Denise Dorrance is an American-born cartoonist and illustrator who publishes under the name "Dorrance".
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she moved to New York in her early twenties where she worked in the fashion department of Cosmopolitan magazine, later moved into photography, and eventually ran Magnum Photos corporate photography division. In 1992 she moved to London and, in spite of herself, began a successful career as a cartoonist and book illustrator.
Her sharply ironic work appears regularly in magazines and newspapers such as The Spectator, Red, The Sunday Times and others. She currently produces a weekly humorous cartoon for The Mail on Sunday's "You" magazine, and illustrates a weekly syndicated column for News Life Media in Australia.
In 2013 a collection of her cartoons was published by Idlewild, titled "It's All About Mimi". Mimi's is the story of a woman trying to balance life as a shopaholic and a mother - and considering Mimi's desire for minimalism and all things chic, it doesn’t come naturally!
Dorrance is married to documentary filmmaker Paul Yule, with whom she has a son.
Fifty is not a Four-Letter Word (2007) by Linda Kelsey  - Illustrator
A Red Dress, and Other Poems (2008) by Liz Cowley  - Illustrator
Single Mother on the Verge (2009) by Maria Roberts - Illustrator
The Virginia Monologues (2009) by Virginia Ironside - Illustrator
Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad (2010) by Bee Rowlatt & May Witwit - Illustrator
The Summer Season (2011) by Julia Williams - Illustrator
Women of a Dangerous Age (2012) by Fanny Blake - Illustrator
Civil Society at the Crossroads (2012) NGO comic strip with N.D. Mazin - Illustrator
"It's All About Mimi" (2013) by Dorrance