A-Yokai-A-Day: Nodeppou

Greetings readers! Long time no blog! I have been busy painting yokai for my upcoming book, The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits, and I haven’t spent much time posting because of that. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a few previews of the illustrations for the book. No doubt you have been wondering what some of the yokai are and wanting to learn more about them! Well never fear, because A-Yokai-A-Day is here back!

As in past years, I will be revealing a new yokai each day of this month. As I am hard at work on the new book, this year each yokai will be an entry from the book in progress. This means that those of you who are Kickstarter backers may already have seen some of these yokai, but I only have so many hours in a day to paint, so that’s the best I can do. I hope you enjoy them all the same! For those of you who missed the Kickstarter, these will be new yokai for you, so I know you will enjoy them!

I will be posting the yokai entries on yokai.com, while here on MatthewMeyer.net I’ll be talking about the yokai and the process of making them in a more casual manner. Sort of a behind-the-scenes of the making of the book and of the entries on yokai.com. I will be posting the illustrations on both sites.

As usual, I will be starting off with some softer, tamer yokai and moving towards the more grotesque and scary ones as we get closer to Halloween. Today’s yokai is pretty darn cute, but you wouldn’t want to cuddle this vampiric flying squirrel!

Nodeppou / 野鉄砲 / のでっぽう

Nodeppou / 野鉄砲 / のでっぽう

To learn more about nodeppou and other awesome yokai, visit yokai.com/nodeppou. And if you haven’t yet, don’t forget to check out my book on Amazon.com, in paperback and Kindle formats!

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