Will McPhail is a Scotland-based artist who, despite the pressure he felt to find a ‘realistic’ career, devoted his life to art. The zoologist is currently creating comics for the famous The New Yorker magazine.
He said in an interview with the BBC that his job is “to capture all different walks of life, the idiosyncrasies of life” and added that his ‘office’ is the wildlife of Edinburgh’s coffee shops and libraries.
“Your sense of humor is accumulated throughout your whole life, up to the point when your pencil touches paper; you’ve just got to hope it shows up,” McPhail revealed. “The reason why I’m decent at drawing cartoons is because I wasn’t very attractive in high school, so I developed a sense of humor as a deflection from that.”
He documents his work on Instagram where his cartoons regularly get tens of thousands of likes from his 166,000 followers.
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