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Reimena Ashel Yee
Artist | Professional | Varied
Malaysian illustrator and storyteller based in Melbourne. Has work done for BOOM!, Image, and Girls Make Games.

[internally screaming] I still haven’t completely processed how big of a deal this is yet, as I’m mostly just glad that TCM is getting recognised, but!! It’s BIG.

1) I’m the first Malaysian ever to be nominated.
2) This comic??! A genre story with a mostly-POC cast, 2 Muslim protagonists in a healthy loving relationship, in a non-Western setting, made by a Southeast Asian/Malaysian WOC?? Getting seen like this?!?

I made this comic primarily to fill up the void in comics for positive (or at least, mundane) representation of the people I’ve lived with all my life. It’s great to see that it’s appreciated! But I hope TCM isn’t the first, or shouldn’t be anyone’s last or only when it comes to Muslim/diverse historical fantasy. There are so many others, ownvoices or not, who have made media in this genre (here’s some I collected in a Twitter thread).

Anyway this nomination is for everyone. For Muslims, for Turks, for Southeast Asian and Malaysian creatives, and for anyone from outside the West who wants to write stories that exist outside of the Western tradition of storytelling. And thanks to everyone who has read and supported TCM since 2016! < 33

AND IF YOU'VE DONE COMICS, please vote for The Carpet Merchant on the Eisner Voting website. Voting for it will only increase its chances of winning the ACTUAL AWARD. --->
  • Listening to: the sound of work
  • Reading: about fairy tales
  • Watching: lines appear
  • Playing: with fate
  • Eating: all the good food
  • Drinking: for the next 4 years


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Xx-CupcakeMash-xX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhhhh I love your art style!:heart:
Uzag Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017

I love your art, it's splendid!

It's hard to summarize all the things I enjoy at once, but a feature that really strikes me is how every single character featured got so much personality. They feel lively, even if it's "just a random animal". Your art got such dynamic lines and shapes to it, giving it all a grand aesthetic flow. This also adds a gentle appeal, which goes smoothly with your choice of slightly muted yet bright colors. I also adore how you work with textures, patterns, symbols and "props" to boost the feel of your pieces.

reimena Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
AAAAAAAAA omg thank you so much Uzag!! For taking the time to write such a detailed and lovely comment. It was a surprise and really made my day. ;o; 
superpeppepower Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is beautiful!
reimena Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
1Stargod Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
im,, in love- thank you for sharing such wonderful, beautiful, art <3 <3 <3
TheFantasyKings Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017

We are TheFantasyKings and we are spreading Words of a Creativist’s Strength. Because we believe that a creative heart is the most vulnerable thing, and why most wither before what life throws at them is because they are weak. Whether you are old or new, recite these words:

    ·         A creativist must be strong.

    ·         A creativist must have the power of faith.

    ·         A creativist must keep only the root inspiration alive.

    ·         A creativist must always grow.

You become strong in many ways. You gain strength through practice, being emotionally strong, have disciplines, learning from the past or future headstrong self, through God. A creativist 
must be lucky. That comes from believing that everything will turn out great in the end and go on, then things will eventually become better. (But do use your reason.) The third point clears things from getting complicated. It’s very easy and very dangerous to be stuck in hoarding memory, in a creativist’s case, what things have inspired them. With time this list grows and the worry to lose those little things ‘that made you’ increases. Instead, you should keep the root inspiration – the book, the movie, the game, the experience, the feeling or the want – that maybe be one or three. Because that is the one that paved the path for you, all the others just come to teach something. And you can always regrow your list if you need. You must keep growing and expand your ground. (and stick to your ground.) Don’t be stopped by the limited knowledge, skills or critic at the moment. You always learn throughout your journey.

We hope you rise quicker from every slump you fall. And if you have any suggestion to make or an error to point out. Do reply.

edenartfactory Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your comic is wonderful!
reimena Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
GreenAngel5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: OH my goodness! I just fell in love with your comics and art! I hope you don't mind that I'm :+devwatch: from now on :dance:
esemese Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Just one more individual with the "I love your work" message. Really, keep it up :)
MuniaElena Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your animal illustrations/animations so much! Snakes and owls are amongst my favourit animals and you're doing a great job at capturing their essence while still doing a unique stylisation :)
RobbieCave Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017   Digital Artist
Awesome art! :D
artbirchly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Professional
I LOVE your work. Just... thank you XD
Levicopter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your style so much
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