Advice for First Time Editors of Graphic Novels

Advice for First-Time Editors of Graphic Novels

Graphic novels, especially ones for children, are a thing now. This is great news – it means more books, more diverse voices, and more public appreciation for the medium. Some of the people most excited for GNs are editors; many of whom are fans of comics and will be taking on comics projects for the first time. This post is for them...

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Applying to Rimbun Dahan as a Comics Artist/Writer

I'm excited to announce my month-long stint at Rimbun Dahan Southeast Asian Arts Residency in late 2020! I'll be their first resident comics creator (artist and writer), and I'll mostly be working on my comics during that time – I'll either be wrapping up my middle-grade graphic novel, or preparing for my Alexander the Great comic. I would love for more Southeast Asian comics creators to apply to Rimbun Dahan, so this post is going to show you my application. Please feel free to use it as a template! (more…)
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Reimena Yee talks about political action

Politically Around

For the past few months I have been thinking about my political role as an artist. It is very strange to be at the point (both maturity and career-wise) when I must assert my intention as a person who tells stories and produces images/words for the world at large. I believe words and images have meaning, therefore they have impact. But what does impact mean on my own terms? (more…)
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Relatable is Not Empathy (Thoughts on Empathy as a Writer)

One of the guiding principles of my storytelling is empathy – empathy as both the creative factor and the takeaway. It's a hot topic in publishing nowadays: everyone talks about how books are key to helping one understand or see others in this world, how one can see the other is just "a person like them". This is all very important and a goal worth pursuing, and I do see it as part of my responsibility as a writer. Yet I think I operate from a different conception of what empathy is, as a writer and reader. This is what today's post is about. (more…)
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Inspiration and Calling

"Where do you get your ideas from?" "How do you choose which book to do?" The short answer is, I don't know?? Or rather, I can't explain it. Or RATHER, I don't think the real answer will be helpful, or even make sense, to anyone else except me. (more…)
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Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.

She creates the webcomics The World in Deeper Inspection, and The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya; the latter of which is the first Malaysian graphic novel to be Eisner-nominated.

Currently writing and drawing a whole bunch of stuff. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.

Melbourne / Kuala Lumpur

Appearances

Open Studios Penang
A Weekend of Comics and Illustration
TCM Book Launch
March 27 – 29

You’ve likely seen this by now, but this thread is a pretty cool way of thinking about art in comicsβ€” take any two, see how you respond to it and unpick what it’s doing to generate that. Some are particularly dynamic, some push the gag more directly, etc. each for diff reasons. https://twitter.com/cred_art/status/1219625740624453633

Project Art Cred@cred_art

We had an idea to demonstrate the impact an artist brings to a comic script. We gave artists a one page script written by @kierongillen and they put their stamp on it. #artcred

Here is the script, followed by the resulting pages.

First pages by @StephenByrne86 and @nellucnhoj 4

Mini review! The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya vol 1 by Reimena Yee. 1st vol of 2. Very good art and story. Cultural fantasy involving vampires. Beautiful comic can be read online. #graphicnovel #graphicnovelreview

The Malaysian bootlicking and coddling of authority figures, the 1% and gatekeepers is gourmet-class clownery

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