Hello! I'm Paddy Lynch, a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer from Dublin, Ireland.

I like to make drawings and images that tell stories and communicate ideas.

Books and comics I have illustrated include: Big Jim (with Rory McConville 2013, the O'Brien Press), My Last Day at 17 (with Doug DuBois, 2015, Aperture Foundation) and my comics series Last Bus (Cardboard Press). I run the monthly Dublin Comic Jam, and publish other folks' zines and comics under the Cardboard Press imprint.

 

Let's work together!

email: paddy@patrickl.net
phone: 086 399 5654 (irl) or
+353 86 399 5654 (intl)
skype: patrickldub

 

Ben Katchor

Around the time Last Bus came out in 2008, Liam (from the much missed ‘Story’ comic shop in Temple Bar) mentioned that the art reminded him somewhat of Ben Katchor’s work.
Katchor’s name was new to me but I eventually got my hands on one of his ‘Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer’ books and sunk into it over a weekend. Unfortunately, Ben Katchors work isn’t like a box set of the ‘Wire’ and doesn’t necessarily benefit from intense, continuous submersion. There’s a denseness to his language which, combined with his elliptical, layered approach to building narratives, is best sampled in small doses. Incredible stuff. He has since become a firm favourite of mine and someone who’s work offers up more and more with each subsequent read.

Anyway, I came across this video of him reading from a couple of his comics a while back and thought I might share it here.

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