The natural world is amazing, but it can also be gross and kind of hilarious. I hope that by getting people to laugh at their relationships with nature (humans' unreasonable fear of bats, for instance) I will also get them to understand and care about wild creatures a little bit more. 

I work in ink with watercolor or digital coloring. I enjoy illustrating funny facts and drawing curious creatures. Please get in touch to discuss your next project or to just say hello!

Interesting projects I've worked on:

  • I co-founded The Endangered Species Print Project which raised over $15,000 for wildlife conservation.

  • Illustrations for the first Endangered Species Condom Project which was profiled in The New York Times, featured on a billboard in Times Square, and won two Addy awards.

  • Recent publications that include my work: the book City Creatures (published in 2015), Orion magazine (Winter 2017) and Prickly Pear Kids magazine (expected publication date Spring 2019)

  • Recent exhibitions: Animal Umwelt at iMOCA Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, City Creatures at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago), and Rare Nature also at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.




  • MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design




Feral Pony = comics and illustration by Molly Schafer

E-mail: feralponyillustration <at> gmail <dot> com or use the form below

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To see more please follow my drawings on Instagram @feral_pony and my creature encounters and nature nerding @forest_pony_