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.

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MRS MAY SCRAPED THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT DAY... WAIT A MINUTE, ISN'T THIS
YESTERDAY'S NEWS? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

MRS MAY SCRAPED THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT DAY... WAIT A MINUTE, ISN'T THIS YESTERDAY'S NEWS?

IF WE GET KNOCKED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP EARLY WE COULD ALWAYS FAKE
OUR OWN DEATHS by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IF WE GET KNOCKED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP EARLY WE COULD ALWAYS FAKE OUR OWN DEATHS

WAIT! THERE'S BEEN A MIX UP. MR HAMMOND WAS HANDED AN ENVELOPE WITH
THE WRONG BUDGET SPEECH by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

WAIT! THERE'S BEEN A MIX UP. MR HAMMOND WAS HANDED AN ENVELOPE WITH THE WRONG BUDGET SPEECH

I DON'T MIND CREAM IN A BOLOGNESE, BUT TAX RISES IN A BUDGET ARE REVOLTING by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I DON'T MIND CREAM IN A BOLOGNESE, BUT TAX RISES IN A BUDGET ARE REVOLTING

BREXIT, LORDS DEFEAT, A SECOND SCOTTISH REFERENDUM - THERESA MAY
CHOSE THE WRONG TIME TO GIVE UP SALT & VINEGAR CRISPS by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

BREXIT, LORDS DEFEAT, A SECOND SCOTTISH REFERENDUM - THERESA MAY CHOSE THE WRONG TIME TO GIVE UP SALT & VINEGAR CRISPS

I'VE BEEN HANDED THE WRONG ENVELOPE by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I'VE BEEN HANDED THE WRONG ENVELOPE

I'VE BET THAT MERYL STREEP WILL EAT A MEAT PIE DURING THE OSCARS CEREMONY by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I'VE BET THAT MERYL STREEP WILL EAT A MEAT PIE DURING THE OSCARS CEREMONY

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?

CLARE HOLLINGWORTH WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. WHO'S GOING TO TELL US
WHEN TRUMP STARTS WORLD WAR THREE? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

CLARE HOLLINGWORTH WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. WHO'S GOING TO TELL US WHEN TRUMP STARTS WORLD WAR THREE?

URI GELLER SABOTAGES CHEAP STEEL IMPORTS by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

URI GELLER SABOTAGES CHEAP STEEL IMPORTS

NICOLA STURGEON by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

NICOLA STURGEON

IT'S TO STOP HIM WATCHING THE 50 SHADES OF GREY TRAILER by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IT'S TO STOP HIM WATCHING THE 50 SHADES OF GREY TRAILER

HAS THE PRIME MINISTER AUTHORISED THIS LEVEL OF SNOOPING? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

HAS THE PRIME MINISTER AUTHORISED THIS LEVEL OF SNOOPING?

GETTING YOU TO VAULT A HORSE DOESN'T MAKE THIS A TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

GETTING YOU TO VAULT A HORSE DOESN'T MAKE THIS A TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP

I NEED YOU TO WRITE 'SPLIT' ON 25,000 BONE CHINA PLATES by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I NEED YOU TO WRITE 'SPLIT' ON 25,000 BONE CHINA PLATES

IF THERE IS A GOD, WHY DID HE ALLOW DAVID MOYES TO HAPPEN? by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IF THERE IS A GOD, WHY DID HE ALLOW DAVID MOYES TO HAPPEN?

THE LIB DEMS SAID THE SUNSHINE WAS THEIR IDEA AND THE TORIES HAD TRIED TO BLOCK IT by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

THE LIB DEMS SAID THE SUNSHINE WAS THEIR IDEA AND THE TORIES HAD TRIED TO BLOCK IT

I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE YOUR PENSION IS UKRAINE AND ED BALLS IS PRESIDENT PUTIN by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE YOUR PENSION IS UKRAINE AND ED BALLS IS PRESIDENT PUTIN

HE SAYS IT'S HALF PAST TWO, BUT HE'S PROBABLY LYING by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

HE SAYS IT'S HALF PAST TWO, BUT HE'S PROBABLY LYING

IT'S A MIRACLE! THE IMAGE OF NICK CLEGG HAS APPEARED IN MY MASHED POTATO. by MATTHEW PRITCHETT

IT'S A MIRACLE! THE IMAGE OF NICK CLEGG HAS APPEARED IN MY MASHED POTATO.