As Rupert Bear celebrates his centenary, we look at the life of the Kent artist who gave birth to the iconic creation.

For Mary Tourtel created Rupert Bear; whose simple charms have entranced generations of children and adults alike ever since.

In his first outing, appearing on the pages of the Daily Express on November 8, 1920. She would go to draw and write Rupert stories for 15 years.

Rupert Bear at 100 and the woman who created him
As Rupert Bear celebrates his centenary, we look at the life of the Kent artist who gave birth to the iconic creation.