Harrold, John (born 1947)
Born in Glasgow, Harrold studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow school of art. While working as a teacher in 1973 he was invited by a designer to provide a sample illustration for the book ‘Lots of fun to cook with Rupert’. With this he was selected to provide work for the Rupert Bear strip in the Daily Express newspaper as well as the Rupert Annual. Harrold has been the official Rupert artist ever since.