Johnny Gruelle 1880—1938

Johnny Gruelle

John Barton Gruelle was an American artist, political cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator (and even songwriter). He is known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. He had such confidence in his design that often he would create the final ink work without first sketching in pencil.

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Raggedy Andy Stories (1920)

Raggedy Andy arrives in the mail at Marcella’s father’s office, displays his cheery smile, and is eagerly reunited with his sister, Raggedy Ann. After more »


Raggedy Ann Stories (1918)

All the original stories are here, as Raggedy Ann comes to Marcella’s nursery and quickly becomes the leader of the dolls. After learning a lesson from more »