Matthew Meyer

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Thanks for your support! All patrons will have insider access to my Patreon stream, where I will post the yokai images before they go live on yokai.com. I'll also share extra background information about the yokai and their creation process.

Hi-res Images

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You will get high-resolution images of each yokai illustrations in color and line-art, which will not be available elsewhere. I will also send you a one-time thank you postcard with a quick doodle of a yokai on it.

Monthly Postcard

$10
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At this level and above, all patrons will have a say in which yokai I create next. Have a favorite yokai you've always wanted to see? Do you enjoy the cuter ones over the scarier ones? Let me know and I will give it top priority! In addition to everything from the $5 level, I will send you one doodled yokai postcard every month.

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About Matthew Meyer

If you're a fan of Japanese folklore, you may know me as the yokai guy: author and illustrator of The Night Parade of One Hundred DemonsThe Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits, and The Book of the Hakutaku. You may also know me from yokai.com.

I've used crowdfunding to launch my books on Kickstarter. It's been a successful fun business model. My favorite thing about crowdfunded projects was having a constant connection with backers, sharing new yokai with them and giving regular updates on my newest creations.

The purpose of this Patreon is to continue working on yokai at a steady pace. Instead of releasing 100+ illustrations all at once in a book, I am creating a steady stream of yokai illustrations and adding them to yokai.com as they are created. I create about one new yokai post per week, with progress updates (sketches, yokai-related news, and monthly goals) in between.

This is also a place where fans can request their favorite yokai, join in on yokai discussions, or see what goes on behind-the-scenes in my creation process that isn't seen in the final product.

If you enjoy learning about Japanese folklore, then please consider becoming my patron. Patreon supports me both financially, by allowing me to create full time, and creatively, by connecting me with an active audience. Sharing my work with you is the most fulfilling part of being an artist.

All of the yokai I create here will be made freely available on yokai.com. You can cancel your pledge at any time, so there is no pressure to continue if you decide you don't want to support me any more. But your patronage means a lot to me, and makes it possible for me to continue doing this. Thanks for your support!
Goals
$842.33 of $1,000 per month
Improved Categories in the Finder
The yokai finder has received a lot of feedback, but we're getting to have so many yokai that it's quite difficult to keep track of them all! Especially when there are families of related yokai like kappa/garappa/gangikozo/etc. and multiple examples of kitsune and tanuki. At this point, I plan of re-addressing the yokai finder to allow for much better categorization and grouping of similar yokai.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 486 exclusive posts
495
Images
192
Writings
5
Videos

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