There have always been cartoons of athletes and athletics – cartoons in the sense of line drawings, some of which are humorous, or meant to be so.   What follows is a collection of cartoons in no particular order, many have come from Hugh Barrow’s collection but the most recent is from Colin Youngson and covers the time that Alf Tupper won the Commonwealth Games marathon in Edinburgh. .

Auchmountain cartoon

Round Dundee Race, April 1946

Cartoon WHB Gow


Note the venue – Firhill!

Cartoon wood

If you can’t recgnise Alastair Wood, you’re on the wrong website!

Celtic Sports 1896

Celtic Sports, 1896

Binnie Cartoon

Victoria Park athletes at the SAAA Championships, 1950’s

A Vallance

Alex Vallance, Rangers and Clydesdale Harriers


Bill Struth, pre-Rangers