Shiriagari Kotobuki
Manga Artist

Born in 1958 in Shizuoka. After graduating from Tama Art University in 1981 he worked at Kirin Beverage doing package design and advertising. Shiriagari debuted as a manga artist with the work “Eriki-no-Haru” in 1985 and became known as a new type of parody-focused gag manga artist. After going independent in 1994, he has continued his unique path as a manga artist producing fantastical and literary works. Recently he has expanded his creative work to include essays, fieldwork, games, art and more.Since then he has won many awards for his work including the 5th Tezuka Osamu Manga Award for “Yaji Kita in Deep”(2001) and the Medal with Purple Ribbon(2014).