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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Ask Me Anything: Creating One-Off Illustrations Based on A Comic/Graphic Novel

A month ago I opened up suggestions for topics to discuss on my blog. Thanks to friends and fans, I've quite a treasure-trove of ideas for future posts. (I'm still taking in more ideas btw)

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Passion and Work and Adulthood

TWIDI will celebrate its 10th birthday in March. A few months after, it'll be callupish's 16th birthday. That's how long these two passion projects have been with me. Currently, both of them are on the backburner. There's a thought loitering in my head for the past two years. The thought of how my relationship with art has changed since it became a career. Don't get me wrong. I'm still able to find the love and joy that fuel my art-making. So far I've kept as true as possible to what speaks to me most, as a young adult and an artist. But going professional has made it clear to me how important it is to my soul to maintain that integrity, and to keep it from being swallowed by jadedness and cynicism. And there's been a lot of those shadows lurking at the edges of the last two years (though I'd argue they existed some time before 2016). (more…)
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Séance Tea Party

Séance Tea Party Available for Preorder (Sept 2020)

I'm excited to announce my upcoming middle grade graphic novel, Séance Tea Party! Information on the book plus preorder links and release date below.

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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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Talked a lil bout 2021 plans, reading the Iliad, a bit bout Alexander Comic, and some random things https://blog.reimenayee.com/the-iliad-digital-island-project-2021-a-comics-movement/

I think bout combating imposter syndrome and having confidence as an Asian-living-in-Asia femme creative and so far, here's what has helped: (thread)

I don't know who needs to hear this, but you're allowed to have "small" dreams. Just because all you want is a quiet life doesn't mean you're worth any less than those who dream of going into space.

A friend sent me this meme. "I thought you would like this," she said.

Yes. Yes I do.

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