TETSUNORI TAWARAYA is originally from Miyagi, resides in Tokyo.
He started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego in 1999.
TAWARAYA’s prolific output of gig posters, comics, music started in San Diego simultaneously in 2001.
He formed 3-piece punk band Dmonstrations with the members of Dosage and Usage in 2003. They released EP, LP on SAF Records, GSL(Gold Standard Laboratories), then toured west coast with legendary punk band The Slits. He also writes and performs in japanese punk duo 2up (pronounced up up) (2002-present), released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records.
He was always having handmade comics at punk shows that was crafted with painted card board box as the hard cover, occasionally fur and photo collage were attached. Those independent comics were compiled and released in 400 page book Tetsupendium Tawarapedia in 2015.
His comic charactors had been created in the format of stuffed animal as a collabolation work called “Donuts Machine” with TOMO since 2006. Life size stuffed animals were displayed in Sète, France, Providence, RI and Tokyo, etc.
His recent works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy),  Le Dernier Cri (Marseile, France), and Colour Code (Tronto, Canada). Recent works were collaborated with Braindead (Los Angeles) and Volcom (Costa Mesa) in 2017.
His work continues to be highly influential.

Thanks for visiting.
-Tetsunori Tawaraya
contact :  tetsunoritawaraya@gmail.com

Tetsunori Tawaraya/ 俵谷 哲典
2001年、シルクスクリーンを探求し、初のGIG POSTER作品を発表。
2002年、SF/実験漫画作品を描き始め、段ボール装丁にてライブハウスやDIY book storeにて販売を開始。同年、東京にてパンクバンド2up(アップアップ)を結成。
2003年、サンディエゴを拠点とするバンドDosage and Usageへボーカルにて参加、同年、Dmonstrations(デモンストレーションズ)を結成し、SAF recordsGSL(Gold Standard Laboratories)からアルバムを発売する。
2006年、DmonstrationsにてイギリスのパンクバンドThe Slits(スリッツ)との西海岸ツアーを敢行。Tomoとの人形プロジェクトDonuts Machineがスタート。
2015年、『Hollow Press (Italy) 』から10年分の漫画作品を集めた400ページの本を出版。また、シルクスクリーン特殊本の雄『Le Derinier Cri (France)』から作品を出版。カナダ、トロントのColour Codeからリソグラフ作品集を出版。