There’s a new Google doodle up today, and you may recognize the characters in it as Gomez, Morticia, Cousin It, Lurch, Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester, collectively known as The Addams Family.
It’s the hundred birthday of creator Charles Addams, an American cartoonist who introduced the world to these characters in the 30s, with cartoons originally appearing in The New Yorker. Eventually, of course, the characters would come to life on Television, and later still, in film.
Addams died in 1988 of a heart attack at 76.
For the doodle itself, Google credits The Tee & Charles Addams Foundation (where the above image came from as well).
Note: The foundation’s site appears to be currently experiencing the doodle effect, and is experiencing periods of downtime.