Great minds think alike…

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or, “How fickle the ways of inspiration are”. These were sent to me recently. Above, the cover of Startling Stories, november 1939 issue (sadly, I haven’t been able to find out who did this wonderful cover); below, Charles Addams, somewhat later…

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I think it’s pretty remarkable that the pulp cover is more unsettling than the Addams cartoon. With my apologies for the bad quality of the latter scan.

(artwork © Charles Addams estate)

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2 Responses to Great minds think alike…

  1. Ben says:

    This is a brilliant juxtaposition. I know both images well, as I am an Addams enthusiast and I had the other on a calendar when I was around 12. I never matched them up! Nice job.

    Ben

  2. Ben says:

    BTW you will most easily recall me as the behind
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