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 provided a weekly cartoon from 1993 to June 5, 2013. During this time John was 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.
On Maui, Pritchett's cartoons have been published in Lahaina News since 1996. At the end of 2010, John's color cartoons were added to Hawaii Reporter under the heading, "Pritchett's Pen." His cartoon contributions to Hawaii Reporter earned him the first place editorial cartoon award from the Soceity of Professional Journalists, Hawaii Chapter for 2011, and a "Finalist" editorial cartoon award for 2012. John has also provided illustrations and cartoons on environmental issues to Environment Hawaii based in Hilo, Hawaii.
When Honolulu Weekly folded on June 5, 2013, after 20 years of weekly Pritchett Cartoons, John signed a contract with Honolulu Civil Beat an award-winning, online news site owned by Ebay founder, Pierre Omidyar. For Pritchett/Civil Beat cartoons published in 2013, John won third place in the Best of the West Journalism Competition.
May 2014 John moved his cartoons to MidWeek, a weekly newspaper with the largest print circulation in the state of Hawaii. To see Pritchett's MidWeek cartoons, CLICK HERE
June 14, 2020, Pritchett left MidWeek and moved back to Honolulu Civil Beat where his cartoons are now featured. To see Pritchett's Civil Beat cartoons, CLICK HERE
Published books on local politics include, "Drawn & Quartered," "The Unbelievable Empire," "Jeremy's World Comics" and the online edition of "Rail, Honolulu's Big Mistake." In 2019, Pritchett published a book of his cartoons, "Pritchett Cartoons - Collection". The book has sold out but the flipbook version can be seen here: FLIP BOOK
Also, John recently published a book about his past adventure sailing and scuba diving in the Coral Sea. Available at Barnes & Nobel. THE ADVENTURE - A True South Pacific Story
Pritchett also provides cartoons, caricatures and illustrations to national and international newspapers, book publishers, magazines and Web sites. Pritchett's Resume