Letter to the New Year 2021

Since 2016 I've written and illustrated these letters to the new year, as a way to summarise my thoughts and feelings regarding the old year (and express my hopes and aspirations for the new). But for obvious reasons, I decided to skip it this year.

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Reimena Yee talks about political action

Politically Around

For the past few months I have been thinking about my political role as an artist. It is very strange to be at the point (both maturity and career-wise) when I must assert my intention as a person who tells stories and produces images/words for the world at large. I believe words and images have meaning, therefore they have impact. But what does impact mean on my own terms? (more…)
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Bahasa: Malaysian Code Switching in Comics Form

I recently published a mini-comic for Malaysia's Independence Day (or Merdeka, as we natives call it), which can be read here. Besides the standard raw emotionality that has become a trademark of mine, it was my first attempt at code-switching and bilingualism in comics – a bilingualism that is key to the understanding of the story and emotionality of Bahasa, rather than a mere translation of one language into another. (more…)
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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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I got this boba tea flavoured ice cream today.... gonna try it tonight and see how it is

somewhere along the line, the call for diverse characters in publishing mutated into "don't be diverse or you'll do it wrong and the straw man browns will cancel us all" and it all stems from not having poc people in higher-up positions

After many lockdown-related delays I am finally doing my in-the-middle-of-a-rainforest arts residency!! (it’s local) Not for fun though: I have three GNs at different stages with looming deadlines πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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If the academia plan doesn't work out I'm taking my material culture interests to the cookie industry.

Picture book and graphic novel illustrators!

I want to learn more about the sort of timelines you're working with to illustrate books for the US publishing industry. I put together two surveys. Would love for you to participate!

https://www.nilahmagruder.com/illustrator-survey/

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