Scans of my contribution to ‘Grace’, a zine made in collaboration with Sarah Bowie for the Bram Stoker Festival in 2015.
Risograph printed by Kim at Damn Fine Print
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)
Comic created for Rabble.
My Last Day at Seventeen
Photographer Doug DuBois and I collaborated on a comic to go alongside his photobook, My Last Day at Seventeen, about a group of teenagers coming of age in Ireland. The photographs and comics work together to create a unique dialogue that mixes documentary and creative fiction in varying degrees.
Published by Aperture Foundation, September 2015
Big Jim is a historical graphic novel collaboration between Rory McConville and I, published by the O’Brien Press.
On August 26th 1913, the trams of Dublin stopped. The Great Dublin Lockout had begun. Over the next four months, James Larkin would lead the workers of Dublin against William Martin Murphy and the Employers Federation in a conflict that would change the face of Irish industrial relations.
Dublin was brought to its knees by the food shortages and the aftermath of Bloody Sunday. As winter approached, Larkin lead his Firey Cross campaign to England, hoping to rally the entire United Kingdom to strike in support of the Irish worker.
‘a valuable and refreshing look at an important part of Irish history’ Evening Echo‘[O’Brien Press graphic novels] appeal as much to children as to older readers’ Evening Echo
‘the Irish comics industry has never been in better form, something which this offering from Rory McConville and Paddy Lynch only serves to confirm’ Sunday Business Post