November seems to have flown by and its been a month since the last update. I just wanted to drop a line and say that some new sketches and paintings... Read more
We did it!! Over 900%!!!! I cant hardly believe it! Of course this means another 5 yokai will be added to the book for a grant total of 125 yokai!! O_O... Read more
Happy Halloween everyone! As you know, today marks the final day in this year’s A-Yokai-A-Day, as well as the final day in the Kickstarter. Starting tomorrow all of the Kickstarter... Read more
800% and still going!
Greetings yokai fans!
We passed the 800% mark today! So that brings the grand total of yokai in the book up to 115!
There are only a few hours left... Read more
Wow, the end of the month really just snuck up on me. I can’t believe it is October 30th today and I just have these last two yokai to do... Read more
We are now counting down the hours instead of the days… just 48 hours left in this project! Make sure you get all of your add-ons put in before the... Read more
600% Reached! About the stretch goals...
We made our final stretch goal, and now the yokai-themed slipcases will be available for purchase as an add-on! If we manage to get a huge bunch of backers in... Read more
Only 3 short days left and we just passed the 600% mark, which means our final stretch goal is unlocked: the hardcover slipcasefor your collector’s editions! I'll make a... Read more
We only have 4 days left on this Kickstarter! I can't believe how this month has flown by, and how high we've gotten. We're not far from our final stretch... Read more
Today’s presentation at Camden County Library went well and was really fun! I’ll have video up soon so the rest of you can see. Thanks so much to everyone who... Read more
For anyone in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region this weekend: I will be giving a presentation on yokai and Japanese ghosts at the Camden County library in Voorhees on Saturday at... Read more
We are now officially one week away from Halloween and the end of the project! It looks like we're going to reach all of our stretch goals, and Facebook shares... Read more
Today’s yokai contains an interesting little etymology tidbit, so make sure you read all the way to the end! I’m sure you’ll find it quite “scary!”
Today’s... Read more
Who Wants More Bonus Yokai?
Now that we've got the 500% stretch goal unlocked, and just over one week left until Halloween, I've updated the stretch goal poster below:
We've got our 5... Read more
Today the Kickstarter pledge level broke 500%, which means that a new stretch goal has been unlocked and five extra yokai will be added to the book! Everybody wins!
Our... Read more
Tonight my Kickstarter was featured in the Kickstarter-themed podcast at DJ Grandpa’s Crib! You can listen to my interview and hear some extra details about The Hour of Meeting Evil... Read more
If you have trouble sleeping at night, I recommend you don’t read any further, for this yokai strikes you when you are most vulnerable: asleep in your bed!
枕返し... Read more
We’re about 2/3 through the month now, and about 2/3 through our Kickstarter! Any day now it looks like we’ll be reaching the 500% funding mark, which means… five extra... Read more
Today it is not too uncommon to see impious Buddhist priests hanging around seedy areas of town. They go bar-hopping, drive expensive luxury cars, pick up women, smoke and curse,... Read more
Have you ever seen photos of those charming Japanese monkeys bathing together in steamy mountain hot springs? They’re so cute, but at the same time any tourist will tell you... Read more
The full moon is this week, and it made me think of the old Japanese myth of the rabbit in the moon. I think a lot of people probably know... Read more
What says "Halloween" more than an evil cat, right? Well, if you thought witches' black cats were scary, you haven't seen anything! Japanese cats are far scarier than anything the... Read more
Today we breached 400%! That means we hit a new stretch goal: BOOKMARKS!
The $10 bookmark add-on is going to be awesome. It will be large-format, 2.5x8 inches, heavy-duty laminated... Read more
A few people have asked, so I wanted to clarify for everybody: anybody can add extra books (paperback and hardcover), art prints, and postcards to their order simply by increasing... Read more
Today’s yokai is so wonderfully silly that it speaks for itself. There is no wonder it is counted among the most beloved yokai in Japan…
Literally, “butt... Read more
When we associate Halloween with broomsticks, we are usually talking about witches riding them in front of the moon at night. Japan, on the other hand, ditches the witches and... Read more
One popular request I’ve been getting since Night Parade came out is “more tsukumogami!” For those who do not know, a tsukumogami is a kind of yokai born from common... Read more
Here's a little more information on the status of stretch goals so far:
We reached 100% on day one, 200% on day 3, and 300% yesterday! So I have marked... Read more
There are lots of different animal-type yokai, and a great deal more bestial yokai that resemble animals in some way or another. Out of these, though, there don’t seem to... Read more
Today’s yokai is something you may recognize from the movie Pan’s Labyrinth. I love this yokai so much, not just because it’s creepy enough to give me the shivers, but... Read more
Today we breached the 300% mark. Thanks so much, everyone! You guys rock! Adn thank you so much for the comments and messages. It's been wonderful to hear from everyone.... Read more
It's Sunday night and there is no Breaking Bad! But have no fear, you've got a yokai instead! I hope you enjoy tonight's yokai, who made an appearance in my... Read more
TRANSLATION: mountain geezer
ALTERNATE NAMES: yamanji, yama-chichi (“mountain father”)
HABITAT: deep in the mountains of Shikoku
APPEARANCE: Yama-jijii look like eldery men about 3-4 feet... Read more
About the Rewards
Just a little update here clarifying some of the rewards (this information has been added to the project page as well).
The ebook will be as faithful a... Read more
Phew! Today's yokai took a bit longer than I expected... about 16 hours in total. Not only is it a very detailed painting, but there was a lot of translating... Read more
We passed 200% in funding today! Wow!
Something a lot of other Kickstarters do is stretch goals: little bonuses that are added on to the project when it reaches milestones... Read more
We've had a great second day so far, and we've already passed 100 backers! You guys are amazing!
I just posted today's yokai on matthewmeyer.net and yokai.com: Tōfu-kozō, or the little... Read more
Thanks so much for backing this project! I've been overwhelmed with the great amount of positive feedback from my first Kickstarter and the excitement for this next edition.... Read more