photo: Concetta Barbera
“I live in a tree house on the top of the highest hill with my lovely wife, and we make pictures.
My theory on art: Monsters & Robots make everything better.”
Christian “Patch” Patchell is an artist, educator, author, and all around creative collaborator. Patch has lived in Philadelphia his entire life and truly loves the city. He divides his time between making art, teaching and collaborating with the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society. His art has appeared on everything from comic books to greeting cards.
Patch is the author of the book “I Put the Can in Cancer: A Journey Through Pictures” which is a visual journey through his life-changing battle with cancer. He is also the creator of “The Brothers Brimm” the award-winning animated short and comic series and the writer/artist of “Monster Mondays” an online comic strip about creatively surviving.
Scholastic Inc., Yoe Books, Clover Press, Philadelphia Daily News, Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, Signe Wilkinson, Rescue Press, Applehead Factory/Teddy Scares, Progressive Greetings Inc., Marian Heath Greeting Cards, Paramount Greeting Cards, Legacy Greeting Cards, Renaissance Greeting Cards, Sourpuss Clothing, Philadelphia Sunday Inquirer Magazine, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Scary Dairy Press, Dark Horse Publishing, Costco, Walmart, Staples, Rite Aid, Allied Department Stores, Ape Entertainment, Rohm and Haas.
Visual Communication, Senior Studio, Digital Imaging, Graphic Medicine, Introduction to Graphic Design, Introduction to Illustration, Illustration III: Materials, Concepts & Formats, Illustration IV: Applications, Illustration Studio 01 and 02, Creative Writing: Graphic Storytelling, Typography, Graphic Design, Design Studio 01 and 02, Introduction to Photoshop, Graphic Novel, Character Design, Introduction to Greeting Cards, Figure Drawing.
You can contact him at email@example.com