Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We Still Believe

Johnny Gruelle, best known as the creator and delineator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, had several variations of styles, customized to the project at hand. Below is one of his personal Christmas cards showing Santa in one style (drawn shortly before his death), and below that another version of the old guy from the book Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story. The creation of the first Raggedy Ann doll was inspired by Gruelle's daughter Marcella, who sadly died at the age of 13.

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