Verisimilitude & History

I recently sprung on a Steamdeck after months of thinking about it, so I was mentally assembling a list of not-on-Apple-or-Switch games that I wanted to get (Jusant, Sable, Elden Ring...). The Egypt and Greek editions of Assassins Creed happened to be among the entries, and I went on to its subreddit to reconfirm my future intent to play the games. Then, of course, expectedly, I stumbled upon a comment that made me form a discourse in my head.

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Big Artist, Small Artist, False Dichotomies and the Nuance of It All

An assortment of thoughts inspired by the latest Discourse from the position of someone who is boringly a midcareer, midleveled artist. A Mid Artist, if you will.

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Matching the Past to the Present to the Future

I am excited about the Alexander Romance again.

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The Importance of Comics for Kids, a slight subversion

I was asked by the Australian Librarian comics advocacy group ALIA and the Primary English Teachers Association Australia to present a talk on 'the power and potential of graphic novels and comics for young readers, their benefits for developing readers and their language/visual literacy skills, and what you keep in mind when you’re making comics for a young audience!'.

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Designing the 3 Year Taxonomy

3 years ago, I expressed my desire to collect and identify the visual-literary devices specific to the comics medium. More than 50 devices later, it's becoming a Thing.

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Trees and Seasons

A small little romp on creative rest.

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How I Make Pitches for Graphic Novels

One of the hardest things about comics that I'm glad to have finally gotten the hang of is writing pitches. It's not elevator-pitch style (don't ask me to do that), but it's concise and has the goldilocks ratio of information needed. (3 pages divided into 6 sections).

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Time, Process, Workaholicism & Webcomics

Thoughts on the above. The sequel to Apropros of Nothing.

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Apropros of Nothing

On death and workaholicism and how being an artist of intention requires time not creating.

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Meme of Brian David Gilbert saying 'I'm not your friend and you have no say on what I do with my body'

Of One’s Own

I'm thinking about how it's time I finally do some #Representation work in my storytelling.

I've a lot of complicated, jumbly feelings about writing stories which borrow too much from my life experience. Since forever ago, I've subconsciously and intentionally avoided writing what they call "ownvoices" fiction. I've so many strange stories featuring a varied cast of characters in my roster, but never one set in Malaysia, and never a character who completely shares major parts of my actual identity: Malaysian Chinese, ace, sort of? non-binary, definitely queer, first-gen immigration of Australia, and other biographical fun facts.

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Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.

She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.

Currently committed to being Alexander the Great's death doula. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.

Melbourne / Kuala Lumpur

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