Wednesday, January 7, 2015
1/7/1912 Charles Addams is born
Does he really belong on a page about mystery fiction? He's more in the horror camp, I suppose. But if the Mystery Writers of America thought he deserved a special Edgar Award in 1961 (and they did) that's good enough for me.
Besides the creepy characters who inspired The Addams Family he drew plenty of crime-related cartoons. Remember the gangster firing his machine gun out the window at the police while his long-suffering wife sweeps up the spent cartridges?