Lockdown Cartoon #28: The Fingers of Fish
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #28: The Fingers of Fish

Naomi loves school meals. This might be the reason why she is so eager to go to school. She says school meals are more yummy than mummy’s food. Well, I suppose she’s…

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Lockdown Cartoon #27: Mirror
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #27: Mirror

“Ichi! Eat quickly! Got it?"“Ichi! Brush your teeth now! Got it?”“Ichi! Wash your hands after the toilet! Got it?” Naomi bosses Ichi about. Naomi is four. Ichi is eight. But Naomi…

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Lockdown Cartoon #26: School Run
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #26: School Run

September 2020. After 5 month closure, schools finally reopen for all children in England.  It’s great my children are both in school now, but the bad thing is, they aren’t in…

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Lockdown Cartoon #25: Stubborn
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #25: Stubborn

I have a stubborn child. Is stubbornness hereditary? If so, her stubbornness must have come from my husband. But he doesn’t seem to think so... On a positive side, she is…

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Lockdown Cartoon #24: Family Time
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #24: Family Time

My children often make me realise something I didn’t notice before. The other day during breakfast.Ichi: "It was fun yesterday, wasn’t it?"Me: "Oh yeah, your friend came to play."Ichi: “That was…

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Lockdown Cartoon #23: Money Eating Machine
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #23: Money Eating Machine

Ticket machines. I often have a problem with them. They eat change. Coming from Japan where everything is so precise, I’m used to vending machines that never fail to give…

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Lockdown Cartoon #22: Magic Pencils
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #22: Magic Pencils

I’m currently working on my next picture book. And I often have a visitor to my desk. My 4 year old daughter loves my coloured pencils. She is convinced she…

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Lockdown Cartoon #21: Face Mask
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #21: Face Mask

I'm used to seeing people wearing face masks in Japan. It’s common etiquette for people who have a cold, or those who have hay fever. But it feels very strange…

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Lockdown Cartoon #20: Robot Vacuum 2
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #20: Robot Vacuum 2

We’ve recently bough a robotic vacuum cleaner. My children loves it. They named it Robo-kun. They think Robo-kun is cute, quiet, and so much nicer than mum operating a loud,…

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Lockdown Cartoon #19: Balloon
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #19: Balloon

My daughter turned four last week. She wanted a balloon for her birthday. So I got her a balloon filled with helium. But there is a lesson all children must…

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