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Mira Hirabayashi, known as MIRA KIRA 吉良みら, is a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key Winner and Artist of the Year Finalist for OC Register, currently studying at

Rhode Island School of Design. 


Born in 2001 in SoCal, she has had formal training at Orange Country School of the Arts and Art Center College of Design, building her expertise in ink illustrations, comics, graphic novels, children's book illustrations, storyboards, editorial illustrations, and concept design. 

Her biggest past-time is creating original characters and conceptual stills or scenes from her original narratives. Other than drawing, she enjoys sleeping, eating, and a variety of media. 

2014 - 2020


Class of 2020 Graduate of the Visual Arts Conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts, Orange County, CA


Will Eisner Scholar

Semi-Finalist of the Will Eisner Scholar competition hosted by The Society of Illustrators and nominated by their administrator as one of the best of their class for a comics scholarship


Art Center

Comic Book Illustration Summer Intensive Course with

Full Scholarship at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


Gold Key Winner for Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key Winner for Comic Art, Honorable Mention for Digital Art, Art Portfolio, and Mixed Media

2020 - 2024


Class of 2024 and Honors Student currently studying Illustration in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


OC Register

Artist of the Year Finalist for Computer-Assisted Visual Arts

See 2020 Winner and Finalists 

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