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Botchy-Botchy
Born and raised in rural France  and moved to Tokyo in 2004. After spending 19 years in more or less interesting companies, I decided to quit my job to become a  freelance illustrator in August 2018.  My first orders were for a french restaurant in Tokyo (Tiles and artworks) , 2 CD covers for an independent Japanese label, and illustrations for corporate marketing material. I am currently working with a  Japanese publisher on a picture book illustrating a famous Japanese 80s song.
I sell prints as well as my original works. Don't hesitate to contact me:).
I won a prize from Nippon Designer Gakuin in September 2018 as well as from the Nippon Foundation in October 2018 for posters I designed.
My interests : music (from mandingue to post-punk via hi-life, showa kayou and Bollywood soundtracks),  subculture, black humour, antique books that smell like fungi,  Tokyo bars and urchins.
In terms of 20th century artists I admire: Moebius , Tomi Ungerer, Caza, Namio Harukawa, Francis Bacon, Fela Kuti, Chiaki Naomi, Oum Kalsoum, Oyang Fei Fei, Lilis Surjani, Mulatu Astatke, Farid El Atrache, John Coltrane and many many more
Exhibitions 
March 2017: Ban Kuruwase (Tokyo)
June 2018: Ban Kuruwase (Tokyo)
November 2018: Li-Po (Tokyo)
February 2019: -Ban Kuruwase (Tokyo), group exhibition
-3331 Chiyoda Arts (Tokyo), group exhibition


March2019:-Atelier 485 (Shibamata), 
-Palette Club (Tokyo), group exhibition.
May 2019: 20th Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF), group.

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