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Creepy and kooky in equal measure,
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This review is from: The Addams Family: An Evilution (Hardcover)
There have been many collections of Chas Addams's cartoons over the years and for those of us brought up on the TV Addams Family, this one is particularly satisfying. It presents the illustrations on a character-by-character basis and gives some fascinating insights into differences between the cartoon character and the later incarnation. Gomez was originally more of a sleazeball than a suave swashbuckler, Lurch was blind in one eye and Thing (or THE Thing) was more of a 'Kilroy was here' peeping presence than a disembodied hand. And did you know that Cousin Itt only ever appeared twice in print? This is all the more fasinating when you learn how tightly Addams controlled the content of the programme - it was a genuinely evolving creative process rather than others messing about with his vision.
A must for friends of 'The Family' everywhere!