Exquisite Corpse and The Addams Family
While Tim Burton is preparing his new movie ( I can´t wait to watch it ), he propose all of us to join Cadavre Exquis.
This experiment storytelling runs November 22 – December 6, 2010. Tim Burton uses Twitter to create a collective story Anyone can add Tweets as often as wants to the story in sequence, building on the last line revealed. The best Tweets of the day will be selected to build the story.
Now If you leave me, I will do a mash up between Charles Addams and Tim Burton. This month Mental Floss magazine @mental_floss has an excellent article about the life and work of Charles Addams.
The article entitled “Light Heart, Dark Humor. The Man Behind The Addams Family” written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie describes him as “Cartoonist Charles Addams WAS Almost as bizarre as the characters I drew.
His MOST famous creation, The Addams Family, has been reincarnated time and again during the past 70 years, coming back to life from the grave. Are morbid historical drawings? Sure. But They are also inmmortal.” Honestly I think this description fits with Tim Burton.
After reading this great article, I started thinking about the similarities between these two creators…
Both of them have exhibited at the MoMA. Both of them have a morbid sense of humor but Appropriate to the masses. Both are mass.media.stars each one with his own style.
Charles Addams was illustrator that worked for the major NY advertising agencies and The NewYorker magazine in the golden age of american advertising, reflected in the successful TVserie Madmen. In the other hand Tim Burton and Pixar’s John Lasseter were classmates at California Institute of the Arts.
The California Institute of Arts was the epicenter of the earthquake that has shaken and reinventing the animation industry with a new kind of engineers and designers. At the end and despite everything; We are children of our time.
Therefore, there is probably no artist today who possesses the sensitivity and talent to bring us a version that will undoubtedly please the Charles Addams himself. Charles came to say that it was not a fan of his own TV series, since the family the evil half of what it should be.
Now we just need to wait for the film has finished and enjoy:)