Stanley McMurtry

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Stanley McMurtry
Born (1936-05-04)4 May 1936
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Cartoonist
Spouse(s) Liz

Stanley McMurtry MBE (born 4 May 1936),[1] often referred to as Mac, is a British cartoonist. McMurtry is perhaps most famous for his work, since 1970, for British newspaper The Daily Mail.[2]


McMurtry's work is essentially apolitical[1] and he views his role as making "dreary news copy of the daily paper brighter, by putting in a laugh".[3]

Mac was granted an MBE in the 2003 New Year's honours list for "services to the newspaper industry".[4]


In most of his daily cartoons, Mac includes a small portrait of his wife hidden within the picture.[5] However, he does not include her when the cartoon makes a political statement, or when it depicts a tragedy.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Mac (Stanley McMurtry) (Born 1936)". c. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ Goodley, Simon (2005-11-25). "People". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Desert Island Discs - This weeks guest". BBC. 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  4. ^ "MBEs: I-M". BBC. 2003-12-31. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  5. ^ Room, Adrian. "Cummings, (Arthur Stuart) Michael". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 21 November 2014.