Malaysian comics creator Reimena Yee weaves her own path to the future

After a surprise Eisner nomination in 2018, Malaysian graphic novelist Reimena Yee is forging ahead with her career with a new book and big plans for the future. Photos and Artwork: Reimena Yee

In 2018, a then-unknown young Malaysian comics creator named Reimena Yee burst into the public eye with a surprise nomination for Best Digital Comic at the Eisner Awards, the international comic industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, for her webcomic The Carpet Merchant Of Konstantiniyya.

She may not have won, but the nomination thrust Yee into the limelight, and according to her, helped to cement her career as a graphic novelist, which she calls a “fancy name for comics creator”.

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