Display Name

Rupert Besley

Secondary Name

Rupert Besley


Update, please note: although I have kept my portfolio posted here, with notes below and some examples of my cartoon-work, I am currently taking a break from cartooning and am not at present available for new commissions. Apologies/thanks.

In the 40-odd years that I have been doodling cartoons for a living, my work has appeared in publications such as Punch, Country Life and The Oldie, along with a regular slot in my local paper. Most of my stuff, though, has been for cards (postcards for Dixon’s, Hinde, Salmon… greetings cards for Country Cards..) and book illustrations (NWP, Birlinn, Canongate et al). Much of my output has been for educational publishing (OUP, CUP, Nelson Thornes, Macmillan, Longman, MGP…). I have also written and illustrated a number of books of my own, including Scotland for Beginners (also Ireland and Skye for Beginners), The Cannae Sutra, Terribly English and several cartoon collections. Oh, and one tea towel.



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