May252023: Agent

“how did you find your agent, and what did it take to get one?”

My agent, Jen Linnan, is a well-known veteran in the space – she represents Emily Carroll, one of my favourite artists who successfully makes comics in a similar way I imagine for myself (artsy fiction mostly for adults, sometimes for kids; not at all autobiographical). I’m very lucky that Jen was the only one I emailed in my search, and she took me in almost instantly.

Generally, look at the creators/writers you admire and/or are working similarly to your current/ideal state, and find out who their agents are. There are also resources now for finding and acquiring literary agents – this is the main one I recommend.

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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