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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.

 

 

  • 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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