Johnny Barton Gruelle
Pen Name: Johnny Gruelle
Born: December 24, 1880 in Arcola, Illinois
Died: January 9, 1038 in Miami, Florida
Gruelle was born in Arcola, Illinois and lived there until 1882.
Biographical and Professional Information
Johnny Gruelle was a freelance illustrator, essayist, columnist, cartoonist and magazine writer, but he was best known for creating Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy - the whimsical dolls and storybook characters that brought him national acclaim.
Gruelle's family moved to Indianapolis when he was two years old. There, he was a cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star. His cartoons also appeared in many newspapers, usually signed as Grue. They included Cleveland Press, The Toledo News-Bee, The Pittsburgh Press, The Tacoma Times, and The Spokane Press. He was a comic strip artist for the New York Herald.
During his life, Gruelle lived in Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, Oregon and Florida.
- Ethel Fairmont, Rhymes for Kindly Children, Wise Paslow, 1937, ISBN:
- Raggedy Ann Goes Sailing, McLoughlin, 1941, ISBN:
- Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman, J. Gruelle, 1942, ISBN:
- Raggedy Ann and the Betsy Bonnet String, J. Gruelle, 1943, ISBN:
- Raggedy Ann in the Snow White Castle, J.Gruelle, 1946, ISBN:
- Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Kindly Ragman, Bobbs Merrill, 1977, ISBN:
- Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Witchie Kissabye, Bobbs Merill, 1977, ISBN:
- Raggedy Granny Stories (Illustrator), Grosset & Dunlap, 1997, ISBN:
- The Raggedy Ann & Andy Storybook, Grosset & Dunlap, 1980, ISBN:
- The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Illustrator), Derrydale Books, 1981, ISBN:
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