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Naoshi / Himi Kozue / Aki Miyajima

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Why do you make zines?

When I make a zine, I feel a feeling of freedom. Some of Naoshi characters are quite whimsical in fantastical or real world settings. I imagine myself visiting their worlds and observing their daily lives. It's like an adventure and able to see the new world!!! I'd like to keep going on an adventure!

What was the inspiration for creating your first zine?

Naoshi really loves desserts and food. Always get inspiration from them. My first picture book "ICE CREAM WORK" tells the story of a humble ice cream cone man whose search for work takes him many places and puts him in challenging situations as he tries to earn a living over the course of a week. He reminds us that everyone has unique traits which make them special and emphasizes the importance of creativity and imagination in daily life.