Chas Addams Happily Ever After is a collection of one-panel cartoons by Addams Family creator Charles Addams. Many were previously published in The New Yorker. Others were previously unpublished – these are mostly sloppy drafts. With the exception of maybe two cartoons, this book does not feature the characters from The Addams Family.
These cartoons are in the classic Addams vein of morbidity, here applied to marriage and the male-female relationship. Taken as a large group like this, they tend to lose much of whatever fizz they might have had. Few are more than just mildly amusing.
On the whole, Happily Ever After is worth flipping through once, but that’s about it.
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