" Rimui Yumin "
About the cartoonist
Rimui is an Atayal from Taoyuan City. She is a full-time comic artist who prefers professional stories. When she was in elementary school, she tried to be a voice actress for animation but was turned down because of her young age. She was then determined to become a comic artist by the time she’d be in high school. It took her ten more years to accomplish that dream. Her published works include A Harmonious Family, The Funeral Concerto, CATzzz Cat Society, and her first graphic novel series on paper consisting of Where are You Going? – Fetters of Memory and Where are You Going? – Farewell My Love.
She likes human-interest stories that describe everyday lives and is easily moved to tears. She wants to keep drawing comics, even if she remains a little-known artist. Her greatest aspiration is to create works that salvage the soul.
Rimui is also a winner of multiple international manga awards. She represented Taiwan to participate in the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’ Angoulême 2023.
- 2022 – Grand-Prix Runner-Up, SILENT MANGA AUDITION (SMA17)
- 2020 – Gold Award, Japan International Manga Award
- 2013 – Grand Prize, asianbeat 4Koma Manga Contest, Japan
The Funeral Concerto
A university dropout called Lin Chu-sheng runs away from home to pursue her dream despite her parents’ disapproval. She plans to look for an easy job to get by but ends up working for a funeral company. She wants to quit on her first day of work, but her pride makes her put on a brave face and keep going. Soon she realizes her problems are still solvable, compared with the things made definitive by death. The overwhelming impact of death leads her to give up her willfulness and face her problems again.
Where Are The Ghosts Going?
High school student Chiutung always wears his hair short with bangs. While he has a cute haircut, he often seems aloof and cold. It turns out that he lost someone he loved dearly. He keeps her last token, hoping to see her again. Because of his ability to see “them”, he is known as the “ghost bus” to the lost souls.
Things changed when he met Chingching, a classmate with an opposite personality. They are as different as fire and ice, yet they possess the same mysterious sensibility and ability. Chiutung had always felt lonely and misunderstood. The meeting with Chingchingsparked a small warm flame within him.