When Andy McNally was a young boy, he became stranded in a field not far from his house. Fortunately, a swarm of wild honey bees found him and took him to raise as their own. “You can never have too many worker bees”, was their motto. He lived happily with the honey bees until one day it became apparent to all of the other bees that he could not fly. Even though he easily brought home the most pollen every day, he was voted out of the hive. Hearing a loud dull thud out in the field (see earlier mentioned voting, by angry pro-flight bees), his real parents rushed out of the house and rejoiced at finding the now-grown boy. They celebrated by having a spot of tea, with fresh honey.

Alas, the bliss of the reunion was short-lived. His parents learned that he had not discovered the secrets of making honey and most importantly that he could not fly. A vote was held, once again, and it was decided that he must leave home and find a job.


If you like the artwork found on my site, then you will like what I can create for you. I use traditional media, digital illustration, and animation to bring stories and ideas to life. I also love to speak about my art and share my knowledge through workshops. Feel free to send me an email for inquiries on freelance and commission-based work:  andy@calexstudio.com

Interviews and Articles:

The Big Draw in Conversation with illustrator Andy McNally and Concepts App – YouTube Video

The Big Draw – Your Sketchbook is Full of Creative Inspiration

Featured Creator on Concepts App

Sketchnote Army Podcast Guest – Season 11 Episode 03

Vectornator Blog – Going Full-Time: An Interview with Andy McNally

Cult of Mac Magazine 355 – Sketchnotes of Apple WWDC 2020