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Born:Established:4 Aug 1933Sandringham,Brighton - Moorabbin area,Melbourne - Inner South,Melbourne,Victoria,;Died:Ceased:16 Feb 2009Adelaide,South Australia,
Michael Atchison was an Australian cartoonist who worked for The Advertiser for forty years.
Atchison was born in Victoria and moved with his family to Adelaide when he was six. He attended Glenelg Primary School and King's College. He published his first cartoon at the age of 15.
Atchison studied at the Adelaide Teachers' College then taught in schools for six years before moving with his wife Olga to Britain where he sold cartoons to magazines such as Punch and was the Art Director for a London advertising agency.
From 1968 until the mid 1990s, Atchison taught art to high school students in the morning. He then joined the Advertiser where he used to attend the news conference and draw a relevant political cartoon. He retired from the Advertiser in 2007.