Rumi Hara is a cartoonist and illustrator born in Kyoto in 1982. She grew up in Osaka and Atlanta among other places and lived and worked in New York City until recently where she has taught at Bergen Community College and School of Visual Arts. She is currently based out of a lovely island in Onomichi.
Rumi is the author of the award-winning books Nori and The Peanutbutter Sisters and Other American Stories.
1982年、京都生まれのコミック作家・イラストレーター。大阪やアトランタで幼少期を過ごし、ニューヨークで活動後、2023年に尾道に移住。著書に Nori、The Peanutbutter Sisters and Other American Stories がある。
The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nib, BuzzFeed, Ogilvy & Mather, Studio Uni, Isetan, Honya B&B
Some minicomics are included in the artist's book collection at Brooklyn Museum Library, zine collection at Barnard Zine Library, comic book collection at the Library of Congress, and special collection at the University of Missouri Library, and may be available to public.
Women Who Draw
Cartoonists of Color
SPX 2022 Comics and Fabulism
TCAF 2022 (IM)Migration in Comics
TCAF 2022 Artists Talking to Artists: Experiments in Storytelling
San Diego Comic-Con 2021: Exploring Culture in Kids Comics
Comic News Insider with Jimmy Aquino at SPX 2022
Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club 2022
Interview by Rina Ayuyang, 2022
VanCAF Online 2020 Spotlight: Rumi Hara (YouTube)
Gutter Boys: Autoptic 2020 with Rumi Hara (Apple Podcast)
We Need More Diverse Books - Nori
All images © Rumi Hara 2023