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


Archive for the ‘appreciation’ Category

Stray Lines update #1

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The Glass Trampoline

Wow, what can I say? The Stray Lines fundit campaign has recieved a HUUGE amount of love in the first ten days. We’re overwhelmed. Thank you so much to everyone who has demonstrated their generosity and enthusiasm for this project and especially to those of you who jumped in right off the bat and got us up and running in the first few days.

We still have about €500 to raise if we are to print this book, so if you want to see this project come to fruition, please consider helping out. The easiest way would be to simply pre-order the book at the €8 pledge level, not only will you get the book cheaper and ahead of it’s availability in shops, but you’ll have that warm fuzzy feeling that goes with the knowledge that you helped out some fellow artists put a great project together.

I had a brief chat with Liam Geraghty of the Comic Cast last week about the project, which you can listen to here: http://thecomiccast.com/2012/07/01/the-amazing-spider-man-reviewed/

Also –  Barry Hughes, one of the great artists (and the one behind the cover image) has put up a few of his pages on his flickr site, so you can take a sneak peek some of the AMAZING artwork he has produced for this book: http://www.flickr.com/photos/barrytonic/

Anyway stay tuned for more updates and sneak previews.

Thanks a million

Paddy Lynch

Watch This

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It’s a one hour documentary about the development of the independent music/punk/DIY in Ireland scene over the last 5-20 years that I whole-heartedly support at every opportunity even while I am increasingly less involved in a playing/participatory capacity. I’m not going to go on too much, but I recommend everyone watch it, especially anyone who may not be that well versed in the DIY/Independent music scene.

Great footage of loads of bands you will have heard of and even more that you may not have heard of. This scene directly influenced my thinking and work as a self-publishing comic and zine artist. It’s not a manifesto, but I wouldn’t be doing what I am today without  it.

Ben Katchor

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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.