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 inspire them to care about wild creatures a little bit more. 

I work in ink with watercolor or digital coloring. I enjoy illustrating funny facts, drawing curious creatures and bringing stories to life. 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.

  • I created 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 (University of Chicago Press, 2015), Orion magazine (Winter 2017) and Prickly Pear Kids magazine (expected publication date 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_