Medaris has illustrated and designed The
Why Files since September, 1999. TWF is an illustrated, weekly,
online science magazine dedicated to bringing "the science
behind the news" to it's readers. The stories are fact-checked
by scientists, easy and fun to read, and colorfully illustrated
to make them visually interesting, light-hearted, and educational.
At right: some of the many whimsical and
educational graphics created by S.V. Medaris for The Why Files.
Some of Sue's favorite "scientifically"
illustrated Why Files stories appear below – click on any
image below to go to it's online story
Images above created by S.V. Medaris for
The Why Files, © University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents
A couple of Flash animations appear below.
Click on the dog, wait for
the animation to load (72K),
then have some fun with navigational
An animated splash page
of a chicken yard (88K)