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Homebodies

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  116 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hardcover, 90 pages
Published January 1st 1954 by Simon & Schuster
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Ian
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A ton of gems. You can even kinda understand how the racist ones could theoretically be funny if they weren't racist.
Sam Quixote
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The book is a series of mostly 1 panel page length illustrations Charles Addams drew for the New Yorker in the 40s and 50s. Some of them feature his most famous creations The Addams Family but most do not, while all feature his brilliant sense of humour.

Some of the best from this book include:

A couple opening the door on Halloween to a short alien saying "I'm sorry, sonny. We've run out of candy" while the wider picture shows the landscape swarming with aliens and the skies filled with alien s
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Tyler Jones
No rating, because I’m tired of passing judgment.

There is a peculiar style to Charles Addams that you either like or you don’t. Two styles actually. One style is the old switch-a-roonie where what would make a normal family terrified makes that creepy Addams family delighted, and these cartoons seem pretty facile by today’s standards. The one where the Addams kids plan on scaring the other children at the swimming hole by tying a shark-fin to Pugsley’s back has become such a tired gag that its h
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Cindy Dyson Eitelman
I can't rate or review this--the cartoons didn't fare well in their journey to a small paperback format. Fully half were undecipherable. The ones I could see were vaguely amusing and in their time, side-splitting. But I'd seen the TV series, which spoiled them.
Kim
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-strips
dark humor, Addams Family style
Jason
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'll admit I didn't get all the jokes--cultural/historical context lacking. But the dark humor is lovely. A quick read.
Veronica
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of the Addams family, and this was a great addition to my collection!
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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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