Saturday, February 6, 2016

2/6/1932 Charles Addams breaks in

February 6, 1932.  The issue of The New Yorker with this cover date contained the first published cartoon of Charles Addams.  It was about a window washer, but I haven't found a copy of it, so I don't know if it had that morbid sense of humor for which he is known and loved.

Of course, it is that morbid streak that made him a favorite of mystery writers and fans.  The Mystery Writers of America gave him a Special Edgar Award.  And they probably didn't turn their backs on him.

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