Patrick Garrahy

Adjunct Faculty


Liberal Arts
BA, De Pauw University

Pat Garrahy began his career as an assistant editor and freelance writer/artist at Marvel Comics. His Marvel editorial credits include The Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil, Thor, and Fantastic Four. In 1994, Pat was hired as an editor by DC Comics. He edited the DC titles Nightwing, Teen Titans, Deathstroke, and Black Lightning while creating freelance artwork for Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman.

Garrahy eventually left his editorial duties to work full time as a freelancer. He’s worked for every major comic book company as a writer, illustrator, color artist, and letterer. His comic book credits include a five-year stint on the JLA series published by DC Comics and work on the Eisner Award-winning series Powers. He was one of the collaborating artists on Kevin Smith’s Bluntman and Chronic graphic novel. He is also the creator/writer/artist of the SIRN digital comic published via Graphicly.com.

Outside the realm of comic books, Garrahy’s work includes artwork design for Pro Player Sports Apparel, promotional artwork for SXSW, book cover illustrations for Cricket publications, CD artwork design for Sony Entertainment, prop and production design for various films, print illustration for Warner Brothers, art direction for Broadway theater productions, and animated television commercials created for Ford Motor Company. He continues to provide art and design services both in local and national markets.

Garrahy began teaching design and illustration courses in 2000 at Globe University. He also served as the program chair for the interactive media and graphic design department at Globe's Woodbury campus from 2010 through 2011.

When not freelancing or teaching, Garrahy participates in local art events. He is a painter and ceramic artist. As a point of additional interest, he has appeared in film—most recently, he was cast as a “Brain Minion” in the Coen Brother’s 2009 film A Serious Man