[Magazine] Illustration-Special feature: Ryoji Arai / Mirocomachiko / Dec 2019 issue

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[Special feature : Ryoji Arai]

Ryoji Arai, a picture book artist and painter, will be featured on 50 pages. In addition to recent picture books, many valuable sketchbooks drawn in the past and memos and rough sketches that leave marks of creation are posted. I will also introduce a copy of a masterpiece that has not been announced so far.
The cover of this magazine is drawn for this time.

[Special feature : Miroco Machiko]

Featured picture book artist and painter Miroco Machiko. Up until now, she has often presented works with animal motifs, but recently more and more primitive works have been drawn. What kind of emotional changes have changed your work? In an interview, I will ask you why. We will also post a number of valuable original drawings that can only be seen at solo exhibitions.

[Interview with Ryoji Arai & Machico Machico]
A dialogue between Ryoji Arai and Machico Machico, who will form a special feature, was realized.

*only Japanese
* Because it is a magazine, information other than Ryoji Arai & Machico Machico is also posted.

Release Date:
October, 2019

Author profile

Ryoji Arai

Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1956. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of Art.

1986 Selected for “4th The Choice” sponsored by Genkosha. In 1990, announced “MELODY” and started making picture books. In 1991, “Yukkuri and Jojoni” was exhibited as a representative of Japan at the “Keats Award”, which is the worldwide newcomer award for picture books. It is said to be a picture book writer representing the 90’s. In 2005, she received the Swedish Children’s and Children’s Literature Award “The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award”.

Ryoji Arai’s Books


Born in Osaka in 1981. Painter and picture book writer. Began working as a painter in 2004. The exhibitions of works such as individual exhibitions and group exhibitions are energetically performed all over the country, and in a relaxed style, animals and plants are drawn vividly and attract attention. We are also focusing on workshops mainly for children. In 2012, she made her debut as a picture book in “Okami Ga Tobu Hi” (East Press).

mirocomachiko’s Books

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