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Reimena Ashel Yee

Tumblr blog of strange and fancy illustrator and connoisseur humanist. https://reimenayee.com

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    reimenaashelyee

    My adaptation of THE GOD OF AREPO is now available at Shortbox Comics Fair! Get your copy now and check out the other 100+ short comics in the fair.

    Temples are built for gods. Knowing this a farmer builds a small one to see which one turns up, and a friendship of a lifetime begins.

    From Oct 1 to 31, all author proceeds earned from The God of Arepo are evenly split between Mighty Writers (US) and The Ministry of Stories (UK), literary organisations aimed to inspire the love of writing in children of marginalised communities.

    sadoeuphemist

    I got to read an advance copy of this, and it is incredible. After I wrote the original short story about Arepo and his god, it took on a life of its own, people made their own additions to it, and for the most part I haven’t gotten involved in any of that.

    But seeing it retold through the art of Reimena Yee, it is made new again, it manages to capture the ephemeral beauty of the world in a way that the original story could only hint at. From panel to panel, it shows these scattered moments in time - a falling leaf, footprints in snow, the same branch at dusk, in daylight, budding, shaken by the rain, fruiting - all precious and evocative and fleeting. In my mind it is an example of an adaptation that totally outdoes the original. If you liked the original story, you should definitely check this out.

    reimenaashelyee

    Comment from one of the original authors!! ;;  Thank you again for graciously allowing me to adapt God of Arepo, and for writing the story that started it all.

    My adaptation of THE GOD OF AREPO is now available at Shortbox Comics Fair! Get your copy now and check out the other 100+ short comics in the fair.

    Temples are built for gods. Knowing this a farmer builds a small one to see which one turns up, and a friendship of a lifetime begins.

    From Oct 1 to 31, all author proceeds earned from The God of Arepo are evenly split between Mighty Writers (US) and The Ministry of Stories (UK), literary organisations aimed to inspire the love of writing in children of marginalised communities.

    anonymous

    I'm not sure how often you check this, but I just wanted to know, my girlfriend who is legally blind and uses a cane pointed out some issues with the cane in My Aunt is a Monster, and I don't want this to come off as rude. The cane is not to be "looped" around the persons wrist, the loop is purely for packing/carry collapsing canes specifically or to hang it up somewhere, but you're not supposed to put your hand through it for safety issues, for example, if your cane gets caught, you'll go along with it and you could be hurt. Canes usually have some red on them to make them easier for people to see, and for less confusion, they also have a sort of grip on them so it's not just a straight up pole. It's not a Walking Stick, it's a Mobility Cane.

    Hello! No it's not rude at all if we're open to conversation. Always here to receive thoughts from more people that aren't just my consultants. Thanks for taking the time.

    Re: cane colour. I was following the UK convention that an all-white cane most likely indicates someone is completely blind (which Safia is), whereas the white cane with red indicates someone is deafblind (which is what Safia isn't) or low vision (also not accurate to Safia). It might get confusing if it's different in the US. I'm from the Commonwealth and so are the characters, so that's the context of the story.

    Re: grip. Do you mean the grip at the end, or the top? The end's already addressed, and so is the top (not obvious in the cover, but it's seen in the interiors). Any simplification might be due to stylisation, but if it's that a concern I can flesh the grip out more obviously in future drawings.

    Re: loop. I was basing this off visual reference (one of the sources for example), but from what your GF pointed out, I can totally get why looping could be risky. I'll change it for later drawings.

    Re: walking stick fumble. For context, I was replying to this guy on Twitter who mistakenly pointed out Safia's grey eyes as a sign of her blindness, instead of the more obvious glasses + cane which was on the cover illustration. (additional context: Safia's sighted father had grey eyes; no pupils is my art style) I told him this, but I had wrongly used the word 'walking stick' at the time. This is genuinely an English-language sea-pancake level fumble on my part, so yes I apologise for that. In the graphic novel transcript it's correctly called a cane or a mobility device.

    ALEXANDER COMIC BOOK 1 IS 100% GOING TO PRINT 🎉 

    Preorder here: https://hivemill.com/products/alexander-and-the-water-of-life-book-1

    After some discussion w/ my publisher, we're switching to a very small, limited print run for this artist's edition of Alexander (it'll be the same for all 4 volumes). Same quality! More exclusive! Hence the goal change.

    However I personally want to raise $8k so we can get a larger print order (twice the quantity). We've extended the campaign for this.

    Here's a list of what you get on preorder