I like to draw animals.  Whether it's anthropomorphic fun or creating informative illustrations and raising awareness about endangered species - I'm into it.  

Obviously, 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 care about wild creatures a little bit more. 

Here are some 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 2018)
  • 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.

Selected Press


  • 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

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