Matthew Meyer is an illustrator and folklorist based in Japan. He received a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2005. Ghost stories and folklore have been one of his greatest passions for his whole life. Since 2008 his work has been focused on Japanese folklore, particularly yokai studies. He is known as The Yokai Guy for his work on yokai.com, the online database of Japanese ghosts and monsters.