Pat Byrnes

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Pat Byrnes is an American cartoonist best known for his work for The New Yorker. He created the comic strip Monkeyhouse, which ran for three years. He received the National Cartoonist Society Advertising and Illustration Award for 2001, with an additional nomination for 2000, and nominations for their Gag Cartoon Award for 1999 and 2000. He also draws cartoons for other magazines and illustrates for a variety of ads and publications.


Byrnes is a 1981 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.[1]

Works and projects[edit]

Byrnes is the author of the following books:

  • What Would Satan Do? Cartoons About Right, Wrong, and Very, Very Wrong. Harry N. Abrams, 2005 ISBN 0810992434
  • Because I'm the Child Here and I Said So. Andrews and McMeel, 2006 ISBN 9780740757389[2][self-published source]
  • Captain Dad: The Manly Art of Stay-at-Home Fatherhood, Lyons Press, 2013 ISBN 0762785209

He also illustrated Lynn Truss's Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Illustrated Edition. New York: Gotham Books, 2008 ISBN 978-1-59240-391-2 (US, Special Edition)[full citation needed] [2][self-published source]

Personal life[edit]

When Byrnes is not drawing or writing, he is writing songs or musicals or driving children.[2][self-published source]

Byrnes is married to the 41st Attorney General of Illinois, Lisa Madigan, and they have two daughters.[2][self-published source] [3][self-published source?] [4][self-published source]


  1. ^ "University of Notre Dame archives; 1981 Commencement" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b c d Pat Byrnes (2015). "Portrait of the Cartoonist" [self published biographical material], at (online), see "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-09-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link), accessed 29 September 2015.[self-published source]
  3. ^ State of Illinois (2011). "Biography, Attorney General: Lisa Madigan," [self-generated biographical material], at (online), see [1], accessed 29 September 2015.[self-published source?]
  4. ^ Pat Byrnes (2015). "Pat Byrnes" [self published biographical material], at (online), see [2], accessed 29 September 2015.[self-published source]

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