It’s time to get hyped! The launch of The Book of the Hakutaku is imminent! I’m currently waiting for Amazon to iron out a few bugs with their delivery system. It’s taken a few days already, but we’re almost there. The paperback will be released within the next few days, and hopefully the ebook will be right after that.
In other yokai news, I will be operating a table at the Kyoto Mononoke Ichi yokai flea market this year.
I posted about my trip down there last April, and since then I’ve really wanted to participate. I’m happy to say that I’ve been accepted as a vendor this year. This will be my first time vending a table since coming back to Japan, and I am very excited. I loved having tables at Wizard World Philadelphia and Baltimore Comic Con, and even though Mononoke Ichi is much smaller, it’s entirely yokai-specialized, so it has a very unique feeling. It’s going to be an awesome event, and I am very much looking forward to it.
The day after that I’ll be giving a presentation back here in Fukui. Specifically in Echizen City, where I lived for four years previously. I’ll be talking about my illustrations, what attracted me to yokai in the first place, and a little bit about Echizen’s local yokai history.
For now, stay tuned to this blog and my Facebook and Twitter streams for the announcement when The Book of the Hakutaku becomes available!