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My Crowd

4.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  425 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
My Crowd is back by popular demand, just in time for the 20th aniversary of its first publication. With the most popular cartoons from his first six books, this cadaverous collection contains a wonderful assortment of goblins, ghosts, and gremlins, along with Addams' own famous "family" of characters that have made his name a household word.
Hardcover, First Edition, 192 pages
Published September 30th 1970 by Simon & Schuster
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Jordan
Jan 05, 2014 Jordan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jordan by: Elizabeth
Admittedly, I did not understand a few of these.

However, the overwhelming majority are creepy, subtle, and utterly delightful.

Buy this title from Powell's Books.
Sheila
Apr 14, 2012 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
The creator of the Addams family wrote this book. It's full of black and white comics he did for news papers. It's interesting to see what the Addams' were like before Hollywood got a hold of them. Still grim I see. Very nice.
Lora
Whose idea was it to take a crayon to my classic B&W Addams cartoons??? I don't know who thought it was a good idea to 'colorize' the cover. I guess there was some editorial mumbo jumbo, or publishing heebie jeebies. Well, I was worried it carried over to the inside of the book, but fear not, it does not. Nor will it ever. I've got an axe hanging over my book should anyone with a crayon approach its pristine Blackandwhitedness. Anyone.
This is a fun book of Addams cartoons with full page spr
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Mike (the Paladin)
I enjoy Charles Addams' cartoons, most of the time...

Just a joke, this collection will, what should I say here (?) have you "screaming" with laughter? (Well, mostly I chuckled). But the king of "dark humor" has some good work here they range from obvious (an old lady buying a broom and telling the store keeper not to bother wrapping it, she'll ride it home) to the subtle (I had to look twice at the empy bus approaching a large grave yard to see the vibration lines on the bell by the driver sign
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Kaethe
2009 January 28

Some evenings I just can't commit to anything. I've got at least four ongoing books in the stack next to the bed, but I went looking for Addams anyway.

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2012 March 28

The girls and I watched Addams Family Values, and followed it up with the first episode of the Addams Family series. So then I had to do a reread. I love Addams.
HeavyReader
Apr 17, 2016 HeavyReader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice collection of the creepy work of Charles Addams. Fans of the macabre won't won't to miss this.
Veronica
Jan 01, 2016 Veronica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great collection (that I didn't always understand) of brilliantly macabre comics!
Fishface
Jan 30, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, cartoons
The only flaw in this compilation is it wasn't ten times longer.
Kris
Sep 23, 2014 Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-list
I love how his brain works… :D
Rainey
Addams was a classically funny dark comic.
Leelan
Oct 27, 2008 Leelan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
The origin of the old TV show (goes without saying but youngsters may read this!)

CLASSIC twisted humor!
If you go for Gary Larson or at all into Tim Burton and "Nightmare Before Christmas" then you need this book. This is the collection of Charles Addams' original dark humor strip that first graced the pages of The New Yorker in 1932. Just thinking of some of the cartoons in here can start me laughing! (Maybe I belong in this book --- laughing for no apparent reason . . .)
Nancy
Sep 24, 2015 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
He was the best. My favorite cartoonist ever.
Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
Addams is always awesome, and this one had quite a few I had never seen before, I especially liked the Phantom of the Opera one. Also, the cover Barnes and Noble did is an interesting mash-up of the movie posters and the original cover, too bad they never spring for quality paper...
Matt Chic
May 16, 2008 Matt Chic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
chaz addams. man, this guy's the master. some of funniest, darkest, weirdest, cleverist shit i'll ever read. plus, he's the guy that created the addams family. bonus. this book's a great collection of just a bunch of his stuff. get it.
Zoe
I'm not a big fan of comics, but I got a real kick out of this one and so did the kids AND one of my clients, so it's a real crowd pleaser. The paperback book is lightweight, easy to hold and look at, so good for all ages and abilities.
Kellie
Feb 23, 2013 Kellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My love for Charles Addams knows no end. Hr graced the pages of "The New Yorker" for years with the lives of the loving, albeit creepy, Addams Family. I'm so glad we can view his works in the collections available for purchase.
Corey
Jun 13, 2011 Corey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, comic-book, humor, art
How can you go wrong with comic strip type art and humor from Charles Addams, the creater of the Addams Family... This is very funny stuff...
Dale Rosso
Dec 24, 2013 Dale Rosso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
A delightfully funny collection of Charles Addams "Addams Family" cartoons.
Ahimsa
Jul 01, 2013 Ahimsa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This art is one-of-a-kind; Far Side meets Calvin & Hobbes with a dark twist. Each of these pictures and scenes are real works of art.
Valerie
This is as close to a 'Compleat Addams' that I own. It's not anything like all his drawings, of course--but it's a start.
Robin
Aug 03, 2008 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2008-list
It's Charles Addams, what more can I say? His stand-alone comics are sure to give you a chuckle.
Kyrie
Apr 25, 2011 Kyrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
I've always loved Charles Addams' family and cartoons. They're just so weird.
Robin
Aug 25, 2009 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Good, but collections always leave me wanting to read the original book(s).
Douglas
Inspired my Uncle Festerish Halloween costume this year.
Mike
Sep 16, 2008 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm thinking of a tattoo by Addams,just can't decide.
Melody
Mar 18, 2008 Melody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twisted. Delightful. Still hilarious after all these years.
Pedro
Jun 20, 2016 Pedro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fascinant book but sad
Barbara
Dec 12, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful imagination!
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Chas Addams was a cartoonist best known for creating "The Addams Family" comic characters which have been adapted for a variety of media. His signature style was single panels of macabre humor.
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