Artist of the Day: Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle is a Toronto-based comic artist and illustrator. His non-traditional comic designs often feature troll-like creatures and a world rendered with a flat sense of abstract space and gradated pastel and neon hues. One series of drawings on Patrick’s website is directly inspired by the troll illustrations of Swedish artist John Bauer. Below is the cover to Patrick’s recent mini comic, Foreigners, published by Space Face Books.

Patrick Kyle

Patrick experiments beyond his primary medium with ease and created this animated video for the track “Vacationation” by the band Hooded Fang:

Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle

You can see more drawings and comics from Patrick on his Tumblr, Flickr, portfolio website, and comic website What Things Do.

Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle


  • D

    Glad to see Patrick Kyle featured, he is such a cool artist and a really nice guy to boot. I love his whacked out goblin-esque character designs and his idiosyncratic compositions. Patrick is definitely one of the most unique comic artists/cartoonists in Toronto and maybe even all of Canada right now along with Michael Deforge. I am surprised however that you didn’t mention his work for the Wowee Zonk anthology which he also edits, it is a great window into the Toronto alternative comics scene.

  • nog

    huge fan of patrick kyle – some of my favorites are his “special friend” comics