The Followers of Rupert Bear

Official Rupert Bear Society





Rupert in Print

Rupert story strips have appeared regularly in the Daily Express since 8th November 1920. Many Rupert books and magazines have also appeared since 1920. The first were four books published by Nelson and these were reprinted as facsimilies in 2002.

Other books published in the 1920's and 1930's featured reprints of the early Mary Tourtel newspaper stories in black and white. These include Rupert Little Bear Series, four Monster Rupert books and a series of 46 books called Little Bear Library. The original series of these had black images on the covers and a later set of 18 published in the 1970's featured coloured covers. The Rupert annuals started in 1936 and continue to this day, and a set of 50 Adventure Series was published between 1948 and 1963.

There have been many other Rupert books published since as well as a number of different Rupert comic series in the 1980's. Rupert has also been published in the Netherlands since the 1930's both in newspaper and book form. He is known there as Bruintje Beer. Full details of all Rupert publications are listed in the New Rupert Index, which is now out of print.



The Followers of Rupert Bear
The official Rupert Bear Society Website

The Secretary, John Beck
29 Mill Road, Lewes, East Sussex
tel 01273 477555


Rupert Bear © ™ Express Newspapers.
The Followers of Rupert are grateful for permission to use the images on this website.

Welcome to the Members' Area

You have now entered the private 'members only' section of the Followers' Website.
Any private Society business that is shared amongst Members will be displayed in this section of the website and not in the part that is open to the general public.

If you are a Full Member, then your Newsletters and Supplements will be sent to you by post.
If you are an E Member, then you will be advised by e.mail when the latest publications are available for download.


What would you like to see here?

The various links and details below are to various parts of the website not open to the public. As a member of the Followers, is there anything you would especially like to see in this side of the website?
If so, contact Tony Stanford (membership@rupertbear.co.uk) who will work with Lily, the website elf and we'll see what we can do!

The 2021 AGM and Fun Day - Tavistock!

Held at an exciting new venue

As you will all know by now, Warwick School was not able to host our 2021 Event.  Up stepped Charles Knape who as pulled out all the stops to organise an event for us at Kelly College in Tavistock.

It was an amazing success.  Huge thanks to Charles.  A full Review of the Day will appear in the Winter Nutwood Newsletter - but to be there and see the Rupert hot-air balloon inflated for what is likely to be the very last time was amazing.  You can find a shorter review with photos and videos on this site.  Look at the "Followers' AGM and Annual Fun Day" section below or just click here to go straight to the review.