PROFILE

玖保キリコ
漫画家。東京出身。1996年渡英。イギリス人の夫、息子とともにロンドン在住 。代表作に「シニカル・ヒステリー・アワー」(白泉社)「いまどきのこども 」「バケツでごはん」(小学館)「ヒメママ」(マガジンハウス)など。
また、「キリコ・ロンドン」「中級キリコ・ロンドン」「ロンドン丼」(角川書店)などのエッセイもある。CDのジャケットなども手がけ、自身の漫画作品をアニメーション映画にした「シニカル・ヒステリー・アワー」の監督も行う。
アノヨカラハナヨ」「ぼくはロンどん」「ホテル・ニューからまつ」「ヒメママ」の電子コミック+角川からのエッセイ類も配信中。
厚生労働省の「麻薬撲滅キャンペーン」のキャラクター、ロンドンのエブリーナ小児病院、聖トマス病院の小児医科歯科及び同病院の小児用緊急病棟のインテリアのためのイラストも手がける。
また、「シニカル・ヒステリー・アワー」、「いまどきのこども」の翻訳版がeブックで発売中。

KIRIKO KUBO

Kiriko Kubo was born in Tokyo and made her debut as a cartoonist (manga-ka) in the early 1980s. After the huge success of ‘Cynical Hysterie Hour’ and ‘Imadoki no kodomo’, Kiriko has gone on to direct short animation films, design CD and book covers, write essays, children’s books and many other manga comics, including ‘Buckets de Gohan’ (animated for television in 1996) and ‘Dobutsu uranai’ (1999). Retrospective exhibitions of her work were held in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto in 2001. Recently published books include her collected essays about life in London, ‘Boku wa Ron-don’ (2012), and a series of digitalized editions of her earlier work (2011-2014).”Eigo Michi” started in Melody (Hakusensha) in 2015.

 

Kiriko has been living in London for more than 20 years and continues to publish widely in Japan. Her work has been exhibited at the Japanese Embassy in London, and she has given talks at the ICA and other venues, including the universities of Manchester, Brighton and Aberdeen. In 2006 she appeared on Melvyn Bragg’s South Bank Show special on Japanese manga. Kiriko has also worked on a series of design projects for hospitals in the UK, including the Evelina Children’s Hospital (2013) and the Dental Centre (Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics) at St Thomas’ Hospital (2014). An English translation of two of her best-known series of manga, ‘Cynical Hysterie Hour‘ and ‘Children Nowadays’, are now available as e-books.