Rosemary Mosco

Science Writer & Naturalist

Rosemary makes books, articles, cartoons, and graphics that connect people with the natural world.

Her nature comics were the subject of an award-winning museum exhibit and are collected in a book that’s a 2019 ALA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. She co-wrote the NYT Best Seller The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. She speaks at birding festivals and writes for Audubon. She’s represented by Seth Fishman. Her favorite glacial landform is the esker.

Interviews: Science FridayBirds & Blooms | Mother Nature Network | National Wildlife Federation | The Birdist | American Birding Association

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

A Few Comics Clients: Ranger Rick, The Nib, Torontoist, Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Art and Design for Nonprofits: posters, infographics, logos, stickers, tshirts.

Books & Articles

Birding Is My Favorite Video GameBirding Is My Favorite Video Game

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

Praise: School Library Journal | Birds & Blooms Magazine | Audubon | Comicosity | Geek Dad | ALA

“She is the rare humorist who understands nature and biology well enough to make even the most cranky birder crack a smile.” –BirdWatching Magazine

Solar SystemSolar System: Our Place in Space

A funny, friendly intro to the science of the solar system for ages 9-12. Published by First Second. Art by Jon Chad.

“A story line infused with humor and drama . . . budding astro-tourists in middle elementary grades will happily sign up for repeat journeys.” –School Library Journal, starred review

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

A NYT-bestselling illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s most mesmerizing wonders. It’s published by Workman. 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 & Workshops

Rosemary delivers funny, thought-provoking talks on nature, comics, and science outreach, and leads writing and art workshops for students of all ages. Clients have included the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, LL Bean and Maine Audubon Birding Festival, Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, Caveat NYC, Birds of Vermont Museum, Ithaca College, and more. Interested in having her speak? Drop her a line.

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