American children’s illustrator and political cartoonist John Barton Gruelle was born on Christmas Eve 1880. He created the comic strip Mr Twee Deedle, (which briefly ran alongside Little Nemo In Slumberland in the New York Herald), but he is best known for the hugely popular character Raggedy Ann who appeared in a series of children’s books and was later turned into toys, films and animated TV shows.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to look at these Advent daily drawings. It’s been an enjoyable and I think worthwhile exercise for me, I hope it’s been interesting for you. Merry Christmas!