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Gahan Wilson


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

Died
November 21, 2019

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Gahan Wilson was an American author, cartoonist and illustrator known for his cartoons depicting horror-fantasy situations.

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,
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Average rating: 3.96 · 46,852 ratings · 4,402 reviews · 169 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nuts

3.97 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of P...

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4.61 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Devil's Dictionary and ...

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4.03 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Big Book of Freaks

4.15 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1996
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The Best of Gahan Wilson

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4.28 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2004
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I Paint What I See

4.47 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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The Cleft and Other Odd Tales

4.02 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Gahan Wilson's Out There

3.80 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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And Then We'll Get Him!

4.33 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Murder for Christmas - Volu...

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3.67 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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“When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness... I was right.”
Gahan Wilson