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Stuart Trotter

Rupert's artist is now Stuart Trotter. He has been the official Rupert artist since 2008 when he illustrated his first annual. Stuart is a real Rupert enthusiast and an experienced Children's illustrator/storyteller. He has illustrated Postman Pat, Winnie the Pooh, Kipper and Thomas the Tank Engine. He has his own characters and publishing company, Rockpool Children's Books. When Stuart was appointed, we were delighted to be reading the first new Classic Rupert Stories for some time, Stuart is developing his own style of Rupert artwork, based on that of his hero, Alfred Bestall and has introduced new characters to Nutwood, notably Clara the Cat. Stuart has now written 16 brand new stories for the Rupert Annuals. We believe that Stuart's genuine love of Rupert and respect for his tradition will carry him into the ranks of the great Rupert artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Rupert in The Express May 2024

    Rupert in The Express May 2024

    With Rupert at Rocky Bay starting on Saturday 18th May it appears that the Bears are going from one seaside holiday at Rocky Bay to another as Rupert’s seaside adventures …
  • Rupert in the Express, March 2024

    Rupert in the Express, March 2024

    Rupert and the Capricorn story commenced in the Express on Wednesday 27th March. This was originally an autumn adventure appearing in the newspaper in 1966 and makes an interesting break …
  • AGM & Fun Day 2024

    AGM & Fun Day 2024

    AGM & Fun Day 2024 Hello Followers, This is the first notice that The Followers’ 2024 AGM will take place on: Saturday 31st August at 12 noon at the Radcliffe …
  • How A Cartoon Bear Saved Paul McCartney’s Career

    How A Cartoon Bear Saved Paul McCartney’s Career

    YouTube channel Parlogram (a channel dedicated to The Beatles and his members) has recently uploaded a video essay about Sir Paul McCartney (former Beatle and honorary member of the Followers) …
  • The Followers in the Collectors Gazette

    The Followers in the Collectors Gazette

    The February issue of the Collectors Gazette magazine published a 2 page article on The Followers. Reporter Ann Evans spoke to our secretary John Beck and former membership secretary Tony …
  • Curious Kent: Rupert Bear’s Canterbury roots

    Curious Kent: Rupert Bear’s Canterbury roots

    Curious Kent: Rupert Bear's Canterbury roots It's 150 years since the birth of Mary Tourtel, creator of Rupert Bear. Steve Ladner from BBC radio Kent visited the city of her …
  • Rupert in the Express February 2024

    Rupert in the Express February 2024

    Rupert in the Express February 2024
  • Superb Compendium of Tourtel Stories

    Superb Compendium of Tourtel Stories

    In celebration of Mary Tourtel's 150th birthday
  • Rupert in the Express January 2024

    Rupert in the Express January 2024

    Rupert in the Express January 2024
  • Members – Important note

    Members – Important note

    Members - you will have received the Winter Newsletter, no 117. There is an error. Please note that the 'Castles' piece on page 32 has been produced by our member …
  • Rupert in the Express November 2023

    Rupert in the Express November 2023

    Rupert and the Little Bells, a Bestall newspaper story from 1962/63, commenced on Wednesday 15th November for a first newspaper reprinting.  The story also featured in the 1974 Rupert Annual. …
  • Rupert in the Express October 2023

    Rupert in the Express October 2023

    Rupert’s Strange Party, a Bestall story originally appearing in the Daily Express in 1942, commences on Sunday 22nd October with Rupert getting an invitation to a Fancy Dress party. Nice …

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