Creator Spotlight: Reimena Yee

Reimena Yee
Reimena Yee. Image from creator’s official site.

Eisner Award and McDuffie Award finalist Reimena Yee creates whimsical and imaginative stories taking place in historical settings like Victorian England and 17th Century Istanbul. Her new webcomic, Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life further demonstrates her skillful storytelling.

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Reimena Yee, originally from Malaysia and currently living in Australia, writes and draws graphic novels and webcomics including The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya and The World In Deeper Inspection. She’s the co-founder and co-designer of the Southeast Asian Comics Collective UNNAMED. Once a STEM student, Reimena now pursues an interest in history and cultures. She has illustrated and designed for Dropmix, Adventure Time, and other industry clients. An admin assistant and editor at Hiveworks, Reimena has also recently started her webcomic, Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life, on the platform.

Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life by Reimena Yee
Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life. Sample pages courtesy of Hiveworks.

Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life recounts the life and accomplishments of Alexander The Great through a fantastical lens. In this adaptation, Alexander’s desires for eternal life and ambition lead him to seek the Water of Life. His servant joins him, and the two encounter marvels like Amazonians and glass submarines. Alexander’s quest becomes a personal reflection of his legacy and beliefs.

Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life by Reimena Yee
Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life. Sample pages courtesy of Hiveworks.

The prologue and the first six pages of chapter 1 are available to read, but the story so far holds promise and high potential. Reimena’s detailed and dynamic art style complements her ethereal storytelling. The economical dialogue and character expressions add dimension to the story. The prologue itself shows the intricate design of a tapestry. Overall, a spectacular story with enough content to get you excited for the next update.

Alexander, The Servant and the Water of Life is available to read online.

Reimena is represented by Jen Linnan of the Linnan Literary Managment LLC. You can support this webcomic and Reimena’s other projects through her Ko-fi.

You can learn more about Reimena Yee here.

For more great webcomic recommendations, check out our Wednesday Webcomics archives!

Author: Brahidaliz Martinez

Brahidaliz (pronounced Bra-da-leez) is a 2019 graduate of American University’s MFA in creative writing program. They’re a submissions editor for Uncanny Magazine. Their various areas of interest include intersectionality in apocalyptic and disaster films, Artificial Intelligence, writing for animation, YA SFF, and LGBTQ+ representation in children’s media.

Pronouns: he/they
Location: DC Metro area

Twitter: @brahidaliz


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