As we come to the end of 2023, we’re currently working on the final Waypoints manga of the year — a Christmas story we’re releasing online on December 14. Today, I want to introduce you to the artist for this story, a new collaborator, Masumi Noda.

Masumi Noda is a Japanese artist who studied Nihonga (a Japanese style of painting) at Kyoto Seika University. After working as a designer at a publishing company, she became a freelancer, working on book illustrations, caricatures, design, and manga. She currently works as an illustrator, manga artist and designer. Her best known manga is “Manga Shiokari Pass,” an adaptation of the famous novel by Japanese author Ayako Miura. 

Here’s a look at some of her previous works:

And here’s sneak peak of what she’s been working on for us:

You can see more of Noda’s work on Instagram or Facebook.