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 ‘music’ Category

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.

Work in Progress

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It’s been a while since I posted anything, so here are a couple of photos of some illustration/design work in progress from a few weeks ago. Got to do some nice hand lettering as part of it as well, which is always a bonus. There’s a bit of a back story behind this work that I’ll go into when the finished products come back from the manufacturer.

In other news, I recently got permission from my publisher to preview material from a major work in progress, so expect to be drip fed some new comic work over the coming months. Also in shot in the second pic are two great zines from Pepper Morrison and LMNOP that I picked up at the Dublin Zine Fair at the end of August.


Drinkin’ with the Devil

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Murder Plan  - Drinking With the Devil Poster Illustration

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.

The Keystone

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TKO Keystone EP Artwork

A few months ago I worked on creating artwork for the upcoming “Keystone EP” by TKO. The whole process was very collaborative with the band having strong concepts for the imagery they wanted to use. There was a fair bit of back and forth before we settled on the final illustration and even then there were several reviews of the artwork but I think the whole project benefitted from the process. I’ve been living with finished artwork for a while now but when I got my copies of the physical cds there was a renewed burst of excitement. No matter how completely you think you’ve envisaged a project, nothing beats actually holding the physical object!

Anyway, the artwork is going to be carried through to all their merchandise and  the album to follow with artwork picking up where the EP leaves off, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck into that in the near future.

See the cut below for the imagery used in the packaging.