Ed Gamester: The Guildsman’s Handbook


The Guildsman’s Handbook is Ed Gamester’s introduction to the general principles of the philosophy by which he haphazardly exists. Written in fits, trances and rages over the course of six years, tested to breaking point and then edited down to fit into a pocket, the handbook is designed to help his fellow Guildsfolk make their way through a world that is very clearly not designed with them in mind.

Described by many as “a self-help book for people who hate self-help...and books”, the Guildsman’s Handbook does not profess to be the right way to do things, or even necessarily a good way to do things. It’s just the Guildly way to do things: “This is the way I realised I had to live, in order to live at all.”

Written by Ed Gamester, beautifully illustrated by Arik Meijer.


Material & Make

This text is paperback, designed to fit in a pocket or bag and be carried wherever it may be needed. The front cover is printed fully in colour, and it includes illustration by Arik Meijer throughout.

The book you receive will be packaged in a protective cardboard book mailer so it arrives to you in perfect condition!


About The Author

Ed Gamester has been a strongman, professional wrestler, actor, and musician. As a writer, he shares his overwhelming creativity and humble philosophies as an individual that harbours deep introspection and drive to be his best self.

Recently, he has also crafted several paintings inspired by his life philosophies. You can find more of his art and literature on Northern Fire here.


Size & Dimensions

Approximately 4 x 6 inches, or 10 by 15 cm (around an A6 standard size)