Charles Addams Did “Mother Goose”

Here’s something I learned only today: in 1967, beloved “Addams Family” creator and New Yorker cartoonist Charles “Chas” Addams — who was born 101 years ago this week — put his twist on the classic Mother Goose tales. According to this commentator, ‘”The Charles Addams Mother Goose” is exactly as darkly delightful as you’d expect it to be, bringing the time-honored characters to wicked new life. In the midst of the Vietnam War, Addams brought equal parts comfort and comic relief with this intersection of the deeply familiar and the refreshingly irreverent.’

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