HELLO, my name is Phil McAndrew and I am an award-winning illustrator, a cartoonist, and a writer. I am the author of CRYING IN FRONT OF YOUR DOG AND OTHER STORIES (Uncivilized Books, 2013). I illustrated the CAVEBOY DAVE series of graphic novels written by Aaron Reynolds (Viking Books, 2016 and 2018) and MONSTER SCIENCE by Helaine Becker (Kids Can Press, 2016). An art book collecting some of my work was published by Benign Kingdom in 2013. In 2014 I made a 24 page comic book that doubled as packaging for a split 7" record by the critically acclaimed punk bands Perfect Pussy and Joanna Gruesome.

I've contributed comics and humor to MAD Magazine, The New Yorker, Popula, and The Nib. For a while I had my own television show in development with Cartoon Network and I've worked as a freelance character designer and concept artist for animated projects at other television networks. I've taught classes and workshops to kids, teens, and adults and have given talks and written articles about drawing and creativity. I directed a music video. I have a BFA in illustration and drawing from Daemen College. I sometimes play in bands with my friends, most recently with The Nudes. I currently live in Syracuse, New York with lots of books and house plants.

AT THE MOMENT I'm taking on as much freelance illustration and comics work as I can while preparing to work on a new book project.

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For queries concerning projects or rights information, please contact my agent:

Jennifer Linnan
Linnan Literary Management LLC

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The New Yorker, MAD Magazine, Penguin Random House / Viking Books, Cartoon Network, Kids Can Press, Workman Publishing, IFC / Portlandia, The Nib, Popula, Brooklyn Brewery, Captured Tracks, Abrams Books, Cards Against Humanity, Lion Forge Comics, Benign Kingdom, Grimalkin Press / Uncivilized Books, King Magazine, Potter Craft, Heartbreaking Bravery, Cosmic Pictures, KBS+, Nerd Poker, Baltimore Magazine, Righteous Babe Records, Hudson Wine Merchants, BOOM! Studios, Machine of Death, Desert Island, Ramen Music, Boston's Weekly Dig, PandoDaily, TopatoCo, Rochester's City Newspaper, Chicago's Newcity, Broken Pencil Magazine, BP Magazine

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