Rumi is an illustrator and cartoonist working in New York City. She was born in Kyoto, Japan and received an MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her comics series Nori was nominated for Ignatz Awards and received a silver medal in MoCCA Awards of Excellence by the Society of Illustrators in 2018. Her first book Nori was published by Drawn & Quarterly in May 2020. Her short comic stories have appeared in online and printed publications including BuzzFeed and Cicada. She teaches illustration at Bergen Community College.
BuzzFeed, Chicago Quarterly Review, Cicada, ENDPAIN, Honya B&B, Hosei University Press, The Nib, Isetan, Making Ideas Visible, Ogilvy & Mather, Post-it, SeeHearDraw, Studio Uni, Unilever, VELOUR: The Drag Magazine and more.
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Women Who Draw
Cartoonists of Color
Drawn & Quarterly: Nori in Spring 2020
Times Ledger: Article by Tammy Schleppi
We Need More Diverse Books - Nori
District, The Student Voice of SCAD
All images © Rumi Hara 2020