Jonathan Pugh

Daily Mail

Pugh is a phenomenon. Every day in the Mail, he produces three [ or sometimes four ] pocket cartoons -- each one a masterpiece of gentle absurdity, finding life-enhancing humour in even the dreariest day's news. No other national newspaper boasts a cartoonist so prolifically and consistently funny.

From the moment he joined the Mail in 2010, he showed an instinctive affinity with its readers. In a few deft, affectionate pen strokes, he gives his own unique, playful twist to the stories making the headlines in Middle England's favourite paper.

Endlessly inventive, never cruel or unkind, Pugh is a witty and stylish master of his art, who delivers laughter and charm in every cartoon -- day in, day out.