portrait_001photo: Concetta Barbera

“I live in a tree house on the top of the highest hill with my lovely fiancé, 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. Currently, he is writing and illustrating “Monster Mondays” an online comic strip about creatively surviving.

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

Classes taught:
Foundation Illustration, Illustration Methods, Typography, Graphic Design, Design Studio 01 and 02, Intro to Photoshop, Character Design, Intro to Greeting Cards, Figure Drawing, Illustration Studio 01 and 02.

You can contact him at patchworx13@gmail.com