Illustrator and storyteller who originated Raggedy Ann and Andy. He also created the successful Mr. Tee Diddle cartoon.
He created the cartoon Mr. Twee Deedle after beating out 1,500 applicants to win a New York Herald cartoon contest.
He was the creator of the Mr. Tee Diddle cartoon and the Raggedy Ann dolls.
His daughter Marcella Gruelle passed away at age 13 after receiving an unidentified shot at school.
Although not as successful as J.K. Rowling, his children's books had a major effect on children.