Charles Addams: American Gothic

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Yes, yes, we all know the theme song and now that it is cycling through my head for the umpteenth time this morning, there is an exhibition currently running at the Australian Museum, Sydney of original artwork by cartoonist Charles Addams, creator of the Addams Family.

Charles Addams

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Addams’ own life was bizarre enough to explain the macabre humour found in his cartoons, not least a potentially homicidal second wife who I’m assuming was later the inspiration for Uncle Fester’s wife in the second film.

The exhibit runs until August 25, more info here.


Image Credit

Addams, C. S. (Unknown). American Gothic #3. Retrieved June 25, 2013 from

Charles Addams in 1975. (1975). Retrieved June 25, 2013 from

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