, the cartoonist who introduced the Addams family in the early 1930’s has been remembered by Google through Google Doodle. The logo has been transformed into the characters to celebrate the 100th birthday of Charles Addams. He died in the year 1988 and was very famous for his style in the form of gloomy humor. The Addams family has been a popular hit in many different mediums through which it has been brought to public.
The executive director of Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, H. Kevin Miserocchi has also shared his thoughts about the well known artist in the Google Blog. “Eleven years after his 1988 death, his widow and I formed the not-for-profit Tee and Charles Foundation to protect his legacy as an extraordinary cartoonist with a painterly technique, and to educate people about Charlie’s gift by exhibiting his work worldwide,” he said while remembering Charles Addams in the blog.
The Google Doodle tribute has been appreciated by people and there have been a lot of visits on the official website of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation. He is being remembered for his cartoons that were published for a long time in the New Yorker magazine. The Addams Family includes Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing.
“I think he was so far ahead of his time by realizing that horror was funny. This was his unique accomplishment. Now we accept that — in things like campy horror movies — but he was able to make horror fun [by] having horrible, terrible things happen in a family situation in an alternative universe,” Robert Mankoff, the New Yorker’s cartoon editor says about the popular cartoonist.
“We’ve have many great cartoonists in New Yorker magazine but Addams is one of the few who endures not just for the generation that knew him and loved him, but for the generations that were born after he died,” Mankoff added.
Addams’ work has been followed by several other artists as well by adopting the similar style. He has been innovative in his idea of presenting humor in a way that was not common at that time. The new style was also a reason his work became more admired by people of that time and then his name was considered as a symbol of gruesome humor. The tribute by Google Doodle has once again refreshed the memories of the great artist and his brilliant creations.