Matt Pritchett

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Matthew Pritchett MBE (born 14 July 1964) has been the pocket cartoonist on The Daily Telegraph newspaper under the pen name Matt since 1988.

Pritchett studied graphics at Saint Martin's School of Art. Unable to gain employment as a film cameraman, he worked as a waiter in a pizza restaurant, drawing cartoons in his spare time. 'Matt' had his first drawings published in the New Statesman and his work has also appeared in Punch and The Spectator.

The son of Telegraph columnist Oliver Pritchett and the grandson of V. S. Pritchett, Pritchett has four children with his wife. He was appointed an MBE in 2002 and, in 2003, The Observer listed him as one of the 50 funniest people in the UK. His sister is comedy scriptwriter Georgia Pritchett, who has written for Veep and Miranda.[1]

On 23 February 2006, the cartoons by 'Matt' became available in The Daily Telegraph podcast's picture window.



  1. ^ Rees, Jasper. "Has she got gags for you". Telegraph. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent at Canterbury, Matthew Pritchett (Matt)
  3. ^ Press Gazette, Roll of Honour Archived 2011-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 27 July 2011

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Books by Matthew Pritchett[edit]

Books include the best of Matt series and 30 years of Matt, all of which are cartoon books.