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The Lannister Family

DeviantART member bubug drew the Lannisters from the TV series Game of Thrones as if they were conceived and drawn by Charles Addams. That is, like The Addams Family! Link -via The Mary Sue

Charles Addams Honored with Doodle

The man who originally created the Addams family would have been 100 years old today, if he hadn’t died in 1988. Charles Addams was a cartoonist at The New Yorker and began drawing the ghoulish yet humorous characters in 1938. Those characters eventually took on the author’s name and were made into a TV sitcom, [...]

14 Facts You Might Not Know about The Addams Family

Ah, The Addams Family! Although this show lasted only two years — 1964 through 1966 — it has endured as a pop culture phenomenon, spawning movies, cartoons, revivals, and comics. Let’s take a look at some things you might not know about that show. 1. The show was preceded by the one-panel cartoons of Charles Addams, [...]

Light Heart, Dark Humor: The Man Behind The Addams Family

Cartoonist Charles Addams was almost as bizarre as the characters he drew. His most famous creation, The Addams Family, has been reincarnated time and again during the past 70 years, coming back to life from the grave. Are his drawings morbid? Sure. But they’re also immortal. As The New Yorker’s star cartoonist from the 1930s [...]

The Quick 10: 10 People Pronounced Dead a Bit Prematurely

Pope Benedict XV died on January 22, 1922, which isn’t all that notable by itself – after all, he was 67 and had been suffering from a pretty bad case of pneumonia all month. What is notable is that he had been declared dead several days before he actually died thanks to a foible by [...]

The Mysterious Disappearance of Four Comic Book Characters

Comic strips – they’re usually happy, fun, lighthearted places (unless you prefer the likes of Rex Morgan. But behind the smiles sometimes lie sinister secrets – the mysterious and questionable disappearance of characters! OK, I’m being a bit dramatic – just consider me in the Halloween spirit, and enjoy these four characters whose faces you might [...]