• Henley DFAS

Rupert – The ‘Anthropomorphic’ Bear

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 – AGM Morning
Howard Smith
Come and hear how Mary and Herbert Tourtel and others created Rupert over 100 years. This lecture is the fascinating back-story of how and why Rupert was created, exploring the folklore and dark influences on his initial adventures. This treat of a lecture will show how two artists Mary Tourtel and Alfred Bestall progressed through the years with innovative artwork and multi-level adventure story lines that kept Rupert as a favourite through generations.
Howard Smith has been involved with Rupert for over 20 years and has co-authored and designed The Rupert Bear Dossier which has become a bible for Rupert collectors.