Original Cartoon Drawing Signed, pen and wash, on a 3.5 x 5.5 inch board, docketed on verso "1941." Unpublished as far as our research indicates. CHARLES ADDAMS.
CHARLES ADDAMS

(1912-1988) American cartoonist known for his black humor and macabre characters. His is closely associated with "The New Yorker" magazine which published his cartoons regularly.

Original Cartoon Drawing Signed, pen and wash, on a 3.5 x 5.5 inch board, docketed on verso "1941." Unpublished as far as our research indicates.

Addams has drawn a humorous cartoon of a presumably naked hunter bathing in a lake surprised by a moose, close up. The moose's expression shows disapproval. The hunter, surprised, drops his soap in the lake. His shoes, hat and gun lay beside the lake. Addams signs in the lower left, "Chas Addams." Full docketing on verso: "Dec. 9, 1941" in pencil; "Sent Nov.12, 1941, Rec'd Dec. 9, 1941" in ink, both in another hand. A fine early cartoon ideal for a cartoon caption contest.

Addams created the characters that became known as The Addams Family, the basis for two live-action television series, two cartoon series, and many motion pictures. He also created a syndicated comic strip, "Out of This World," which ran in 1956.

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