Mad Skills Monday 014: Rory Midhani

Welcome to Mad Skills Monday, where we showcase top work from young creatives to bring some creative inspiration to beat the post-weekend blues. This week meet cartoonist and illustrator Rory Midhani.

Power tool: Staedtler 0.1mm pigment liners
Power song:  Black Box- Ride On Time (Although actually I can’t listen to music while I’m working because the temptation of the beat is just too strong for me.)
Power snack: Eggs

Rory Midhani is an editorial and narrative focused illustrator interested in telling stories within a single page. Full of social commentary, his work varies between glamorous LGBT-themed scenes to chaotic, dystopian landscapes. Rory’s work has featured in publications in the UK, USA and Canada and has been exhibited throughout Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and USA.

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Cover art for Issue 3 of Geeked Magazine. Artists Assemble!

The Park: a delightful drawing for Fred Magazine.

The Park: a delightful drawing for Fred Magazine.


Record sleeve design for ‘Still Love Me’ by Jesse Ware, successfully chosen for a competition by Secret 7″.


Dragtopia: the best kind of utopia.


All Girls Comprehensive – another example of Rory’s darker drawings.

Coming out of the closet in style.

Coming out of the closet in style.

Rory graduated with a 1st in BA Illustration at the University of West England. You can see tons more work on his official website and Tumblr.

Want us to show off your mad skills? We’re always looking for young creatives, students and graduates to showcase for our Monday feature, so send us an email with some samples or a portfolio link with the subject line “Mad Skills Monday” to and we’ll check you out!

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