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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Lockdown Cartoon #18: Robot Vacuum
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #18: Robot Vacuum

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24 hours a day is not enough. I can’t juggle work and family unless I create more time.So we’ve decided to buy a robotic vacuum cleaner! To record what it’s like…

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Lockdown Cartoon #17: Trampoline
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #17: Trampoline

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Tummy chubby, double chin. My husband seems to have gained some weight lately, so when I pointed it out, he argued, “Look who’s talking." Doubtfully I got on the scale,…

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Lockdown Cartoon #16: MOT
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #16: MOT

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When you don’t drive, it doesn’t cost you petrol. The last time I put petrol in my car was March - three months ago. I thought we were lucky to…

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