About the Artist

Sean Vidal Edgerton (The Pen And The Pangolin) in Yosemite National Park.


My name is Sean Vidal Edgerton and I have dedicated my studies to natural history, biodiversity, conservation, and visual communication. As a Science Illustrator, my work under the Pen & the Pangolin is driven by my innate passion to blend the worlds of art and science. I create art in the service of science and for the purpose of education. My portfolio focuses on the beauty of natural history, biodiversity, and organisms poorly understood and in dire need of our conservation efforts.  With the pen for visual communication, pipette for scientific research, and the pangolin for education, awareness, and conservation work - my goal is to understand the world of natural history, culturally make science more accessible for all, and to share my findings with all of you.
For more information check out my official website & portfolio at:


Sean Vidal Edgerton, M.Sc.
(Pronouns: he/him/his)
Evolutionary Virologist.
Science + Biological Illustrator.
Research Technician (Whale Necropsies)
Art Instructor & Science Communicator.
Co-Founder of 500 Queer Scientists.



I am moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in August 2021 to begin a Ph.D. program at the University of British Columbia. This online store will be closing July 31 at 11:59 PM PDT. Thank you for your support.

Note: The Pen and the Pangolin, LLC will continue to function in California. It will expand internationally to Vancouver once I am settled and once required permits allow.