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/Author-illustrator
    I write and illustrate graphic narratives for a wide range of age demographics, from middle grade to adult. As a writer, I'm attracted to thoughtful stories that cherish the diversity and hopefulness of the world, both past and present. I'm methodical and character-driven, preferring to tell well-loved stories to the young and young at heart, the wandering and the wondering. As an author-illustrator of my own books, I enjoy deep ambitious dives into literary motifs and big themes, that focus on the epic within the mundane. My art is inseparable to the writing, fused into a singular language that expresses itself as immersive visual direction and a unique layout style.
  • Illustrator/Illustrative Designer
    My style is whimsical, elegant and versatile, with a gothic, poppy twist. I have a love for experimental work that pushes the boundaries of a medium. I am able to work on diverse range of projects, from fabric design to game artwork. I gravitate towards making art that will be displayed in print, like books, packaging and merchandise. The stranger the project, the better.
  • Southeast Asian Co-founder & Comics Outreach
    I'm the co-founder and 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. linnanliterary.com
-- jen@linnanliterary.com

ILLUSTRATION

Voiceworks #115 Gothic (2019), Express Media, Cover Illustration, A.D Mira Schlosberg

Rolled and Told #8 (2019), Lion Forge, Illustrator, A.D Christina 'Steenz' Stewart

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

Neither Hair Nor There (2018), Petrie Press, Cover Illustration/Design, Editor Alisha Jade, Silver Ledger Award

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) and The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics (2019)

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

The Maker's Club series (upcoming), Writer & Colourist, with Artist Tintin Pantoja, Difference Engine SG

Book 1: Game On!

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

Rolled and Told #6 (2019), Lion Forge, Writer E.L. Thomas and Richard Ankney

Popeye's 90th Anniversary Cartoon Club (2019), June 30th, King Features Syndicate

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 lead

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