Gahan Wilson





Gahan Wilson


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in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
February 18, 1930

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Gahan Wilson is an author, cartoonist, and illustrator in the United States.

Wilson's cartoons and illustrations are drawn in a playfully grotesque style, and have a dark humor that is often compared to the work of The New Yorker cartoonist and Addams Family creator Charles Addams. But while both men sometimes feature vampires, graveyards and other traditional horror elements in their work, Addams's cartoons tended to be more gothic, reserved and old-fashioned, while Wilson's work is more contemporary, gross, and confrontational, featuring atomic mutants, subway monsters, and serial killers. It could be argued that Addams's work was probably meant to be funny without a lot of satirical intent, while Wilson often has a very specific point to
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The Devil's Dictionary and ...

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Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of P...

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4.71 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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The Big Book of Freaks

4.13 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1996
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Nuts

3.92 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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The Best of Gahan Wilson

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4.24 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2004
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The Cleft and Other Odd Tales

3.88 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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I Paint What I See

4.40 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Gahan Wilson's Still Weird

4.23 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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And Then We'll Get Him!

4.34 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Everybody's Favorite Duck

3.61 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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