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Below is is s list, newest first, of all relevant items that have appeared on the members' noticeboard.


20% off all orders made in December

Exclusively for members in the Followers webshop (or by form): Rupert and his chums want to offer all their amazing followers a great Christmas present: 20% off all orders made in December! Just enter code ‘Dec20’ at the checkout or take 20% off your order form. This discount is valid until December 31, 2023. 

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 Ian White. We apologise to Ian for getting his name wrong. To contact Ian please substitute the surname white in the otherwise correct e.mall address. We have noted this on the Members’ website Newsletters page.

The Archive of Jenny Kisler

In 2020 Jenny Kisler sadly passed away at the age of 84. Her Rupert archive had been kindly handed over to The Followers of Rupert by her children in 2022. The Followers are very grateful for that. At the Followers Fun Day and AGM last september, 2023 her children, Kate and Matt, were present. Kate gave a talk to the Followers about her mother and her work. Not only Rupert related, but also who she was, how she worked as a illustrator and other work she has done beside Rupert. A big part of her archive was also available to…

The restoring and coloring of Rupert and the Weather man

Mark Manley: Restoring and Colouring a Rupert story from 1964 Although it seems unbelievable, it is however a sad fact that there are some Rupert stories in existence who have never appeared in book form. These stories by Alfred Bestall were originally published as strips in the Daily Express, and as such only appeared in the Express. Therefore most of them only have appeared once, in their original run. One of those stories is; ‘Rupert and the Weather Man’ from 1964. Artist and illustrator Mark Manley has spent the past year restoring this story digitally, only with the use of…

Member’s Article in Magazine

Member Roger Coombes penned this splendid article, which appeared in the December 2020 issue of the Magazine The Dust Jacket – the magazine of the London Old Boys’ Book Club. Obviously it is about Rupert, with information familiar to many Followers, but we thought you might like to read it. Download it here:      


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