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Drawn & Quartered - Addams Family Cartoons

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Drawn & Quartered - Addams Family Cartoons

15.00

Chas Addams's first cartoon appeared in the New Yorker when he was just 21 and his macabre humor was a mainstay of the magazine for the next 60 years.

Linda H Davis, who wrote a biography called A Cartoonist's Life, said: "He was a most genteel, civilized, gracious, charming, witty normal person . . . with one exception. He did have a taste for unusual things. He decorated his apartment with real, working medieval crossbows and had a most unusual coffee table, made from a civil war embalming table. They called it a drying out table in those days and Addams loved to point out a sinister stain in the place where the kidneys would have been."

Most of the drawings in this book appeared originally in the New Yorker and Colliers. This is the First Bantam Edition, but the book was originally printed as a hardback in 1939. The introduction by Boris Karloff is funny and warmhearted, and the book is a joy to read.

Book Info: Bantam Book, Inc., New York, 1946. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Bantam book #37. Bound in pictorial card covers. Introduction by Boris Karloff. A near fine, bright copy.

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Chas Addams's first cartoon appeared in the New Yorker when he was just 21 and his macabre humor was a mainstay of the magazine for the next 60 years.

Linda H Davis, who wrote a biography called A Cartoonist's Life, said: "He was a most genteel, civilized, gracious, charming, witty normal person . . . with one exception. He did have a taste for unusual things. He decorated his apartment with real, working medieval crossbows and had a most unusual coffee table, made from a civil war embalming table. They called it a drying out table in those days and Addams loved to point out a sinister stain in the place where the kidneys would have been."

Most of the drawings in this book appeared originally in the New Yorker and Colliers. This is the First Bantam Edition, but the book was originally printed as a hardback in 1939. The introduction by Boris Karloff is funny and warmhearted, and the book is a joy to read.

Book Info: Bantam Book, Inc., New York, 1946. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Bantam book #37. Bound in pictorial card covers. Introduction by Boris Karloff. A near fine, bright copy.