How I Do Research For a Graphic Novel (tips and advice)

How does a comics creator do their research for a graphic novel? Well, nobody quite knows tbh – unlike thumbnails or scriptwriting, the research process (collecting and turning information into a story) is rarely talked about in comics. Unless you hang around academic circles, or work in a genre like science or historical, you wouldn't think about research as a concern. While not necessary, learning how to do research well is a powerful and important skill to have. I believe that when creators obtain better research skills, their storytelling benefits. It's not just about knowing where to find sources... it's about critical thinking, increased awareness of self and society (and how both impact the stories we value), transparency, and thoughtfulness of intent. (more…)
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Growing Up With Your Own Stories AKA I’m being sentimental

In the last 7 years since launching my side-hobby-then-career into storytelling, I've changed a lot. As I approach my mid-twenties, now is a good time for me to step back from the fast-paced rat race attention economy, to consider what I've learned, and how I want to move on towards a more thoughtful, more amazing thirties. (more…)
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Alexander the Great and the Giant Fish

A scene in the Alexander Comic! Really excited now that I have everything outlined.
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The Makers Club preview

Upcoming book THE MAKERS CLUB: GAME ON! for 2020

I'm excited to announce that I will be writer and colourist for an upcoming kids graphic novel series, THE MAKERS CLUB, with artist Tintin Pantoja. You can read the announcement about my book plus other upcoming titles by my publisher Difference Engine. (more…)
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Bosphorus Review May 2019 Issue Cover

Illustration for the May 2019 issue of the Bosphorus Review, an online Turkish literary magazine.
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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

Appearances

Comic Fiesta
Dec 21 – 22

Good morning, readers, and good morning to @reimenayee's #TheCarpetMerchantOfKonstantiniyya Volume 2!

We published the first volume of this gorgeous graphic novel earlier this year, and now's your chance to help us finish the story!

https://t.co/UFIMUm4F87

Ah, the ppl who bemoan the young for using their phone in a museum... you fool, do you not understand getting people IN the museum is the point?????

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