A keen observer of the absurd, Patrick Kyle's stories defamiliarize the machinations of life, work, and art with droll dialogue and his angular, humanely geometric drawing and sci-fi settings that recall set design more than satellite images. Kyle's figures may be foreign and his settings strange, but his stories resonate deeply.
Patrick Kyle lives and works in Toronto, ON. He is the author of the graphic novelsBlack Mass (2012),Distance Mover (2014), andDon't Come In Here (2016). At the 2016 Doug Wright Awards, he won the Pigskin Peters Award forNew Comics #6 and#7.
Patrick Kyle lives and works in Toronto, ON. He is the author of the graphic novels Black Mass (2012), Distance Mover (2014) and Don't Come In Here (2016). At the 2016 Doug Wright Awards, he won the Pigskin Peters Award for New Comics #6 and 7.
“Kyle continues to push the boundaries of what exactly a comic can be. His stories are nonlinear, his characters painterly and abstract, his settings just apocalyptic enough—humourous, absurd imaginings of the effects capitalism has on human beings, especially artists.” — Matthew James Wilson,VICE
“If you like the highbrow text-art of Jenny Holzer, the humour of Ryan North’sDinosaur Comics or the surreal imagery of B-movie sci-fi, you’ll find lots to mull over here.” — Suzanne Alyssa Andrew,NOW Magazine
“Kyle marries geometric precision with surrealist accumulation (and occasional painterly marks), meaning that those panels are disordered with orderly elements. That appealing chaos creates a unique architecture within and between pages and gives an elasticity to the way the narratives progress.” — Nicole Rudick,The Paris Review
“Featuring an array of delightful and disturbing characters, this collection of short comics takes the absurdist logic of science fiction to new heights and highlights Kyle’s droll, self-deprecating humour.” —CBC Books