Wednesday, 23 December 2015

RUPERT BEAR COVER GALLERY - PART ONE...


Images copyright CLASSIC MEDIA/EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS

I can hardly believe that 30 years have elapsed since I bought
the above Annual, the very first RUPERT book I ever purchased.
As I shift my gaze from the cover, I'm almost surprised to find that
I'm not still in my bedroom of the house in which I was living back
in 1985.  That's how strongly I associate the book with its sur-
roundings at the time I first acquired it way back when.

Anyway, I don't have too many Rupert books, but here's
a cover gallery of the ones lying close to hand.  Enjoy.














6 comments:

Colin Jones said...

I watched the Rupert TV show in the '70s and I still love the theme song (I must have a look on YouTube) but it all looks frightfully bourgeois and Home Counties now - didn't the Rupert strips all have rhyming text underneath the pictures ? Do they still do that ?

Kid said...

As far as i know they do, CJ, although I never read it. I don't think I've even read any of the books I have, I just like looking through them occasionally for a glimpse of an earlier Britain.

baab said...

Some beautiful artwork going on there.

Kid said...

Isn't there just. Highly evocative and exquisitely rendered.

Phil said...

Rupert is one of those characters more popular for his marketing than his stories. Stuffed toys, TV etc. Who is the guy with three tufts of hair on his head? Nice art work.

Kid said...

Don't have a scooby, Phil. I should really sit down and read a few of the stories some day. I'll let you know when I find out. Yes, the artwork is very nice.

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