Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Cartoon for June

A Cartoon for June: "The June Bride--Off for the Honeymoon" by John Gruelle. This is one of Gruelle's cartoons in the "Yapp's Crossing" series from Judge magazine. It was first printed about a hundred years ago. Born in Arcola, Illinois, on December 24, 1880, John Barton Gruelle grew up in Indianapolis in an artistic family. His father was the painter Richard Buckner Gruelle (1851-1914). Gruelle's younger siblings were artist and performer Prudence Gruelle (1884-1966) and illustrator and cartoonist Justin Gruelle (1889-1978). Johnny Gruelle (and the Gruelle family) is best know for having created Raggedy Ann and Andy. He died on January 8, 1938.

Caption copyright 2014 Terence E. Hanley

1 comment:

  1. Still love seeing the new things you have found on artists from that beautiful state you live in!! Plus love the reminder of the Gruelle Famiily of artists of which I have one insignificant colorful palm tree painting when one lived in So Miami, Fla!! The Hogan's? were friends of the family...and it was a dau or son or uncle or Aunt that lived with them I believe temporarily....