Bessie Bunter is Billy Bunter's sister, a boarder at Cliff House School. She was created by Charles Hamilton, using the pseudonym Hilda Richards, in the story paper School Friend in 1919. She also had prose adventures in The Schoolgirl, illustrated most famously by G. M. Dodshon. She then appeared in comic strips in the revived School Friend (1963), June (1964-74, with scripts by Nobby Clark) and Tammy (1974-81).
- Denis Gifford, Encyclopedia of Comic Characters, Longman, 1987, p. 21