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Creator: Charles Addams
A long-time contributor of cartoons to The New Yorker magazine, Charles Addams specialized in whimsically grotesque scenes, which was evidently something of a case of Drawing What He Knew.

One set of his recurring characters became the basis for the television series (and later movies) The Addams Family. Addams also drew such classic one-off cartoons as a skiier somehow going around a tree on both sides at once; a moustachioed villain with a young damsel slung over his shoulder heading down into a subway, presumably to tie her to the tracks; and a Banana Peel lying on a busy city sidewalk, cordoned off by "caution" signs.

This creator provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Black Comedy: It's basically his trademark.
  • Death as Comedy: One cartoon has a woman inviting her husband to enter the house, while she has a gun aimed at the door.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Most cartoons are in black-and-white and take place in dark settings.
  • The Nameless: In his original cartoons the Addams Family characters remained nameless. Only for the tv sitcom The Addams Family the script writers asked him to invent names for the individual family members.

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