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Phil McAndrew

Phil McAndrew
illustrator, cartoonist, writer

Phil McAndrew is an award-winning illustrator, a cartoonist, and a writer. He has contributed comics and humor to The New Yorker, MAD Magazine, Popula, AWRY, The Nib, and many other publications. Phil is the author and illustrator of CRYING IN FRONT OF YOUR DOG AND OTHER STORIES (Uncivilized Books, 2013). He also illustrated the CAVEBOY DAVE series of graphic novels written by Aaron Reynolds (Viking Books, 2016 and 2018), MONSTER SCIENCE by Helaine Becker (Kids Can Press, 2016), and YOUR MIND MAKES THOUGHTS LIKE YOUR BUTT MAKES FARTS by Todd Strauss-Schulson (Wisdom Publications, coming in 2023). Phil lives in the Buffalo, NY area and teaches as an adjunct instructor with the illustration program at Syracuse University. He enjoys digging around in his garden and playing drums in bands with his friends.

“Phil McAndrew has created a world of his own making that exists in this little square volume, a comfortingly solid shape with glimpses into scenes that shift between the very familiar to a shadowy, dreamlike other side, with stories that move quickly, drawn in a minimum of panels, made sense of by the elegant humor he puts into each one. I loved it.”
—Kate Beaton, New York Times best selling author of Hark! A Vagrant