Since 1983 there has been a society, called The Followers of Rupert, for those who remember Rupert from their childhood with affection. The society is limited to classic Rupert, not the recent cartoon character.
As of 2013, membership is approaching 1000 and members enjoy regular newsletters, calendars and other Rupert-related items produced specifically for the society.
We are developing this website and will regularly be adding new items and building further features on it, so continue to visit!
The Society gets its name from the Rupert annuals. Each year at the end of the stories there is a page advertising Rupert in the Daily Express and on that page is the slogan "Follow Rupert in the (Daily) Express" and so we are The Followers!
There are many benefits to being a Follower of Rupert.
Join now and enjoy those benefits.
One of the benefits is our Rupert Merchandise, available to members.
We are allowed to sell Rupert-themed items to members of the Society.
Click Mrs Bear above to view our SALES items
To buy merchandise from us, you will have to join and become a member of the Followers.
We have, however, two special offers that are open to anyone:
In September 2014, we will be able to offer signed copies of the new Rupert annual to non-members!
The annual, will be released for Christmas 2014.
Stuart Trotter, the current Rupert artist, who has drawn and written a fabulous new story for this annual, will be signing copies for members of the Followers to buy at their annual meeting in August.
However, we are able to offer signed copies to non-members from September 2014.
Download application form here... (111 Kb)
Members, you can order your annual through 'Sales' in the normal way once you have logged in.
We have a few remaining copies of this book 'Classic Tales of Rupert'.
The book is 93 pages and contains two Bestall stories - Rupert and the Mare's Nest and Rupert and the Lost Cuckoo.
It measures approx 190 x 225 cm.
We are able to offer it at a special price including postage and packing.
£12.50 UK and £22.50 overseas - inclusive of postage and packing