Matt studied at St Martin's School of Art in London and first saw himself published in the New Statesman during one of its rare lapses from high seriousness. He has been the Daily Telegraph's pocket cartoonist since 1988. He was 'WHAT THE PAPERS SAY' CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR three times and is also five times winner of the UK PRESS GAZETTE CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR. He has won the CARTOON ARTS TRUST POCKET CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR AWARD six times, most recently in 2013, and in 2002 he received an MBE.
Manages to somehow encapsulate and visualise, in one frame, a mood or feeling within the country and make us gasp and laugh in delighted recognition - THE TIMESThat rare thing - a daily cartoonist who never fails - THE TIMESMatt is such a genius ... on a grey day he can make you feel that the world is all right againMatt is the Don Bradman of daily cartoonists - so much greater than his nearest rivals it's almost embarrassingI stand in silent wonder every morning at the genius of MattI think Matt is hilariousNo one can be funny every time - except MattSuccessful cartoonists do not only need to be able to draw, they have to think of subjects to illustrate. Matt has shown that he has a genius for both, as well as the ability of think of wonderfully appropriate swipes at the idiocies of contemporary life