Saturday, July 30, 2011
Simon Bond (1947-2011)
Born Simon Patrick Everett Bond of British parents in New York, on 19 August 1947, his family settled in Nottingham when he was four. Bond studied graphics at West Sussex College of Art and Design, Worthing, and worked on Tatler magazine as a paste-up artist. He returned to the US on health grounds in 1970 where he had a number of jobs, including working as a stand-up comedian and cartoonist. He returned to the UK in the early 1980s.
Bond was also the publisher and co-editor of Squib: The Magazine of Comedy Allsorts in 1992-93.
He was married to Linda Marshall in 1985.
The Independent (26 July).
(* Cartoons © Estate of Simon Bond.)