PJ Lynch. Illustration (detail) from “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. 1994. Patrick James Lynch (born 2 March 1962), known professionally as P. J. Lynch, is an Irish artist and children’s book illustrator. “The Snow Queen” (Danish: Snedronningen) is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). The tale was first published in 1845, and centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Gerda.