Greetings, yokai fans!
Long-time readers will probably already have the date marked on their calendars, but it’s that time of year again! Time for my annual tradition: A-Yokai-A-Day for the month of October!
As always, I will try to bring you at least a few monsters which have never appeared in an English translation before, so whether you are new to Japanese monsters or a long-time fan who has read every book out there, there should be something for everyone to enjoy! Like in previous years, I’ll be posting the “official” yokai entries over on yokai.com, and talking more about the production of the images and research processes on this blog.
This year promises to be another excellent one! I will feature select yokai from my new book The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits (published this summer thanks to the support of over 400 Kickstarter backers) as well as a number of new yokai chosen by my yokai patrons over at Patreon!
Speaking of my Patreon project, it’s been just over one month since it launched, and in that time my patrons have supported the creation of four new yokai entries!
If you like yokai and want to see more, you can become a yokai patron too! Even just $1 per month helps me to continue making new illustrations year-round and not just during October!
So, bookmark your calendar, set your alarms, cancel all of your plans: A-Yokai-A-Day is coming October 1st!