Thursday, October 26, 2006

Ed Sorel reviews "Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life" by Linda H. Davis

Ed Sorel reviews the new Charles Addams bio in this week's NY Observer. Some wonderful stuff here, by a pro who knows the cartoon biz:

"Take it from one who knows: Cartoonists lead unexciting lives. Dreaming up gags is a solitary business ...."

But not Addams!

"[The author] ... notes his tendency to laugh at funerals and his fondness for buying suits of armor, medieval weaponry and other reminders of death—such as his coffee table, a wooden contraption with holes in each corner meant for draining fluids from human bodies." And "a steady stream of young beauties longed for him, and no fewer than three goddesses—Jacqueline Kennedy, Greta Garbo and Joan Fontaine—found him a desirable escort."


1 comment:

Mark Anderson said...

I just got this in the mail from Amazon! I'll letcha know how it is...