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Original Gag Cartoon

Undated (probably 1960s); a finished drawing in black and white wash on illustration board; approximately 13 x 14”; signed “Chas Addams.” At the bottom right hand margin is a pencil note “AD #11. Interior Demons. Due Oct. 1, 60.2%” A man opens wardrobe doors and observes miniature men apparently residing on three floors, the middle one comfortably reading in a library room. Excellent condition. Addams’ preliminary sketches were often done in pencil; later versions were accomplished with a combination of pen and ink and wash. The finished ones (aside from the pen and ink line drawings of his earliest efforts) were wash drawings, some of which were eventually redrawn for publication, usually for editorial or aesthetic reasons, such as changing the characters, perspective, view or location (i.e. indoors v. outdoors). This cartoon might be unpublished.

[Book #23199P]

Price: $5,000.00
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