Almost called that like the series of posts presumably on Addams, or in commemoration of him, but yeah.
Most of these articles have low correlation with him, poor dude being most known for his cartoons' adaptations than him or his cartoons.
i'd show you that one Chas' cartoon with Poe thinking of possible animal saying "Nevermore!" but Addams' estate don't want these to go all over the Internet or something. Will I be in big troubles if I made some ASCII art out of it and posted it on my Gopherspace?
Thought it'd interest people not in the know that John Astin played Edgar Allan Poe. Addams liked Poe much and here I am talking of Charles Addams in an article speaking not of him ; Astin said in Addams Family: An Evilution
that everybody always do the Theme of the Original Series whenever he says he played Gomez.
It's also him who played Professor Mortimer Grangreen in all these stories about killer tomatoes (think of it!) and Nelson Halliwell, director of a theatrical adaptation of Hamlet, in Tales of the Crypt's Top Billing (E05S03) episode, which got him nominated for an Ace Award.
So, John Astin played Edgar Allan Poe, in Edgar Allan Poe: Once Upon a Midnight, being the only actor, a play directed by Alan Bergmann, written by Paul Day Clemens and Ron Magid, which music was written by Ian Freebairn-Smith and, evidently, unhappily,the play tour ended in 2004. Edgar Allan Poe: Once Upon a Midnight told you Poe's life through Poe's eyes, with lot of citations.
Can't buy it anywhere! Not even the script!
"I feel that Poe, through his own tortured existence, gained deep insight into the nature of the universe, along with an intense love and appreciation for life itself. Through this play I want to share that impression with others." -- John Astin
Or as we, french people, might say:
« Je sens que Poe, à travers son existence torturée, a gagné une vision profonde de la nature de l'univers, ainsi qu'un amour intense et une appréciation pour la vie elle-même. À travers cette pièce je veux partager cette impression avec d'autres. » -- John Astin.
Isn't that right everything is way cooler in French?