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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Relatable is Not Empathy (Thoughts on Empathy as a Writer)

One of the guiding principles of my storytelling is empathy โ€“ empathy as both the creative factor and the takeaway. It's a hot topic in publishing nowadays: everyone talks about how books are key to helping one understand or see others in this world, how one can see the other is just "a person like them". This is all very important and a goal worth pursuing, and I do see it as part of my responsibility as a writer. Yet I think I operate from a different conception of what empathy is, as a writer and reader. This is what today's post is about. (more…)
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History for Granted, or When a Marginal Voice Tackles The Main Text

Some of you may know I write historical fiction. Some of you may also know I've been chipping away on an Alexander the Great graphic novel. (Which this concept art is for) My role as a historical graphic novelist has been stewing in the back of my mind for a while now. Actually, the stewing began when I first thought of The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, but I already know my insights from that project. Be actively thoughtful. Be self aware of how your own biases and societal context influence your storytelling. Recognise the people before and around you. Use your power to bring up voices. Understand that the work of being a responsible author lasts beyond the final page of your story. (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

Appearances

The Maker’s Club
Life as a Comics Creator: An Online Interview
June 14 2020

The Maker’s Club
Book launch
July 2020

A Weekend of Comics and Illustration
POSTPONED

Merchants. Illustration for Alexander Pushkin's 'Fairytale of the Tsar Saltan', 1905 https://www.wikiart.org/en/ivan-bilibin/merchants-illustration-for-alexander-pushkin-s-fairytale-of-the-tsar-saltan-1905 #bilibin #wikiart

Hello!I'm Sander Berg, an Swedish illustrator with a love of folklore, fantasy, & the medieval-esque.Currently available for freelance work - publishing, editorial, etc. If it's interesting, I'm game!

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If British people understood colonial history half as well as they understand the details of Henry VIII's wives, Britain would be a different country.

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