A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies MFA program, I publish a handmade comic series called Oak & Linden, and I’m a co-creator of Farmy Acres, a web comic. My comics have also appeared in anthologies such as Nymphonomena, Caboose, and Top Shelf 2.0, and my work has been featured by the Comics Journal, American Illustration, Drawn! and Pop Candy, as well as in galleries across the country. I’ve done drawings for video games, films, logos, magazines, book covers, show flyers, the New York Times, Slate, and more. I’m the son of two actors and although I live in Brooklyn and am a fan of bike lanes, I’ve been called “more hippy than hipster.”
This graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies is one of its best draftsmen and stylists. His Oak & Linden minicomics are well-crafted one-man anthologies, and the actual anthologies he’s been a part of (Nymphonomena and Tag Team in particular) are rather good.
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The art is a pleasing blend of classic cartoons with a smidge here and there of some of the great underground artists, but all very clearly his own style. Baby Pat’s beatific face as he gets ready to tell his story to the mail carrier, or how his posture changes between approaching the dentist’s office and seeing the dentist, and really the entire encounter with the dentist, were all things of beauty.
This is a stylish mini, from the gold on red cover to the cream-colored paper to Barrett’s thick and distinctive line…Barrett’s got great chops, and I’ll be curious to see how he chooses to build on his abilities.
Of the many anthologies to emerge from the Center for Cartoon Studies, Nymphonomena has emerged as one of the best, with only the highly ambitious third volume of Sundays anthology surpassing it. No anthology surpasses Nymphonomena for sheer audacity and dedication to its theme, however…Pat Barrett’s “Let The Genital Mingling Commence” (the dialogue this quartet came up with for the film was truly inspired) is the slickest and most accomplished from a technical standpoint, and that slickness serves this story well. It’s about the making of the film, the intermingling of sexism & racism, and the ways in which the free love culture of the 70s didn’t exactly eradicate either of these problems…Nymphonomena‘s concept, cohesiveness, design and overall execution & care make this a truly fascinating collaboration.