Gomi's picture books are free of both moral stories and definite conclusions. He is content to leave the interpretation up to his readers. Rather than presenting a clear plot or conclusion, he wants his works to stir emotions. Therefore, he does not believe in educating children through picture books. He believes that the responsibility of adults is to watch over children, not nurture them. We will take a closer look at the philosophy of this unconventional, free-spirited picture book author.
Over the past half century, Gomi has produced more than 400 picture books, winning the hearts of people of all ages.
"Everyone Poops" is one of Gomi's most famous works. It has been translated into 14 languages.
Drawing is a thinking process for Gomi. He develops his stories by having an imaginary dialogue with the characters he creates.