Rumi Hara was born in Kyoto, Japan, and started printing her comics on a tiny home printer
while working as a translator in Tokyo in 2010. After receiving an MFA in illustration from
Savannah College of Art and Design, Rumi moved to New York in 2014, where she now lives
and works as an illustrator and comics artist. Her comics series Nori was first self-published as
minicomics and was nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2018.