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THE ADDAMS FAMILY: AN EVILUTION

224-page hardcover with more than 200 cartoons of The Family

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The “evilution” of Charles Addams’ singularly eccentric family began long before the television and film interpretations made them icons of American popular culture. Addams first created Morticia, Lurch and The Thing in a cartoon published in a 1938 issue of The New Yorker magazine - though he hadn’t named them at the the time, or even conceived of a family unit. Other characters were born and developed in a multitude of Addams’ cartoons over the next twenty-six years, before the cheerily creepy clan debuted on ABC television in 1964 and later on the big screen, twice, in 1991 and 1993.

The Addams Family: An Evilution is the first book to trace The Addams Family history, presenting more than 200 cartoons created by Charles Addams throughout his prolific career; many have never been published before. Text by H. Kevin Miserocchi, director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, offers a revealing chronology of each character’s evolution, while Addams’ own incisive character descriptions, originally penned for the benefit of the television show producers, introduce each chapter.

As the presence of the Family continues to permeate generation after generation, and in celebration of the Broadway musical opening in 2010, this book reminds us where these oddly lovable characters came from and, in doing so, offers a lasting tribute to one of America’s greatest humorists. A phenomenon of rare proportion, The Addams Family is the manifestation of one artist's dark but irresistible wit, expressed with an uncommonly deft hand.


CHARLES ADDAMS: AMERICAN GOTHIC

Exhibition Catalogue 2002

Charles Addams: 
American Gothic
from 15.00

Exhibition Catalogue 2002

The Guild Hall Museum
East Hampton, New York

6 color and 28 black and white illustrations.

Text by H. Kevin Miserocchi, Director
Tee and Charles Addams Foundation

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