Skip to content

John Ruge

John Ruge (1915-1982) is known for his elegant drawings, particularly of women.  His most popular pieces appeared in Playboy, but he contributed regularly to other publications, including some 24 cartoons for the New Yorker between 1937 – 1966, where he also is credited with writing the caption -- “Well, back to the old drawing board” -- to Peter Arno’s famed drawing of a chap leaving the site of an airplane crash as everyone else, including rescue workers, scurry to the scene.  Ruge also drew a four panel cartoon depicting the doings of an engaging Irish Setter named Clancy that appeared as a weekly feature in Collier’s Magazine. 

Close (esc)


Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Added to cart