tribute to Charles Addams
Born in Westfield, New Jersey, on this day in 1912, cartoonist Charles Addams showed his particular aesthetic proclivities from a young age. He was known by his peers for having a sense of humor that was “a little different,” and for being the kid who hung out at the cemetery and got caught breaking into one of the numerous spooky mansions that peppered his neighborhood. By his early 20s, he was working for True Detective magazine, where his job was to retouch photos of corpses, primarily to remove blood and gore. Naturally, he complained that they were “more interesting the way they were.”