Ten Years Later

On March 31st, 2013, I published the first ever page of my webcomic, officially debuting The World in Deeper Inspection.


I was 18 then: fresh out of SPM, and at the start of my gap half-year. While my friends and schoolmates almost immediately transitioned into Pre-U Lyfe (A-Levels, IB, STPM, ADP - wow those names sound so irrelevant now) I was adamant about getting a few months off - not to travel since I didn't have the money then lol, but to work on my passion project: an artsy, ambitious magnum-opus webcomic about a Jersey Devil detective and his friends.

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Feature in The Star MY

I am featured in The Star’s Lifestyle issue today, in honour of International Women’s Day! I talk about life after the (oh god was it that long ago) Eisner nomination, my next graphic novels, and women in comics in Malaysia.

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Comics as Poetry

A cornucopia of random thoughts on things I plan to do - related to approaching future comics as poetry. (more…)
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An Essay from a Grieving, Very Angry Storyteller About the State of the World \\ Or Why I Choose Survival Over Death

I am angry.

Oh gods I am raging.

I don’t know how long I can contain and delay my rage and grief anymore. I am close to bursting. I need an outlet. I need Alexander (it’s become a book that’s emblematic of my passion - both hopeful and angry). I need to talk. I need to yell and scream and find catharsis and make something beautiful and radical out of the nonsense that is the last half of the 2010s. I need I need I am angry I am angry.

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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

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June 4, 9.30 – 10.30 AM PST
Panel: Actually Writing the Comic You Promised

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June 11

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Got a new tablet, sorted out the cables as best I can, and now my workstation’s pretty rad 💃

It's not an author's job to make a reader like a character, nor root for them, nor to even make them "relatable". An author need only make a character /believable/, and this becomes especially important to remember when reading the work of a marginalized creator.

Want to celebrate Pride with us? Want to hear about awesome comics?

Then join our amazing creators @joepi @reimenayee and @jessizabarsky and Sr Editor @WhitLeopard for this Monday’s event!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-comics-with-random-house-graphic-tickets-157853765863

I feel like being Malaysian is basically telling the world, "Yes, our country does in fact seem to be actively trying to kill us en masse... but hey, our food still SLAPS!!!!"

Then we cry into our burger Ramly and nasi lemak.

Just posted my first process post on Ko-fi for this illustration. ;)
https://ko-fi.com/reimena

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