Gahan Wilson

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Gahan Wilson (born February 18 1930) is an author, cartoonist, and illustrator. His cartoons and illustrations are drawn in a playfully grotesque style and have a dark humor reminiscent of Charles Addams.

He was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1930. His work has appeared in Playboy, Collier's Weekly, The New Yorker and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. For the latter he also wrote some movie and book reviews.

His comic strip Nuts, which appeared in National Lampoon, was a reaction against the saccharine view of childhood in strips like Peanuts. His hero The Kid sees the world as a dark, dangerous and unfair place, but just occasionally a fun one too.

Wilson also wrote and illustrated a short story for Harlan Ellison's anthology Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). The "title" is a black blob, and the story is about an ominous black blob that appears on the page, growing at an alarming rate, until...

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Bibliography

Children's Fantasy:

Harry Series

Others

  • The Bang Bang Family (1974)
  • Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1994)

Books edited by Gahan Wilson

Reference

Some bibliographical information derived from The Encyclopedia of Fantasy ed. John Clute and John Grant.

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