Hi! I'm a cartoonist and illustrator from Japan, living in Queens, NY. I love telling stories and playing with ink and watercolors. I also like to hike and bike and be outdoors.
My Ignatz-nominated minicomics series Nori became my first book (Drawn & Quarterly, 2020). I am currently preparing my next book which is a short story collection called The Peanutbutter Sisters and Other American Stories (Drawn & Quarterly, May 2022).
I teach comics and illustration at Bergen Community College and School of Visual Arts.
BuzzFeed, Chicago Quarterly Review, Honya B&B, Hosei University Press, The New Yorker, The Nib, Isetan, Khloaris, Making Ideas Visible, Ogilvy & Mather, Post-it, SeeHearDraw, Studio Uni, VELOUR: The Drag Magazine
Women Who Draw
Cartoonists of Color
Drawn & Quarterly: Nori in Spring 2020
Times Ledger: Article by Tammy Schleppi
San Diego Comic-Con 2021: Exploring Culture in Kids Comics
VanCAF Online 2020 Spotlight: Rumi Hara (YouTube)
Gutter Boys: Autoptic 2020 with Rumi Hara (Apple Podcast)
We Need More Diverse Books - Nori
District, The Student Voice of SCAD
All images © Rumi Hara 2022