Ōmagatoki is a Japanese term referring to the twilight hour, when the sun sets and the sky grows dark. Shadows start to slowly swallow the land, and a sudden cold wind sends a chill down the spine. Children are told to go home when it becomes dusk, for there may be dangerous creatures out in the unknown dark. Ōmagatoki, it is said, is when the spirits and monsters can cross over to our human world. They toy with us mortals, causing mischief and trickery.
Ōmagatoki 逢魔時 literally means the hour of meeting evil spirits; 大禍時 (a different way of writing it) means the hour of great calamity.
I personally find myself feeling quite melancholy and lonely during dusk. At the same time, as darkness sinks in, I can't suppress a feeling of anticipation and excitement that sometimes stirs inside me.
The drawing was then scanned. I digitally cleaned up the lines, made some adjustments, and then added/planned for the colors. Master printer, Tony Clough (and his team) at Serio Press, then worked their magic! And now we have a beautiful edition of prints.