LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Concon Sakura picture book writer
The beginning of my story creation dates back to my childhood. While I had developmental disabilities and was good at drawing and mathematics, I was a child who had difficulty reading books and learning kanji.
At that time, the school I attended focused on reading and imposed more than 100 books per year. It was a very difficult task for me, who had difficulty reading books. 0 or 100, white or black, I don't like the ambiguity. So... I thought desperately.
" I can't read a book, so I makes stories by myself !" I came up with it and decided.
There were many books in the school library, but I could read only one book. It's a wonderful picture book like made for me. It is a picture book without letters.Yes, it is a book, but there are no letters. The picture book was created by me own story and completing the original picture book. I opened a picture book, created a story, and entered the book title and thoughts in a reading notebook.
Finally the date of submission of the reading notebook. From the teacher, "Ms Concon. You are reading only one book. You can read the same book only once! You have to read 100 different books." I immediately responded, "It's one book, but not the same. The story is different."
The teacher said, Because every impressions is" interesting" ..."interesting"..."interesting"...same...same...same. So, it 's not the different books! It is one book."
When I was young, the diary is "interesting" only. I didn't know enough word for books impression. I knew word for book impression is "interesting"or "fun" only.
I remember being surprised to hear the teacher's words as to whether there were any other impressions. While showing the reading books of other friends, the teacher told me that the impressions differ depending on the book. However, it was difficult for me at that time to write such an impression.
I keep silent....
The teacher said, "Hey, you lied. You can't say anything. Read 99 more books before submitting."
However, while I was extremely shy, I had a strong will.
"It's a different story!"
Then the teacher says, "Then show me that the books are not the same."
So I showed off a number of stories made from a single picture book in front of her teacher.
The teacher was surprised to hear those original stories, and said: "It's really the same book, but it's not the same book. It's a story about 100 different books. Then, the task is OK."
This is the start of the picture book writer Concon.
I originally loved drawing so I am not only made stories from "picture books without letters", but also began to draw stories by myself.
In some cases, the picture-story show created in this way did bold actions that did not seem to be shy, such as gathering junior students in the courtyard after school.
Concon who spent such a childhood. There were many things I couldn't do, and I had a lot of hard experiences, but I learned a lot and grew up. However, as I grew up, I moved away from such creative activities.
Eventually I became an adult and met a cat while I and my lovely husband spending happy days. We welcomed her as a family and named her Purin.
I wanted to share the cuteness of pudding with many people!
"I wants a cat friend!" I started Instagram . On Instagram, I made many gentle and fun cat friends. I enjoyed the exchange there very much.
One day, a friend who appreciates my work began to appear.
"Purin mom (concon) is suitable for a picture book writer! You have talent! You need try it!" "It's a nice picture. We want your draw!" They pushed me.
With the encouragement of my gentle husband and friends, I began to demonstrate my original creativity agnain that had been restrained as I grew up.
So I became an ebook picture book writer. I haven't published a paper book yet, but I'm continuing my creative work someday.
Representative works are "Nakayoshimusushi", "Shironeko no Haru", "Risu no yousei". (Published from Amazon kindle)
WHO I AM
Picture book artist
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