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:
- Google Gumby Logo For 90th Birthday Of Creator Art Clokey
- Google Logo Honors Mary Blair, Disney Artist
- Richard Scarry Gets Google Logo
- All The “Mr Men & Little Miss” Google Logos For Roger Hargreaves Birthday
- Will Eisner Google Logo
- Google’s Paul Cézanne Logo
- Google Logo For Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post
- Scooby-Doo Google Logo For Halloween
- The Flintstones Google Logo: Yabba-Dabba Do!
Similar characters/artists have been featured further back in the past, too, such as Dilbert, Astro Boy and Paddington Bear.