Paul Zanetti

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Paul Zanetti (born 8 September 1961 in Wollongong) is a political cartoonist based in Australia.

He was the youngest paid political cartoonist on a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia. While still at school, he regularly contributed to The Sun newspaper in Sydney, from the age of 16 years.[citation needed]

In 1980, he joined The Sun Art Department in Sydney where he continued to contribute cartoons. Eight months later he accepted the full-time cartooning position on the Sydney Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph (Australia's largest circulating newspaper). This position had been vacated by Bill Mitchell, who had moved to The Australian, taking Larry Pickering's position.[citation needed]

He is also known in classic car circles as a collector and restorer of golden age Cadillacs. Currently the owner / custodian of 'Priscilla', the rarest documented known example of the most iconic American car, a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Recently he has ventured into customising his own versions (known as kustom (cars)), under his signature badge, 'Zanetti kustom'. The first, being a 1953 Cadillac Eldo-roadster, 'Tequila Sunset'.[citation needed]

Currently residing on Queensland's Gold Coast, he is married with two children.[citation needed]

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