[NEWS] "Rupert Bear" turns 100

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Nov 7, 2020, 7:46:51 PM11/7/20

Happy birthday Rupert!! :-)

From BBC.com ...

Rupert Bear turns 100: The adventures continue
A little bear is celebrating a very big birthday: Rupert has
turned 100. To commemorate the milestone, the anthropomorphic
adventurer has been honoured by the Royal Mail in a set of
eight stamps.

Rupert first appeared in the Daily Express on 8 November 1920,
as Little Lost Bear - the work of illustrator Mary Tourtel.

The character, whose famous red jumper was originally blue,
was part of the newspaper's push to attract new readers.

Alfred Bestall took over from Tourtel in 1935 as Rupert's
illustrator, remaining with him until the early 1970s, and
it's his distinctive style that appears in the new stamps.

Article continues at <https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-54280708>

David Chmelik

Jul 23, 2021, 2:13:55 AMJul 23
Rupert may be the top comic ever in terms of design, considering that
words don't get in the way of the pictures, and there are three levels of
reading: summary at top, couplet below each panel, then prose at page
bottom. It's a great fantasy/anthropomorphic series that some of the
epic scenes I'm sure even adults could enjoy.
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