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By: Bob Bond

Both Legs Down One Knicker

Pages: 176 Ratings: 5.0
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Bob Bond always wanted to draw cowboys and Indians – or, failing that, sci-fi. But his horses looked like aliens, and his aliens looked like they were from another planet.

So he turned to another of his passions: football. At that, he was a little more competent, as the inside pages may show. It’s a collection of match cartoons, caricatures and stories, covering the fifty years following the Second World War...

Bob Bond is a Lancastrian but escaped some time ago to set up home on the Sussex coast. He began sketching soccer stories 60 years ago, for Fleetway Comics in London and for Scottish publishers, DC Thomson. He has been drawing footballers ever since for books, magazines and newspapers.

Bob’s wife thinks he’s retired, but while she’s out shopping, he sneaks into his studio and still draws cartoons for various publications.

He has written and drawn comic-strip histories of several bigger English clubs.

Because Bob still follows Preston North End from afar, he looks older than he really is.

He also suffers from an inferiority complex, having a son who is a much more talented artist than himself.

Customer Reviews
5 reviews
5 reviews
  • John Lyons, Late Tackle magazine

    Sports Cartoonists may not be in as much demand as they once were, but a good one is to be treasured - and Bob Bond certainly comes into that category. It's a combination of top-notch artwork and some witty words that makes them come to life. Bob clearly has a nice sense of humour and his cartoons make you chuckle... it would make a cracking Christmas present. Sitting down and relaxing with this book on Christmas Day afternoon after a big lunch would be a little slice of heaven.

  • Jim Hossack

    I am absolutely delighted with the book - a lasting tribute to an artistic genius... I will always treasure it...

  • Paul Holden, Worthing Journal

    Bob is a brilliant sports cartoonist... he has, over decades, produced a series of stunning cartoons and caricatures of famous football, boxing and cricket matches and stars. Highlights, of which there are many in this book, include Bobby Moore lifting the World Cup, Henry Cooper fighting Muhammad Ali, Paul Gascoigne in full flow for England, Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal, and Bob Willis taking eight Australian wickets at Headingly in one of the most epic Ashes clashes ever!

  • Peter Manders, Artist and Cartoonist

    I'm loving it! So nostalgic and full of great memories... 200 pages of absolute joy. Bob's book should be a contender for Sports Book of the Year!'

  • Paul Brolan, Artist

    Not just an art book, but a history book of boxing, cricket, rugby and mainly football. Jimmy Greaves, George Best, Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Jan Tomaszewski, Gazza, the Lisbon Lions, and the mighty Spurs of the early 1960s are some of a stack of highlights. It's another classic from one of the greats of the art world. Thanks, Bob, for continuing to make me try and draw...

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