Will McPhail has been contributing cartoons, sketchbooks, and humor pieces to The New Yorker since 2014. He is a two-time winner of the Reuben Award for cartooning, and his debut, In, was the first graphic novel to win the Betty Trask Prize. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
“Will McPhail draws sensitively and with impeccable emotional precision. In IN, he has created a hilarious, touching, infinitely surprising world. I will read this book many times”—Liana Finck, author of Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir “Mr. McPhail’s witty and moving work shows the high stakes of small, everyday connections by affording a glimpse of a time when it’s too late to make them.”—The Wall Street Journal "A graceful and painfully human narrative...Sharp and often quite moving."—The AV Club "A sharply observed, funny, and achingly poignant examination of a subject widely understood yet rarely described, rendered subtle and playful, and made wonderfully new."—The Paris Review "[A] breakout graphic novel...The characters in In are absolutely delightful."—BookPage, STARRED review "McPhail's delicately lined graphite drawings, neatly squared into comics-y frames, are playful yet full of depth. ...Impressive art, a relatable hero's struggle, and a healthy dose of humor (Nick haunts establishments with names like 'Your Friends Have Kids Bar' and 'Gentrificchiato') will make McPhail's graphic novel debut appealing to many."—Booklist "The visuals are scrumptious and the yearning for personal connection is deeply relatable...McPhail presents [beats] with style and grace, deftly moving the story along with subtle, impactful visual cues...Gorgeous."—Kirkus Reviews —