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Sir Bobby Charlton, Munich, glory and heartbreak, Football, 24 October 2023

David Squires


Upon his death, there was so much brilliant writing about Sir Bobby Charlton. I decided to create a cartoon based on the words of Bobby himself – a quote from his autobiography that reveals the lifelong impact of surviving the Munich Air Disaster. Images from his career are interspersed with flashbacks to the disaster, with increasingly heavy snow reflecting the dementia that impacted the last few years of his amazing life.

Illustration: David Squires/The Guardian
  • David Squires original illustration
  • Print Size: 18x24cm
  • Dimensions include border for easy framing
  • Presented on C-type Matt Fine Art paper
  • Presented on acid-free, archival Fuji Crystal semi-matt fine art paper
  • Archival quality, guaranteeing image quality for up to 100 years
  • Printed in the UK