If you have visited the Google search engine already today you would have noticed a new Google Doodle. The search engine giant often provides something to celebrate a special event or someone’s birthday. Today’s Charles Addams doodle is explained as we give some information on the great American cartoonist.
Today would have been Charles Addams 100th birthday who was born in Westfield, New Jersey in 1912. He was arguably most famous for creating the Addams family that has been commemorated in today’s Google Doodle. While he was still very young he had a love for coffins, skeletons, and tombstones that was used as the foundation of his later work.
In 1935 his first ever cartoon was published in the magazine New Yorker, which was long before his fun tales went mainstream. Before this it was his father that encouraged him to draw, and he went on to create cartoons for the Westfield High School magazine.
From 1938 he had regular cartoons published in the New Yorker, and served at the Signal Corps Photographic Center in New York during the Second World War. The Addams Family TV series was first started after a TV producer approached Addams for help to create it by using his own humor. The series ran for only two seasons between 1964 and 1966.
Addams passed away in 1988 on September 29th after suffering a heart attack while parking his car. Instead of a funeral Addams requested a wake and his ashes were buried at the pet cemetery of his estate that was called The Swamp. Head over to Wikipedia for more information about the life of Charles Addams.
Were you a fan of the Addams Family?