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About Rori

Self portrait with cats | Rori!

Self portrait with cats | Rori!

All art tells a story, the best art spins an unforgettable tale.

I am a designer, cartoonist and illustrator from St. Louis. An advocate of the power of symbols and narrative, I take a storyteller's approach to my art. In my creative process, clear communication is top priority. My praxis involves thoughtful observation and study of visual elements. It is through the deft application of these elements that I ensure each work's unique story is successfully spun (but not spun out).

My clients range from Harley Davidson to Harvard University. I've authored of several comics, including the autobiographical Tiny Pink Robots, and I created and illustrated the series 100Days100Women. I received my BFA from Columbia College Chicago, where I studied comics under the tutelage of Ivan Brunetti. I'm proud to have founded the comics-centered group Madames des Comiques, and to be an advocate for women and girls' representation in media and creative careers. Along with my continuing illustration series, I'm developing projects focusing on adventurous and influential women in both fiction and history. I am the co-founder of Giant Kitten Head.

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Chatelaine Magazine • Interview

St. Louis on the Air (NPR) • Interview

Town & Style • Feature

Upworthy • Feature

Wikipedia (Medium) • Feature

Women Write About Comics • Feature

Previous Clients

Creative Commons Canada

GlitterCats Games


Harvard University

Missouri Botanical Garden

Tower Grove Park



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Snapshots: As Guest, 2008-2014 (Pictures of You)

Tiny Pink Robots | Shop

We Can Be Heroes (Womanthology)


With a Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly | Shop

We're Only Gonna Die | Shop

Unbought & Unbossed (Femme Magnifique)


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