THE ILLUSTRATORS TODAY : MATT (MATTHEW PRITCHETT) MBE (Born 1964)

Matt

Matthew Pritchett, MBE (born 1964), known as 'Matt'

‘His genius lies in being witty without being nasty’ (Charles Moore, quoted in Max Davidson,

Daily Telegraph, 17 read more...
Matt
Matthew Pritchett, MBE (born 1964), known as 'Matt'

‘His genius lies in being witty without being nasty’ (Charles Moore, quoted in Max Davidson,
Daily Telegraph, 17 October 2008)

Matt’s much-loved pocket cartoons provide a consistently original take on the big news stories of the day.

The son of Daily Telegraph columnist Oliver Pritchett and grandson of novelist Sir Victor Pritchett, Matt Pritchett was born on 14 July 1964. He attended a grammar school in South East London, and studied Graphics at St Martin’s School of Art. Unable to get work as a film camera man, he took a job as a waiter in a pizzeria, drawing cartoons in his spare time. His first cartoons were published in the
New Statesman.

Matt gained his position as Pocket Cartoonist at the
Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph following the death of Mark Boxer in 1988. He continues to produce his daily jokes for them (nearly 3000 in total) and his work has also appeared in Punch and the Spectator. The annual anthologies of his Telegraph cartoons are a must for the Christmas stocking.

The winner of many awards, Matt received an MBE in 2002 in recognition of his significant contribution to British journalism.

He, his wife – the freelance writer, Pascale Smets – and their four children live in Blackheath. His sister, Georgina, was a scriptwriter for
Spitting Image.

The Chris Beetles Gallery represents Matt.
YOUR VAUXHALL IS NOW FRENCH. WILL IT BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE UK
AFTER BREXT? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

YOUR VAUXHALL IS NOW FRENCH. WILL IT BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE UK AFTER BREXT?

IF REMAIN MPS LOSE THEIR SEATS, POOR GEORGE OSBORNE WILL BE DOWN TO HIS
LAST FIVE JOBS by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IF REMAIN MPS LOSE THEIR SEATS, POOR GEORGE OSBORNE WILL BE DOWN TO HIS LAST FIVE JOBS

THE GERMANS ARE INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTION. NOW THEY'RE SAYING
IT SHOULD BE DECIDED BY PENALTIES by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

THE GERMANS ARE INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTION. NOW THEY'RE SAYING IT SHOULD BE DECIDED BY PENALTIES

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE DEMANDED TO RULE ON ALL LINE CALLS by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE DEMANDED TO RULE ON ALL LINE CALLS

KIM JONG-UN HAS GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

KIM JONG-UN HAS GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME

PAUL HOLLYWOOD HAS JUST SET THE BAKERS A NEW TECHNICAL CHALLENGE   INVADE POLAND by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

PAUL HOLLYWOOD HAS JUST SET THE BAKERS A NEW TECHNICAL CHALLENGE INVADE POLAND

OUR RYANAIR FLIGHT'S CANCELLED. LEAVING EUROPE WILL TAKE YEARS AND PROBABLY 
COST £20BN by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

OUR RYANAIR FLIGHT'S CANCELLED. LEAVING EUROPE WILL TAKE YEARS AND PROBABLY COST £20BN

CHEF SAYS WE MUST NOT DOWNPLAY THE DIFFICULTIES NOR UNDERESTIMATE 
THE COMPLEXITIES OF DELIVERING BREAKFAST by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

CHEF SAYS WE MUST NOT DOWNPLAY THE DIFFICULTIES NOR UNDERESTIMATE THE COMPLEXITIES OF DELIVERING BREAKFAST

I'VE GOT LOTS OF OLD £1 COINS.
THEY'RE HARDER TO GET RID OF THAN CABINET MINISTERS by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I'VE GOT LOTS OF OLD £1 COINS. THEY'RE HARDER TO GET RID OF THAN CABINET MINISTERS

E T NOT RETURN HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S CALLS by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

E T NOT RETURN HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S CALLS

THE EU WANTS TO WRECK BREXIT, BUT WE'RE TAKING BACK CONTROL
AND DOING IT OURSELVES by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

THE EU WANTS TO WRECK BREXIT, BUT WE'RE TAKING BACK CONTROL AND DOING IT OURSELVES

I HAVE A PENFRIEND IN EUROPE. SHE REFUSES TO DISCUSS ANYTHING 
UNTIL I SEND HER MONEY by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I HAVE A PENFRIEND IN EUROPE. SHE REFUSES TO DISCUSS ANYTHING UNTIL I SEND HER MONEY

IS THIS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT'S DIESEL SCRAPPAGE SCHEME? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IS THIS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT'S DIESEL SCRAPPAGE SCHEME?

STOP TALKING ABOUT BREXIT. IT'S NOT LIGHT-HEARTED BANTER 
AND IT'S INAPPROPRIATE by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

STOP TALKING ABOUT BREXIT. IT'S NOT LIGHT-HEARTED BANTER AND IT'S INAPPROPRIATE

IS HE SLIPPING ON THE ICE OR DOING THE DANCE FROM LA LA LAND? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IS HE SLIPPING ON THE ICE OR DOING THE DANCE FROM LA LA LAND?

I'M WORRIED THEY'RE PLANNING A SECOND INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I'M WORRIED THEY'RE PLANNING A SECOND INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM

I CALLED PRINCE HARRY AND ASKED HIM TO DISTRACT ATTENTION FROM THE ASHES by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I CALLED PRINCE HARRY AND ASKED HIM TO DISTRACT ATTENTION FROM THE ASHES

WE COME BEARING A SPICE RACK, A TOASTER AND A SIX-PIECE TOWEL SET by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

WE COME BEARING A SPICE RACK, A TOASTER AND A SIX-PIECE TOWEL SET

SPOILER ALERT - IF YOU'RE WATCHING THE CROWN ON TV, LOOK AWAY NOW by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

SPOILER ALERT - IF YOU'RE WATCHING THE CROWN ON TV, LOOK AWAY NOW

IS IT THE UNIVERSE THAT IS CONSTANTLY EXPANDING, OR THE BREXIT BILL? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IS IT THE UNIVERSE THAT IS CONSTANTLY EXPANDING, OR THE BREXIT BILL?