Science Magazine / by Robert Neubecker

Each week I draw a column for Science Magazine- the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It’s called Working Life, and it’s a series of essays written by a diverse collection of scientists from all over the world, in all stages and walks of life. I’ve done drawings of fleeing war in Syria, sexual harassment, family life, motherhood, the trials and tribulations of post-doc life, immigration, career paths, you name it. My design team is Marcy Atarod & Holly Bishop, with editor Donisha Adams.

This has been a really fun gig for the last few years. The authors are almost always drawn in the illustrations, and so far they really love it. Fan letters from scientists! Here are just a few. These are always done in two formats, square for the print version, and horizontal for the web. It can be tricky… R.

 Fitting in…

Fitting in…

 Babysitting adult co-workers…

Babysitting adult co-workers…

 Going off the beaten career track.

Going off the beaten career track.

 It’s not always easy to make these work both as a square and horizontal, but it somehow happens, every week…

It’s not always easy to make these work both as a square and horizontal, but it somehow happens, every week…

 Sexism in science. The batch below I’ve left mostly uncaptioned. They should each tell their own story.

Sexism in science. The batch below I’ve left mostly uncaptioned. They should each tell their own story.

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 See? Easy.

See? Easy.