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


Posts Tagged ‘art’

Independent’s Day 2012

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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.

Big Jim Preview 2

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One thing I’ve found while working on this project is that I’ve become more and more particular when it comes to what materials I use . I used not to be that fussy over paper type, possibly due to the influence of some of the more ‘fine art’ practices I had in college, preferring a rough paper texture and soft pencils. However, recently I found that this combination was not giving me the optimum surface quality that I would like for inking so I’ve caved and switched to the ubiquitous Bristol board. As can be seen in the examples above, it’s lead to a somewhat tighter pencilling/inking combination than I used to display.

Anyway, this scene was really a joy to draw. There are a lot of nicely plotted sequences throughout the book like this that play little moments against the largerĀ Moments of Grand Historical Significance. I honestly think this is important, as there is a danger with historical based drama to fall into the trap of hyperbole which leaves little space for the reader to identify with the characters or the events being depicted.