'Rupert and the Stone Fiddler'.

Kathleen McDougall is a British illustrator of children's books and stories. Between 1991 and 1995 she drew a few stories in the 'Rupert Bear' series. 

No information is available about McDougall's life. During the 1980s and 1990s, her drawings appeared on covers and interior pages of "help yourself" and guide books such as 'Growing Things' by Anna Pavord (Pan Macmillan, 1982) and 'Body Language' by David Lambert (HarperCollins, 1996), as well as the 'Tiny Bible Tales' series (1994) by Anne Gill for Bridgewater Books.

Rupert Bear
In 1991 she was briefly involved in the popular 'Rupert Bear' franchise. Rupert's magical adventures had been a mainstay in the Daily Express ever since their creation by Mary Tourtel in 1920. In the following decades, several artists tried their hand at the iconic bear, the most notable being Alfred Bestall. By the early 1990s, John Harrold was the third official 'Rupert Bear' artist, creating new aventures with his editors, subsequently James Henderson and Ian Robinson.

Older 'Rupert' stories were reprinted in color in the Sunday Express since 1981. In 1991 editor Ian Robinson commissioned new, original stories for the Sunday paper as well. He hired illustrators who had not been involved with the character before. Kathleen McDougal illustrated the first original Sunday serial, 'Rupert and the Stone Fiddler' (September-December 1991), after which Marjorie Owens took over for the next twenty stories until 1995. After that point, the Sunday Express returned to reprints.

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