Stanley McMurtry , born in Edinburgh, studied at Birmingham Art College before becoming a cartoonist on the Daily Sketch. In the 70s it was subsumed by the Daily Mail where MAC has become an established commentator through his pithy, witty cartoons, on the vagaries and contradictions of daily life. He views his role as making the “dreary news copy of the daily paper brighter by putting in a laugh”.He claims his work is apolitical but ,on occasions, it has caused controversy. In 2003 he received an MBE for services to the newspaper industry
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