Jan092019: Getting Onboard with Alexander

“Your Alexander is going to be the only Alexander Story I’ve ever been interested in reading! I’ve never been interested in Great Man history, so I’ve mostly avoided his mythos as much as possible, even when trying to learn about specific history around him–but I trust you to do something vital and fascinating with it, and I’m looking forward to it!”

Asked by pilferingapples

Haha! Yeah, I’m pretty meh about Great Man history too (tbh, any history involving royalty or super rich people. You rarely ever see them in my comics). The only reason why I’m drawn to Alexander in the first place is because he’s the only confirmed secular figure I know of who has a rich body of legends that span from the real to the fantastical, from Judaism to Islam, West to East. This camaderie of human cultures and faiths is the actual reason why I’m here (and is my primary interest in history!). If you enjoyed The Carpet Merchant’s use of Ottoman and European arts to tell a story, oh wait till you see this one.

#also I like deconstructing stuff

#and pulling it away from eurocentricism

 

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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.

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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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