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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Pat Byrnes  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Byrnes lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pat Byrnes tried his hand as a design engineer, stand-up comic, advertising copywriter, and voice-over actor before turning to cartooning in 1998. His cartoons have been published in ''The New Yorker'', ''Reader's Digest'', ''America Magazine'', ''USA Weekend'', ''Ms''., ''Catholic Digest'', ''Barron's'', ''The Wall Street Journal'', ''Better Homes & Gardens'', and the ''Bulletin of Atomic Scientists''. His work has been featured in several anthologies, including ''The New Yorker Book of Kids Cartoons'', ''The New Yorker Book of Golf Cartoons'', and ''The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection''. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the National Cartoonists Society.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Because I'm the child here and I said so :
ISBN: 0740757385. OCLC Number: 793519351

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. .

Parenting is a competitive sport these days. With all the pressure on the modern parent, a little comic relief is not just welcome; it's a matter of survival. Because I'm the Child Here and I Said So offers a much-needed hilarious first-aid kit for parents of all types. Between the fat stacks of parenting books designed to engender paranoia and hyper-competitiveness, and the culture that demands everyone must have it all, today's parents don't stand a chance. Because I'm the Child Here and I Said So by cartoonist Pat Byrnes is a gleeful send-up of modern parenting: the obsession, the sport, the pseudo science, and all the maddening challenges parenting presents. Each full-color cartoon features a smart punch line that will make you smile (or wince in recognition):* A birthday party? Didn't we already do that kind of crap with your older sister?* I couldn't find a sitter, so I got a video.* Just remember, son, it doesn't matter whether you win or lose-unless you want Daddy's love. Be advised, if you find yourself relating to any of the parents in this book, you need to chill out. Fortunately, Because I'm the Child Here and I Said So is the antidote to all your parenting woes. Whether you keep it for your own sanity or give it to a desperate parent, the cartoons of Pat Byrnes will delight and amuse.

Eats, shoots & leaves :
ISBN: 159240488X. OCLC Number: 318411417

Gotham Books,. .

What would Satan do? :
ISBN: 0810992434. OCLC Number: 58842909

H.N. Abrams,. .