IRumi is an illustrator and comics artist working in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Kyoto, Japan and received an MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Rumi has received silver medals from the Society of Illustrators for her original picture book IGLOO and her minicomic Nori and the Rabbits of the Moon. Her comics series Nori was nominated for Ignatz Awards in 2018 and is to be published from Drawn & Quarterly in Spring 2020. Her short comic stories have appeared in online and printed publications including BuzzFeed and Cicada. She also makes editorial illustrations and works at events in NYC and beyond to do graphic recording and live drawing.
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
LVL3 Media Interview
District, The Student Voice of SCAD Interview
All images © Rumi Hara 2019