Rosemary Mosco

Science Communicator & Naturalist

A science communicator, Rosemary makes books, cartoons, and graphics that connect people with the natural world.

Her work has been featured by Boing Boing, IFLS, Audubon, Upworthy, io9, Science News, The Huffington Post, It’s Okay to be Smart, The Mary Sue, The Times of India, Laughing Squid, and more, and was the subject of an award-winning museum exhibit. Find interviews with her in Birds & Blooms, Mother Nature Network, The NWF’s blog, and The Birdist, and hear her interviewed on the ABA Podcast.

She’s a graduate of UVM’s Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Program. Her favorite glacial landform is the esker.

Photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz.

Online Comics & Science Art

Bird and Moon Comics & Charts

These comics and diagrams share the funny side of nature and discuss environmental issues. They were part of an exhibit of STEAM comics at AAAS headquarters. Find merchandise for sale through TopatoCo.

Wild City Comics

Rosemary co-created this strip about urban ecology with author and illustrator Maris Wicks. It’ll tell you how cicadas make noise and why sparrows roll in dirt. It features scientists, including those studying owls in Australia and agoutis in Brazil.

Other Work

Other Comics: The Nib, Torontoist, Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs, Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Art and Design for Nonprofits: infographics, logos, stickers, tshirts, and more.

Books & Articles

Birding Is My Favorite Video GameBirding Is My Favorite Video Game

A collection of Bird and Moon comics published by Andrews McMeel.

Reviews: Birds & Blooms Magazine | Comicosity | Geek DadSchool Library Journal

“Written with an older audience in mind, the book nonetheless promises to amuse middle grade and YA readers while giving them facts to surprise, gross out, and boggle parents and peers for days.” –School Library Journal

Solar SystemSolar System: Our Place in Space

This graphic novel introduces the science of the solar system through a cast of friendly, funny characters. It’s published by First Second Books, with art by Jon Chad, and is out on Sept 18, 2018. Ages 9-12.

Atlas ObscuraThe Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

A kid’s illustrated guide to more than 150 of the world’s most mesmerizing wonders. It’s published by Workman and is out on Sept 18, 2018. Ages 8-12.

“A worldwide collection of superior oddities…One delectable sampler of wonders, there for the asking.” –Kirkus

Other Work

Articles: Audubon, Mental_Floss, Mass Audubon’s Connections.
Blog Posts: Mass Audubon, Nature Conservancy Canada, Living Alongside Wildlife.

Talks & Walks

Rosemary delivers thought-provoking, funny talks on comics, nature, and science outreach to nonprofits, nature festivals, and more, and also designs engaging field walks. Interested in having her speak? Drop her a line.

When she’s not writing, she’s out in the field doing some amateur nature photography and trying not to feed the mosquitoes.