RESUME

Reimena Yee is a Malaysian artist and writer currently based in Melbourne. Her clients include Adventure Time, Girls Make Games, and Hasbro, among other independent clients. Her webcomic, The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, is the first Malaysian graphic novel to be nominated for an Eisner Award.

Welcome to my resume. Here is a summary of my main skills:

  • Graphic novelist
    I write and illustrate graphic narratives, catered to a wide range of age demographics, from middle grade to adult. As a writer, I focus on creating emotionally solid and character rich stories. As an artist, I strive to convey a world within and beyond characters, through immersive visual direction and a unique layout style. As a writer-illustrator, I combine both to create graphic novels that are compelling and take full advantage of the medium, both visual and literary.
  • Illustrator
    I am able to work according to the specifications of a diverse range of projects, from fabric design to game artwork. I'm flexible as an illustrator, and enjoy problem solving and learning in unfamiliar fields. My main focus is in narrative illustration, which means I produce artwork for books, magazines, and graphic novels intended as visual accompaniment to text.
  • Southeast Asian Comics Outreach
    I'm the outreach personnel of unnamed, a collective for Southeast Asian comics, with a co-founding team of professionals from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.  I'm in a strong network with members of the Malaysian creative industry. As part of the collective, I am able to connect international publishers with Southeast Asian comics professionals and publishers. unnamed is currently building programs and workshops for the regional comics community.
Represented by Linnan Literary Management.

ILLUSTRATION

Voiceworks #111 Riff (2018), "Truffle", Interior Illustration, A.D Lucy Adams

Dropmix (2018), Hasbro and Harmonix, Illustrator

People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy (2017), Destroy SF, "The Things My Mother Left Me", Editorial Illustration, A.D Pablo Defendini

1001 Knights (2017), Anthology, Illustrator

Bravest Warriors, (2015), Issue 29, BOOM! Studios, Cover Artist
Lumberjanes (2015), Issue 13, BOOM! Studios, Cover Artist
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift (2015), Issues 1 – 6, BOOM! Studios, Main Cover Artist
A.D Whitney Leopard

Farrago Magazine, University of Melbourne, Student Magazine
(2017) Issue 1 – 8, Editorial Illustrator
(2016) Issue 1 – 8, Editorial Illustrator | Issue 3, Cover Artist
(2015) Issue 5 – 8, Editorial Illustrator | Issue 8, Cover Artist

Above Water (2015), University of Melbourne, Student Anthology, Editorial Illustrator

Write Brain Books (2014), Children’s Book Illustration

Liquid City Anthology (2014), Vol 3, Image Comics, Content Page Illustration

GAMES

The Average Everyday Adventures of Samantha Browne (2016), Lemonsucker Games, Character Designer & Game Artist
Interfectorem (2016), Girls Make Games, Art Director, Character Designer & Game Artist

COMICS

The World in Deeper Inspection, (2013 – present), Creator, Writer & Artist, ~1000 Total Pages
The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya Vol I & II (2016-2018), TWiDI, Creator, Writer & Artist, 668 pages

Nominated for Best Digital Comic, Eisner Awards (2018)

Séance Tea Party (upcoming), Writer & Artist, Random House Graphic

Missed Connections (2017), 10 page comic
2017: A Pictorial Letter (2017), 10 page comic
Loneliness (2015), 10 page comic

Adventure Time Comics (2018), Issue 20, BOOM! Studios, "Downhill Derby", Writer Chelsea van Weerdhuizen
Bee and Puppycat (2015), Issue 8, BOOM! Studios, “The Blues”

Songs of Silence (2017), UN Comics, "Bye, Bye Love", editor and writer Nöel Hummels

MISC

UN Interfaith Harmony Week: Who And Where Are We in A Changing World? (2018), The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne, Graphic Designer, Branding

Winner of the HM King Abdullah II of Jordan Prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

The Spirit of Youth Concert (2016), The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne, Commitee Member, Graphic Designer, Branding

unnamed: a collective for Southeast Asian Comics, co-founding member and outreach leach

PRESS

Into the Mind of a Storyteller: Reimena Yee, FEMALE Magazine (Malaysia), 2018
Malaysian Artist Reimena Yee on Her Eisner Nomination, The Star (Malaysia), 2018
Artists You Should Know: Reimena Yee, The Beat, March 2018
Featured Artist, Redbubble, November 2016
Interview: Reimena Ashel Yee, Character Design References, July 2016
The ‘Other’ Vampire, Farrago Magazine, August 2016
Interview: Reimena Yee, The Sun Daily (Malaysia), June 2015