A semi-historical, illustrated novella of Edo-period folklore
by Matthew Anderson
Shōji was raised and molded from a young age into a great ukiyo-e woodblock carver.
But that's not all he is.
Shōji's craft also confers access to the entirety of Japan during a period when travel was highly restricted.
Plying the highly specialized (yet extraordinarily versatile) tools of his trade, "The Carver" stealthily tracks down and exterminates various targets at the behest of his cunning Lord.
Hand-bound by the author
using the Japanese "yotsume-toji" ("four-eye-binding") technique
which was actually employed during the period the story takes place
Five variant editions
Ed.01 — Red/Blue STAPLE 2018 debut. Edition of 18 (sold out)
Ed.02 — Blue/Green SPX 2018 debut. Edition of 21 (sold out)
Ed.03 — Green/Red “home” edition. Edition of 15 (available here)
Ed.04 — Black/”Natural”(unbleached white) edition. Edition of 16 (coming soon)
Ed.05 — ”Natural”(unbleached white)/Crimson edition. Edition of 16 (coming soon)
Ed.06 — Crimson/Black edition. Edition of 16 (coming soon)
with fifteen pull-out (beautiful, full-grey-scale), ukiyo-e-style illustrations integrated within the folded pages
Cover title hand-pulled from a hand-carved cherry-wood block