Bio + Contact Info

                                                                                                                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.”

About Patch:
Christian “Patch” Patchell is a cartoonist, illustrator, designer 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. We is also he writer and illustrator of “Monster Mondays” an online comic strip about creatively surviving and the creator of “The Brothers Brimm” the award-winning animated short and comic series.

Clients include:
Philadelphia Daily News, Signe Wilkinson, Rescue Press, Applehead Factory, Paramount Greeting Cards, Legacy Greeting Cards, Renaissance Greeting Cards, Sourpuss Clothing, Philadelphia Sunday Inquirer Magazine, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Dark Horse Publishing, Allied Department Stores, Ape Entertainment, Rohm and Haas.

Classes taught:
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, Intro to Photoshop, Graphic Novel, Character Design, Intro to Greeting Cards, Figure Drawing.

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