Come one, come all. Everyone’s welcome.
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!
phone: 086 399 5654 (irl) or
+353 86 399 5654 (intl)
Come one, come all. Everyone’s welcome.
I recently got my first invitation to appear at a comics festival as an actual bona fide guest and I see they’ve announced it officially on their facebook page.
The 2D Festival is a wonderful event that has been in existence since 2007 (I think). It’s based in the beautiful walled city of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland and has consistently attracted top tier guests from the US, UK and of course Ireland (both North and South). Among the guests already announced for 2013, are such UK comics legends and stalwarts as Gary Leach and Mike McMahon who have been working in comics longer than I have been living and breathing.
David Campbell and his team at the Verbal Arts Centre have consistently put on a varied event that caters superbly to the local community as well as the wider comics audience in Northern Ireland and from all accounts the 2013 event is going to have an expanded and farther reaching programme than ever. Looking forward to it.
Since 2008, Anto Dillon and various enablers have organised a fantastic annual day-long celebration of all things DIY. What I especially love about it is the cross pollination between the DIY punk, zine, alt-comics, lowbrow/underground art and activism communities that happens at this fair. I feel an affinity with all of these scenes to a greater or lesser extent, but it’s only here that they come together in such a special way. I always try to donate some time to put together a poster for it. This year I may be running late, but I’m well pleased with the results.
Anyway, I’ll be manning my stall selling my small press and mini comics (including one newish compilation that I put together in August, but haven’t promoted yet), so do come along. It’s bound to be a great day.
Former musical cohorts of mine Murder Plan have gotten their act together big time since I (amicably) vacated the drum stool and are set to release their debut ep Drinkin’ With The Devil. They asked me to come up with a poster for their release gig in Whelans with no specific brief except to relate the image to the title of the record. I jumped at the chance to do something completely off the cuff. I’ve been spending a lot of time on a very exciting graphic novel project that’s still a bit hush hush, and haven’t had much of a chance to do any pure image making for it’s own sake, so this was a lot of fun to do.
Speaking of that secret project, if you listened to the recent Comic Cast’s ‘Square Bound’ audio interviews you might have indirectly heard it announced. Hopefully I’ll get permission to preview some of that material here soon. Trust me, it’s going to be good.
The same weekend of the gig the Dublin Zine Fair is happening as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival. I’ll have a stall there, very possibly with a new mini comic/zine in tow. Fingers crossed.
le cool & Visual Feast 4th annual Bernard Shaw Xmas Exhibition.
Once again I was asked to put something into the annual Bernard Shaw Xmas Exhibition. 50% of all sales will go to the Simon Community, so to that end I did a couple of small, silly colour ink drawings priced cheap enough that someone might actually buy one. If they don’t sell over the course of the exhibition, they’ll be available on this site in the new year.
I always feel a bit funny putting stuff into shows like this alongside real artists like Will St Ledger, Maser, Gaetan Billet and the like. Kind of feel like I’m blagging it and someone’s going to pull the rug out under my feet any minute. Sure take a look at my cartoons below the cut.