"The Kaibutsu Ehon (“Illustrated Book of Monsters”) features woodblock prints of yōkai, or creatures from Japanese folklore. Illustrated by painter Nabeta Gyokuei, the book is modeled after the influential works of Toriyama Sekien, an 18th-century scholar and ukiyo-e artist known for his attempt to catalog the many species of yōkai in Japan.”
We interrupt this blog to celebrate the arrival of the newest Elizabeth Bear book, One-Eyed Jack! With a selfie with my two Bear shelves! The two on the end which got cut off are Bone and Jewel Creatures and Book of Iron :D
"There's more honor in over-reaching and failing with ambition, than in limited success. And if we measure our goals by the best of the best, at least we're unlikely to run out of challenges."