Originally from Florida, John moved to Honolulu in 1974. He worked as an artist for the advertising industry until 1987 when he decided to pursue a cartooning career. In 1988, John was a student of world-renowned cartoonist and caricaturist, Ranan Lurie, in New York. Back in Hawaii, Pritchett found a home at Honolulu Weekly where he has published a weekly cartoon since 1993. During this time John has been honored with awards from: The United Nations Correspondents Association, Hawaii Publishers Association, The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Common Cause Hawaii, Small Business Hawaii and Hawaii's Thousand Friends.
In 1995, John began publishing a weekly cartoon on economic issues, which appeared in Pacific Business News as "Pritchett's Two Cents". On Maui, his cartoons are published weekly in Lahaina News. At the end of 2010, John's color cartoons were added to Hawaii Reporter under the heading, "Pritchett's Pen." He also provides illustrations and cartoons on environmental issues for Environment Hawaii. He has also published books on local politics including "Drawn & Quartered" and "The Unbelievable Empire," and "Jeremy's World Comics." Pritchett also provides cartoons, caricatures and illustrations to national and international newspapers, magazines and Web sites.
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