Lockdown Cartoon #35: iPad
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #35: iPad

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I have had an exciting commission to illustrate a children's story recently. The only downside was the timeframe. It was very tight. I usually use colour pencils to illustrate my picture…

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Season’s Greetings from NorikoArt
Chigiri-e Snowman by Noriko Matsubara

Season’s Greetings from NorikoArt

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This year reminded me of appreciating one thing - everyday life.During this unusual holiday week and beyond, I want to be grateful that we are still here. In 2011 when earthquake and…

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Lockdown Cartoon #34: Contrast
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #34: Contrast

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Well we made it. Today was the last day of school before Christmas holiday. Naomi was sad because she wanted to go to school forever. Ichi was sad because he…

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Lockdown Cartoon #33: Morning Larks & Night Owls
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #33: Morning Larks & Night Owls

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Having the same parents, growing up in the same household, why can children be so different? Ichi is a night owl, and Naomi is a morning lark. Getting Ichi out of…

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Lockdown Cartoon #32: Run
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #32: Run

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We are in lockdown 2. But life keeps moving and we keep running! Here is this week’s cartoon.                           …

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Lockdown Cartoon #31: Angel
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #31: Angel

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When Naomi finds feathers, she holds them in her hands and flaps her arms as if she is a bird.She has told me she would want to be a bird…

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Lockdown Cartoon #30: Snail
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #30: Snail

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I love growing food. I’m just not good at it.Courgettes and cabbages have all been attacked by snails and slugs and who knows what.But there was one good outcome from…

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Lockdown Cartoon #29: Remote Control Battle
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #29: Remote Control Battle

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When the children return from school, the TV remote control battle begins.One day, Naomi adopted the strategy of carrying the remote everywhere she went, preventing Ichi from getting hold of…

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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

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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

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“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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