The Negotiator

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Have you seen my last cartoon called "Helping Out"? I started delegating some of my housework to my children in exchange for "TimeTickets" that allow them screen time. This is…

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Helping Out

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Two years ago during the lockdown, I was getting concerned that my children were spending too much time watching TV and playing games. So I introduced 'time tickets' that help…

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Sharing

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My kids had their first sleepover at their friends' house the other night. While there, Naomi seemed to have learnt the phrase "Sharing is caring."It is a great phrase, at…

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Read more about the article Lockdown Cartoon #37: Guilt
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #37: Guilt

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I think lots of parents are juggling work and childcare at the moment. I feel guilty that I'm often working while my children are spending too much screen time at…

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Read more about the article Lockdown Cartoon #36: Taller
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #36: Taller

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The other day I noticed Naomi was able to turn the light switch on by herself. But until recently, she couldn't reach the switch and always asked me to turn…

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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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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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