Current track



Linda H. Davis

March 14, 2022


Charles Addams was one of the most recognized and beloved cartoonists of the New Yorker in the 40’s, 50s, and 60s.  His macabre wit and cast of gruesome characters and situations appeared in numerous issues as well as on book covers and inspired a TV series and several films. But what was he like in his private life? Was he as dark and kinky as his cartoons hinted at? The truth was much weirder. On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with writer and biographer LINDA H. DAVIS about her definitive biography CHARLES ADDAMS: A CARTOONIST’S LIFE.