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 โ€“ 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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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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