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).

□Hexaproject produced & curated exhibition
“Minna no Oukoku”(Kingdom for all) ,2005
“Walking man” (SCVF2007 vol2),2007
“Oyaji no sekai” SCVF2008 vol3 ,2008
”Japan Inter-Design Forum Report”SCVF2008 vol4, 2008
“NIPPON Creative Printing Show vol.1 “Kansei” value creation project by AJPIA —6 ARTIST BOOKS” Les Arts Décoratifs(Paris )2008, (CCC)2009
“Manga Boy Dovai” (CCC)2009
“Tokaido Kosaku Exhibit” (CCC)2010
“OHAKO 十八番” ICN(International creative network/London) 2011
Shiriagari Kotobuki “Iroiro Yaru-ra”the center for creative communications (CCC),2011
Shiriagari Kotobuki “Iroiro Yatteru-ra.” (A Whole Lot of Happening is Still Going On) (CCC),2012
Shiriagari Kotobuki “Mada Mada Yaru-ra.” (Still Carrying On.) (CCC),2013
Shiriagari Kotobuki x Hiroshige “ Yaji ♡Kita in Tokaido” Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art (designated administrator NPO Hexaproject)
Shiriagari Kotobuki  “Doko-made Yaru-ra.” (How Long Will It Go On?)(CCC),2014
Shiriagari Kotobuki “Mou-ii-ra.” (Enough Already?) (CCC),2015
“Drop Your Swords! Super Yoroi Exhibit” (CCC),2015
and others.