~Thought I was the only one who thought that ish was side eye. I understand it's a jump cut scene, but maybe Steve told Sam he needed a moment, and Sam being Sam respected that. But he was there, and Steve /wasn't/ alone. But yeah, whatever's clever.~
Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits (As Fierce God Style). Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration. Often handed down from generation to generation. There are variations on the devil mask, a well known one being the Hannya (般若) mask of Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon or serpent.
It has been more than 200 years since Bookholm was destroyed, as told in Moers's The City of Dreaming Books. Hildegunst von Mythenmetz, hailed as Zamonia's greatest writer, is on vacation when a disturbing message reaches him, and he must return to Bookholm to investigate a mystery. The magnificently rebuilt city has once again become a metropolis of storytelling and the book trade. Mythenmetz encounters old friends and new denizens of the city--and the shadowy "Invisible Theater."