Onion Method for Outlining Graphic Novels

How I Outline a Graphic Novel: The Onion Method

Writing a graphic novel is hard. There are a lot of things to juggle; afterall, you're making the equivalent of both a film AND a novel! Fortunately, now there are a lot of resources, suited for different genres and needs. Back then, in the olde Wild West days, when I was a newbie, I didn't have any tips that explained how to make the kind of graphic novels I wanted to make. So I made my own, deliciously called the Onion Method. (more…)
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How I Do Research For a Graphic Novel (tips and advice)

How does a comics creator do their research for a graphic novel? Well, nobody quite knows tbh – unlike thumbnails or scriptwriting, the research process (collecting and turning information into a story) is rarely talked about in comics. Unless you hang around academic circles, or work in a genre like science or historical, you wouldn't think about research as a concern. While not necessary, learning how to do research well is a powerful and important skill to have. I believe that when creators obtain better research skills, their storytelling benefits. It's not just about knowing where to find sources... it's about critical thinking, increased awareness of self and society (and how both impact the stories we value), transparency, and thoughtfulness of intent. (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
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Folks are putting together a new letter for 2020; in the meantime here's the Bahasa Malaysia version of the 2016 letter by Letters for Black Lives. I've tweaked it a bit for Malaysians residing in Malaysia. We must work to understand how anti-Blackness and racism exist here. 1/3

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pessimism is a tool of white supremacy. they don’t want you to be imaginative about a world free from genocide, wealth hoarding, patriarchy etc. in the moments you think revolution is impossible it’s important to remember that way thinking is inherently violent and supremacist

This is a very difficult conversation to have but one that's absolutely necessary.

Gangsterism is a common social issue associated with Malaysian Indians. Ask why?

It's because the LEVEL OF POVERTY among Malaysian Indians is at terrible levels. https://twitter.com/glitchbb/status/1267345753132785664

✧@glitchbb

Indians are NOT on the same boat with the Chinese in the fight against racism in Malaysia. I hate to be Ms. We-Have-It-Worse, but the Indians definitely have it worse.

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