Great minds think alike…


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…


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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