Mac - The Cartoonist
Stan McMurtry, otherwise known as MAC of the Daily Mail has been creating daily cartoons for nearly 40 years, firstly for the now extinct Daily Sketch and latterly the Mail.
Mac’s work is essentially apolitical and he views his role as making ‘dreary news copy of the daily paper brighter by putting in a laugh’
Among his many awards, MAC has been voted ‘Cartoonist of the Year’ on six occasions and ‘Political Cartoonist of the Year’ four times.
In 1999 he was voted Fourth Top Cartoonist of the Century (and only one still alive). In 2004 he was granted an MBE for services to the newspaper industry and in 2008 hewas thrilled to be invited as a guest on the radio programme ‘Desert Island Discs’.
Besides kindly donating a cartoon to the Royal Trinity Hospice Christmas Fair Silent Auction we are most grateful to him for creating the drawings for our Invitation.
Last year he signed his cartoon year book lovingly creating individual personalised illustrations in each book he signed.