Malky McCormick

Malky McCormick cartoon montageMalky McCormick is Scotland’s best known Cartoonist and Caricaturist. And we are delighted for some 30 years, Malky has been Pets‘n’Vets’ resident cartoonist. You will find his work on this site, in our logo, on our ambulances, in our practices and of course.... on our annual Christmas cards.

Malky was born in 1943 in Glasgow, beside Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Football Stadium. This instilled in him a sense of the ridiculous at a very early age!

His popular style of work has entertained millions of readers and viewers for over 35 years.

After leaving the Commercial Art World in 1965, Malky illustrated comics and magazines for D.C. Thomson in Dundee then became a Graphic Artist and Designer with Scottish Television for three years. In 1975, along with pal and fellow banjo player from the Scottish folk music scene, Billy Connolly, he devised and wrote the hugely successful cartoon strip ‘The Big Yin’ for the Sunday Mail. At that same time he was a member of an outrageous five-piece skiffle band ‘The Vindscreen Vipers’, playing gigs in Scotland, abroad and on television.

Since then, Malky has contributed to most Scottish and UK national newspapers including the Sun, Daily Record, Daily Express, Evening Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Kilmarnock Standard and New Statesman. His work has also illustrated several major national advertising campaigns.

His caricature skills have seen him invited to corporate events in Jamaica, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Kuwait, India and Russia.

For ten years he worked as the Resident Cartoonist on the ITV network quiz show ‘Win Lose or Draw’.

He was a key player in organising the acclaimed National Cartoon Festival held in Ayr late 1990s. He is also a regular after dinner speaker. Focusing on patter and instant lightning sketches of his audience, nobody is safe from the satirical pen of McCormick!

He works at weddings, functions and corporate events, mingling with guests and providing fast unique caricatures of them as mementos.

Malky has two sons and a daughter. He works and lives with his wife Ann in the Ayrshire village of Waterside, near Kilmarnock. He always draws a big crowd.

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