I offer quick, clean, and funny illustration work!

Mike GormanSince graduating in 1992 with a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design, I have been working steadily for some of the most prestigious publications in the country (see client list below).

I am known by my art directors for being very fast, and always up for work. I work in a wide range of styles and mediums, depending on the task at hand.

While best known as an editorial illustrator, I have worked in many different facets of the industry, including: advertising, animation, and tattooing.

Calling me is the best way to get in touch: 207-553-0608


NY Press, The Wall Street Journal, Highlights, Lucas Films, Lerner Books, Sterling Publishing, The New Yorker, Time 4 Kids, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Details, Conde Nast Traveler, The Village Voice, Portland Phoenix, The Boston Phoenix, Beer & Weed Magazine, New York Mix, P.O.V. Magazine, Total Movie & Entertainment, Mac Addict, Antiques Roadshow/WGBH, National Fisherman, Seafood Business, Workboat, The Westword, The Riverfront Times, The Phoenix New Times, Cleveland Scene, The Houston Press, The Pitch, New Times Miami, New Times Broward/Palm Beach, SF Weekly, The Stranger, C-Ville Weekly, Sacramento News & Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, St. Martins Press, Thorndike Press, Walch Publishing, Fantagraphics Books, Simon & Schuster, Carolrhoda Books, Publicis Bloom FCA, Die Gamma Advertising, Clement Creative, SNAP Productions, Ethos Marketing, The Matter Group, L.C.D. Magazine, Cutting Tool Engineering, Pop Smear, Tattoo Savage, Zine World, Flux, Nozone, Kennebec Journal, HealthWatch Technologies, Predicted Solutions, Bureau of Medical Services of Maine, Goold Health Systems, American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Diversified Business Communications, City of Portland, Youth & Family Outreach, modernhumorist.com, weabfeat.com, stale.com, word.com, stim.com, mymac.com, and many more.

My illustrations have won the following awards

Progressive Grocer Store Brand Packaging Awards
Bronze Award, Hannaford Brand Kids Meals

The American Business Awards, 2008
Microsite(Illustrator), Diversified Communications

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, 2007
3rd Place, “Format Buster”, Portland Phoenix

American Illustration 24, 2004
Website showcase

New England Press Association, 2001
2nd Place, Infographics, Portland Phoenix
3rd Place, Illustration, Portland Phoenix

Society of Publication Designers, 2000
SPOT Award for illustration, P.O.V. Magazine

Jim Henson, 1989
Muppet Design Contest, Top Twenty Winner

Books I have illustrated have won the following awards

My Cousin the Alien
Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
Westchester Fiction Award

Alien Encounter
Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

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Select Shows

Solo Shows
One Man Show, Sanctuary Tattoo, 2010
Screwball, Knack Factory, Portland Maine, 2017
Screwball, Broken Crow Collective, Portland Maine, 2018

New York City, NY
The Kings of Underground Comics, Webster Hall, 1997
8th Annual Cartoon Show at Max Fish, New York City, November, 1999
9th Annual Cartoon Show at Max Fish, New York City, November, 2000
New York Press Illustrators Show, CB’s 313 Gallery, New York City, 2000
Legal Action Comics Arty Show, CB’s 313 Gallery, New York City, 2001

Portland Maine
One Year Anniversary Show, Local 188 , 2000
Maine Illustrators Collective Fall Folio Feast, 2006
The Art of Illustration, The Asylum, 2006
Monster Love, Sanctuary Tattoo & Art Gallery, 2007
MECA BFA Faculty Exhibition, ICA, 2007
Holiday Show, Sanctuary Tattoo & Art Gallery, 2008
The Funnies, Whitney Art Works, 2009
Portes Group Show, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine and Mytilene, Greece, 2011
WAKE UP ALICE! Lewis Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2015
VHS: A Tribute to 80’s Cinema, Pinecone & Chickadee, 2016
Eat More Art 4 Group Show, 2016
Monsters, CTN Galleries, 2016
Hi-Fi: A Tribute to 80’s Music, Pinecone & Chickadee, 2017
Eat More Art 5 Group Show, 2017
Vaguely Lucid, Dark Harbor Tattoo 2020
Illustrated Monsters by Monster Illustrators, Lewis Gallery, 2021

Los Angeles, CA
Crazy 4 Cult 11, Gallery 1988, 2017
Postcard Correspondence, Gallery 1988, 2017
Mattel – The Joys of Toys, Gallery 1988, 2017

Omaha, NB
Mythical Beasts 3, CHOICE Custom Framine & Gallery, 2016
Mythical Beasts 4, CHOICE Custom Framine & Gallery, 2017

Drop me a line at mg@mikegorman.com to discuss the project you have in mind!

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