About

This is a collection of sports cartoons and illustrations I’ve done over the last 15 years. There is a mixture of editorial illustration, cartoons, animations, graphics and spoof posters.

For a large part of every month I am a sports cartoonist and illustrator, specialising in pictures of scratchy drawings of footballers with very short legs (or, in some cases, no legs at all). This website has a selection of my work – now mainly done in Adobe Illustrator with the odd piece in Flash, pen and ink, collages, watercolours or acrylic – from the last ten years or so.

Most of my sports stuff is for the football magazine When Saturday Comes, and regular montlhly pieces in The Guardian sports pages. I’ve also had regular cartoons in the sports sections of both The Observer and The Express and produced icons and web animation for The Guardian,WSC and Edpic.com.

My illustrations have appeared on book jackets for the Conkers for Goalposts (Harry Pearson), theAlways Next Year anthology series and Mike Marquesee’s Anyone But England. I also illustrated the Philosophy Football books, by Mark Perryman.

For WSC I produced the occasional football t-shirt, such as ‘Gol!’ and ‘I Live for Footy!’. For years my ambition has been to run a thriving t-shirt business. I used to run a hand painted t-shirt stall on Portobello Market and I still fantasise about throwing away my computer and buying a new screen/potato printing kit.

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Sports Cartoons, Graphics, animations and illustrations by Tim Bradford