Modern society is tough to live in.

Bullying, suicide, exploitative workplaces, declining birthrates, high cost of living, and even the possibility of war…

The list of problems is endless, but the constant anxiety towards society remains vague. In response to this, I express my thoughts through  from the perspective of cockroaches as an art form.

I chose cockroaches because, despite being the most hated creatures in the world, they have survived for about 300 million years and overcome numerous difficulties with their remarkable survival skills. The dialogue of these creatures struggling desperately at the lowest level of life is comical but has an odd persuasiveness. This is the method I use to express social satire through a one-panel manga.

In Japan, there is a culture of making various things “kawaii(cute)” This reflects our ability to accept things that initially appear negative and reinterpret them from a positive perspective. It serves as a humorous form of escape, but at the same time, it’s also a way for us to face and deal with reality.

I created my own original character called “Cockipuri,” which is derived from the idea that the disgust towards cockroaches comes from their name having many dakuten (voiced marks), so I thought making the name with handakuten (semi-voiced marks) would make it cute. I draw these characters to mock the anxieties and problems I have felt myself living in modern society, while projecting the thought of finding happiness and thinking positively in daily life onto the Cockipuri. The base of my work is the idea that, despite any difficult situation, since we were born into this world, we must live.Both humans and cockroaches struggle desperately to survive in this tough world, and in this sense, we are not that different.

Through Cockipuri, I want to convey the message that the world is not as bad as it seems.











by N


I live in Tokyo. I graduated from Tama Art University in 2018 with a major in Graphic Design. After working at an advertising production company, I joined Onuki Design in 2020. I have worked in the advertising industry for about four years. In 2022, I became independent.



2018.3 “多摩美術大学グラフィックデザイン学科2018年卒業制作展”優秀作品選抜 / 恵比寿ガーデンプレイス

2023.4 “GEISAI#22” / 東京ビッグサイト

2023.5 “IAG AWARDS 2023”ターナー賞受賞 / 東京芸術劇場

2023.8 グループ展“Summer Group Show 2023”展示 / THE blank GALLERY

2023.9 ”UNKOWN ASIA 2023”審査員賞(ゴ ギファン賞) / グランフロント大阪

     レビュアー賞5つ(鶴田正人 賞、竹内真二郎 賞、森重誉啓 賞、寺田順三 賞、高津祐次 賞)