Tony Patrick


We have a million ways to talk about and to articulate harm, but not enough words or phrases or sentences which can open the portal for restoration, renewal, and healing. Part of what I’m interested in currently is creating space for that.

I know how good it feels to be given agency, to be invited into continuums of imagination and creativity. And as we imagine together, we need to create a shared language for restoration. Where is the verbal bridge for clear, transparent communication that can facilitate healing and repair? Where is the structure for true dialogue and transformation and transcendence?

“Batman and the Signal” #1-3 & TPB

Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the Signal, is back! After months of training, the Signal is ready to step out of the shadow of the Bat to become a hero for Gotham City’s daylight hours. But can he handle the challenge of Gnomon and his minions? And what key does Gnomon hold to Duke’s past?

Date: 2018
Publisher: DC

Author: Tony Patrick, Scott Snyder
Artist: Cully Hamner
Colorist: Laura Martin
Letterer: And World Design
ASIN: B075KK131X
Purchase: DC
Press: Washington Post

“Batman Secret Files: Signal #1”

The Signal comes back as Gotham City’s daytime protector after his time with the Outsiders. But during his sabbatical from his hometown, everything about the city and the people closest to him changed. And the mystery of the White Market, a deadly source of weapons being trafficked into Gotham City that even Batman can’t track down, will only push the Signal further away from everything he knows and into a brand-new world of danger.

Date: 2021
Publisher: DC

Author: Tony Patrick
Art, Penciler, Inker: Christian Duce
Cover: Ken Lashley, Cully Hamner
Colorist: Luis Guerrero
Letterer: Andworld Design
Editors: Ben Abernathy, Dave Wielgosz
ASIN: B098KK213V

Press: CBR


Capes On.

Inspired by world-building sessions during ForFreedoms/Wide Awakes 2020 Awakening campaign, SIDE EYE is an eye-opening interactive narrative set in a universe where superpowers are the norm but personal access to them isn’t.

Date: 2023
Creator: Tony Patrick
Artists: Aaron Tucker, Chris Peterson
Colorist: Lesley Atlansky
Letterer: And World Design

X’ED #1-4 & TPB

Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hitman. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a- he’s a killing machine, and b- he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.

Date: 2021
Publisher: Black Mask Studios

Writer: Tony Patrick
Artist: Ayhan Hayrula
Cover Artist: Chris Visions
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Colorist: Doug Garbark
ISBN: 1628751150

Purchase: Black Mask Studios

Mind Over Matter

Superhero therapy. ‘Nuff said.

Date: 2023
Artists: Aaron Tucker
Colorist: Lesley Atlansky
Letterer: And World Design

Planet Brooklyn

In this middle grade graphic novel, a pre-teen discovers that he's trapped in a planetary-sized replica of Brooklyn created by interdimensional aliens smitten with his Bed-Stuy neighborhood, in a look at gentrification through a sci-fi lens.

Date: 2024
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Make Me a World
Artists: Goni Montes
Press: Publishers Weekly