Google Logo Honors Addams Family Creator, Charles Addams

Addams Family creator Charles Addams is the latest artist/illustrator to be honored with a special logo on the Google home page.

The black-and-white drawing, created courtesy of the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, features seven common characters from The Addams Family (L-R): Morticia, Gomez, Thing (sorry, that’s Cousin Itt), Pugsley, Wednesday, Lurch and Uncle Fester. (Where’s Grandmama?!)

New Jersey’s Star-Ledger newspaper has a great write-up on Addams, which explains that he first drew the Addams Family in 1938 for The New Yorker magazine. The cartoons were adapted into a TV series (that I watched regularly in my youth) and a pair of films in 1991 and 1993.

Addams died in 1988; today, January 7, would’ve been his 100th birthday.

Google has a history of featuring artists/illustrators like Addams in its special homepage logos/doodles. Here are some of our past stories about art/cartoon-related Google logos:

Similar characters/artists have been featured further back in the past, too, such as Dilbert, Astro Boy and Paddington Bear.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos


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