SHIRIAGARI Kotobuki

Born in 1958 in Shizuoka City, Japan. After graduating from Tama Art University with a major in Graphic Design in 1981, Shiriagari joined Kirin Brewery Company, Ltd. and worked on packaging design and advertisements. In 1985, he debuted as a cartoonist with the book Ereki na Haru, receiving attention as a new type of gag cartoonist whose humor centers on parody. Working independently since 1994, Shiriagari continues to release fantasy and literary series works and other works in a wide range of genres, including satirical four-panel comic strips for newspapers and long-form narrative manga, as well as underground manga. While continuing to release original work, in recent years he has expanded beyond manga into a variety of media, including video and art.
 
Solo Exhibition
 
2016-2017    SHIRIAGARI KOTOBUKI NO GENDAI BIJUTSU "KAI.TEN.TEN" Turn turn turn more!, NERIMA ART MUSEUM / KARIYA CITY             ART MUSEIUM / ITAMI CITY MUSEIUM OF ART (Touring exhibition in Japan)
2012    Yurutopia – Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Bo~to Miteiru (Yurutopia–We are looking dazed at the world), Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino (Japan)
2007    Oyaji no Sekai, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan)
2006    Live painting at City Hall as well as works exhibited at Hôtel Saint-Simon at the 33rd Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angouleme (France)
 
Group Exhibition
 
2012    Rokko Meets Art 2012, Rokko-san Country House, etc. (Japan)
            YURU-mation Pieces of 3.11 screened at 15th Holland Animation Film Festival, etc. (Netherlands, UK, etc)
2011    Buriki no Hakobune, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan)
2009    KANHIKARI Art Expo, Nijo Castle(Kyoto), Noda Contemporary(Beijing), etc. (Japan, China)
2007    Manga Mania, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt (Germany)
            KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia, Jogja National Museum, etc. (Indonesia)
2006    NIHONGA Painting: Six Provocative Artists, Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan)
 
Awards
 
2014    Receive the Medal with Purple Ribbon, Spring 2014 
2013    Award for Excellence in TV Commercials, 50th Galaxy Award and ACC Silver Award for TV Commercials, 53rd ACC Awards for Akagi Nyugyo Co., Ltd. BLACK Series 
2011    Award for Excellence in Manga, 15th Japan Media Arts Festival for the book Ano Hi kara no Manga (Enterbrain Inc.) 
2001    Award for Excellence in Comic Art Performance, 5th Annual Osamu Tezuka Culture Award for the book Yajikita in DEEP (Enterbrain Inc.) 
2000    46th Annual Bungeishunju Manga Award for two books, Jiji Oyaji 2000 (Aspect Corporation) and Yuruyuru Oyaji (Bungeishunju Ltd.) 
 
Main Works 

Ryusei Kachou, Hige no OL Yabuuchi, Chikyu-Bouei-ke no Hitobito, Koisomore Sensei, Hakobune, Ano Hi kara no Manga, YURU-mationseries (animated work), etc.
 
Other Activities
2009-    Presents Saruyama Hagenosuke Co., Ltd. Rock Festival
2007-2009    Member of jury for manga division at Japan Media Arts Festival
2006-    Professor, Department of Manga Media at Kobe Design University
             Part-time instructor, Nihon University College of Art, Faculty of Art and Design at Tokoha University
             Visiting professor, Yokohama College of Art and Design, Kyushu Zokei Art College