Fiction From 8/11/1920
Children's comic strip character. Created by the artist Mary Tourtel. In 1935, when her eyesight started failing the stories and illustrations were taken over by Alfred Bestall. An annual of Rupert's adventures has been published every year since 1935. He has also appeared as an animated cartoon on television, most notably in Paul McCartney's 'Rupert and the Frog Song'. One of his more adult adventures featured prominently in the 1971 Oz Magazine obscenity trial.