Matthew Pritchett (Matt) celebrates 30 years as Telegraph cartoonist

The Telegraph’s Matthew Pritchett

Many have lined up to pay tributes to the much loved cartoonist as he chalks up a remarkable thirty years in the job.

Sadly, Jeremy Corbyn was not one of them: his team politely declined, saying none of the Matt cartoons they had seen about Mr Corbyn were funny.

In a world where desperate, short sighted publishers seem to lay off cartoonists every day The Telegraph knows when it’s on to a good thing, recognising the pocket marvel’s work as possibly the main reason for buying the newspaper.

Both cartoons above © Matthew Pritchett (Matt)

The broadsheet may no longer be worthy of its epithet “newspaper of record” but one constant, over the last thirty years at least, has been the outstandingly consistent and gently humorous ribbing of the great and the not so good by its wonderful pocket cartoonist.

Chris Evans, Telegraph editor, said: “In an unpredictable world, our readers know that Matt’s cartoon can be relied on to lift their spirits and make them smile. All of us at The Telegraph are delighted to celebrate 30 incredible years of cartoons with him.”

Reflecting on the last 30 years, Matt Pritchett said: “Time flies when you’re panicking about tomorrow’s cartoon.”

You can read the tributes and see Matt at work on The Telegraph site here

With thanks to Pete Dredge for drawing this to the Blog’s attention.


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