So many of you are dealing with winter issues.
Snow, snow and more snow.
Cold, cold and more cold.
When I saw this snowy postcard I knew it was the one for
This is a postcard from another of the wonderful Pomegranate postcard books -
this one on Charles Addams.
Addams (1912-1989) worked mainly in black and white, using ink wash to great and spooky effect, but he turned out the occasional colorful New Yorker cover.
"A three-time college dropout, Charles Addams was nevertheless an erudite, urbane, and - leaving aside his substantial collection of medieval weaponry - evidently quite normal man. The New Yorker published its first Chas Addams cartoon in the early thirties, and a few years later signed him on as a salaried artist at $35 a week. Nearly all of his 1,300 published cartoons appeared in The New Yorker over the course of a 50 year career.
Addams is probably most closely associated with the wraiths, ghoouls, thugs, and toadlike children who populate a desolate Victorian mansion - the characters, initially unnamed by their creator, who became known as the Addams Family. Gomez, Morticia, and their sinister servants and feral offspring gave rise to a silly but fondly remembered television show and two silly and very funny movies."
From Chas Addams: A Book of Postcards published by Pomegranate.
I'll spend the rest of the day humming the theme song to the Addams family!
A big thank you to Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.
Wishing you well, a Joy filled weekend, and some sun to warm you!