How I Art Direct A Graphic Novel: Cooking the Onion

This is the second stage following the Onion Method: An Outlining Method for Graphic Novels. You got the onion...now how are you going to present it? This post will talk you through how I craft the art direction of a graphic novel... weaving the thematic and character motivations established earlier in the outline into its final, ultimate mode of language: the visuals.

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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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