Mark Bryant (Author)
Mark Bryant has written/compiled a number of books on pets including It's a Dog's Life: A Canine Cartoon Collection (1991, Foreword by Jilly Cooper) - featuring the best of the entries for the Dog Cartoonist of the Year Awards - which was published to mark the centenary of the National Canine Defence League (now the Dogs Trust), with all royalties going to the charity. Other books include The Church Cat: Clerical Cats in Stories and Verse (1997); Cat Tales for Christmas (1993); The Artful Cat: A Tribute with 60 Portraits (1991); The World's Greatest Cat Cartoons (1993); The Complete Lexicat: A Cat Name Companion (1992); CATS: An Anthology of Stories and Poems (2016) and Casanova's Parrot and Other Tales of the Famous and Their Pets (2002). In addition, he is the author of Constable: A Brief History of Britain's Oldest Independent Publisher (2010) and other books. His family's much-loved canine companions have included a golden retriever and a short-haired terrier. He lives in London.
Stanley McMurtry (Illustrator)
STAN McMURTRY, much better known as MAC has been the editorial cartoonist at the Daily Mail for 45 years this year. Since 1971, he has drawn four cartoons a week for the paper. He has twice been voted The Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain Cartoonist of the Year and twice Social and Political Cartoonist of the Year and was made an MBE in 2003. In this his eighty-first year he remains the nation's number one cartoonist, still at the top of his game.