Patrick Finney is the son of Kathleen (II) Kent Finney - the Kents' second child and eldest daughter - and Peter Finney. For as long as Pat can remember, he drew. Though he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, his primary mentor was Life. After a stint in the Navy he "bummed around" working as a musician, among other jobs. He returned to drawing in the 1980s, pursuing his love of "sequential" art or "three dimensional suggestive realism," as it is often referred to today.|
In addition to self publishing his own written and illustrated sequential art (Throb Comix), he has also appeared in Fantagraphics, Last Gasp, and Weirdo comics. Like the work of his predecessors, Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson and others, Pat's use of sexually graphic situations may be left to the viewer's imagination, as he purports, however, they do convey the ever-increasing divide we, as a society, experience, in the face of our evolving "norms." His black political commentary reflects his belief that "all elected officials are...ethically and morally compromised, "that they have been "bought and sold to the highest bidder," forgetting who they were elected to serve.
Pat's work is a contemporary version of his grandfather's - a.k.a. Hogarth, Jr. - satirical commentaries which appeared in Life and Vanity Fair and the harder edged sociopolitical statements that were published in The New York Evening Call and The New Masses.
Like most of his fellow Kent grandchildren, Pat grew up in the Northeast. He is single and has a daughter, Willow. Pat currently resides in Oregon.