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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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

Upcoming Appearances

CAFKL Online
PANEL: Longform Webcomics in Southeast Asia
9 August 2020

PORTFOLIO REVIEW
15 August 2020, 2pm

PANEL: The Value of Research in Storytelling
16 August 2020

A Weekend of Comics and Illustration
POSTPONED

romance/other genre/fanfic writers will literally spend days researching a throwaway line detail that no one else will ever notice but Important Literary Men google 'red dye recipe' and then use one from Zelda because it’s the first result, but sure it’s genre folks writing trash https://twitter.com/ithayla/status/1290349041805438984

Calvin Wong Tze Loon 黃子倫 🇲🇾@ithayla

romance novelists, btw, will read hundreds of pages of primary documents to find the price of a pound of sugar in 1873, a detail which is mentioned once and never used again.

ISAURA is an animated kids series set in Mozambique with strong conservation messaging wrapped up in an EPIC tale of good vs evil. Isaura is the work of Lucan Studio

Cc: a.a.f.f.ia
#cacgh #aaffia #isaura #animation

The onset of fascism is marked by the degree of brutality inflicted on the most marginalized of society and the indifference, or support, of the majority in whose name it is committed.

Let there be no mistaking what kind of regime we n the free press are dissenting against now. https://twitter.com/zurairi/status/1290609943415066626

Zurairi A.R.@zurairi

. @KDNPUTRAJAYA confirms also investigating Rayhan Kabir’s employer over @AJ101East doco https://buff.ly/2Dl1jap

"We can send back anyone who is unwanted. He is unwanted." - @dhzhamzah said when @teresakok asked what crime did the Bangladeshi actually commit. #MigranJugaManusia

Psst. It's the long weekend. What if you took three hours--just three--to sign up for this?

15 mins to read the guide
1 hour to read up on the reviewers' focus areas and make your 3 choices
1.5 hours to collect pieces that you'd like feedback on
15 mins to fill out the form

💪 https://twitter.com/caf_kl/status/1285892344680611840

Comic Art Festival KL@caf_kl

Come speak to industry professionals @charisloke, @robcham, @reimenayee, @sarahjoanmokhtar, Sophia Susanto & @soejon0stephani at the CAFKL Online Portfolio Reviews!

Check our the reviewer bios and sign up at http://bit.ly/cafkloreview!

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