Jessi Eoin (they/them) is a comic artist, illustrator, and writer whose work focuses on uplifting fat, disabled, queer, and trans people. Their work has been published in Just Femme & Dandy, Wizards in Space Literary Magazine, carte blanche, PeachFuzz Magazine, Rebel Mountain Press’s Disabled Voices Anthology, and elsewhere. They have also exhibited with the Feminist Art Collective’s Feminist Art Fest.
Their work also includes supporting and advancing artists in the comics community as well as fat artists, accomplishing this through their own efforts on their website, as well as through their membership with the Cartoonist Cooperative and as co-founder of the Fat Artist Network (in development).
When not working, Jessi can be found in their naturally semi-feral state, bouncing between a myriad of crafty hobbies to ambushing their partner to play as he walks by minding his own business to pining for tree dappled light and cool breezes.
Jessi is available for work on short comics, graphic novels, book cover and interior art, and other illustration work.
They are also available for sensitivity readings for disability, fatness, queer identity, and transgender/nonbinary identities.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can email me at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com.
Yes, I’m currently available for commercial work in illustration and sequential art.
I offer commissions for personal use and commercial use. For commercial work, I’m available for book cover and interior illustrations, comics and graphic novels, and standalone illustrations.
Please get in touch with me at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com with a brief description of what you’re looking for, your budget, and any relevant timeline information. If you are a marginalized creator, please feel free to mention that when you contact me to be considered for special services.
If you’re commissioning for book art specifically and eager to dive into the details right away, you can fill out my Intake Form, and I’ll get back to you within 3-5 business days.
I offer licensing for commercial purposes such as book cover art, textiles and apparel, paper goods, and promotional materials. I’m also open to other uses on a case by case basis, so feel free to reach out to me with your ideas, and we can talk!
Please get in touch with me at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com with a brief description of what usage rights you’re looking for, links to the piece(s) you’re interested in licensing if you’re not also commissioning, your budget, and any relevant timeline information. If you are a marginalized creator, please feel free to mention that when you contact me to be considered for special services.
If you’re interested in licensing an already finished piece from my portfolio for book art specifically and are eager to dive into the details right away, you can fill out my Intake Form, and I’ll get back to you within 3-5 business days.
“A sensitivity reader reads through a manuscript for issues of representation and for instances of bias on the page. The goal of a sensitivity reader isn’t to edit a manuscript for clarity and logic, although that may be an additional service offered. A sensitivity reader reviews a manuscript for internalized bias and negatively charged language. A sensitivity reader is there to help make sure you do not make a mistake, but they are also NOT a guarantee against making a mistake.” – Writing in the Margins
Please reach out to me in the planning, drafting/designing, and scripting phases; I do not read for completed art.
What I’m Available For
Please note that I am a white person and will be evaluating works as such. If your work features a racialized character, I will recommend you seek out a sensitivity reader who can better advise you upon the intersecting identities of your characters.
- Disability: ableism; accessibility; chronic illness; disability culture; mobility aids; navigating medical care, insurance, and medical systems; neurodivergence; and so on
- Fatness: anti-fatness, body positivity, eating disorders, fat liberation, and so on
- Queer Identity: homophobia, sexual identity, ableism and anti-fatness in queer culture, coming out, and so on
- Transgender/Nonbinary Identity: transphobia, gender identity, nonbinary identity, ableism and anti-fatness in queer culture, deadnaming, misgendering, pronouns, coming out, and so on
What I Am Unavailable For
If your project includes the following in minor detail or a brief mention, please mention it to me in your request for a reading, and I may be able to take on your project. If your project has extensive focus or detailed inclusion of the following, I will not be able to take it on.
- Abuse: childhood abuse; ongoing emotional, physical, and verbal abuse; neglect; domestic violence; medical abuse
- Institutionalization: medical institutionalization, involuntary confinement, any other kind of institutionalization
- Sexual Assault: rape, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, CSA
- Suicide: suicidal ideation, self-harm, suicide
Rates vary according to length, as well as the complexity and number of issues in the script. If a project includes a large variety of complex issues, an additional fee may be required.
- Picture Books: $100-150 USD
- Short Comics: $50-100 USD
- Web Comics: $250+ USD
- Graphic Novels: $250+ USD
Turnaround times vary; please inquire about a reading 6 weeks or more in advance of any deadlines. If you would like to request a faster turnaround, please inquire about rush fees.
What You Receive
You will receive a detailed 1-2 page report, along with in-line comments on your script and resources where applicable. I will discuss overall themes and specific moments as required by the project. Please note that I am not an editor, and developmental edits will not be included.
I am occasionally able to take on requests for comic book reviews. This service is provided for free as a means of supporting the community and encouraging comics readership. While I read widely, I am selective about the kind of books I read. Please be sure to review all the information here before reaching out to me!
What I Read
I’m happy to read Middle Grade and up. I also love most lengths and formats of comics: anthologies, graphic novels, manga, manhwa, mini comics, micro comics, single issues, trade paperbacks, web comics, and wordless comics are all wonderful. I especially love comics that feature positive representations of fat, disabled, queer, racialized, older, and trans characters!
This is what I typically gravitate toward:
- General fiction
- Some slice of life
- Some historical, preferably via a memoir perspective rather than a biography
What I Don’t Read
These will be a hard sell to me if at all; it has to have a mind blowing concept or completely turn the genre expectations upside down:
- Early childhood/picture books
- Music-oriented stories
- Tutorial/How to comics
- “Inspirational” stories
- Hardcore porn
- Religious proselytizing (I 100% will not read this)
Please include a content note if your comic includes any of the following, and note whether it’s a brief mention or a detailed/graphic description:
- abuse: physical, emotional, verbal, or neglect
- child abuse
- domestic violence
- institutionalization/involuntary confinement
- medical abuse/trauma
- sexual assault or harassment/rape
The inclusion of any of these doesn’t automatically mean I won’t read your comic; I just need a heads up on certain topics at times.
I typically have a review schedule planned out for 6+ months. If you need your comic reviewed by a set date, please reach out 6 months or more in advance to ensure I can meet your needs. I will try to accommodate requests for less than that where I can, but this isn’t always possible.
If you’d like to be interviewed as a comics creator, let me know! My availability for unsolicited interview requests is limited, but if we click and I have time, I’d be interested in hearing from you!
I publish comic reviews on my website, Storygraph, Goodreads, and NetGalley where applicable. Reviews on my website will also be sent to my newsletter and Patreon subscribers. I also cross-post reviews, interviews, and such on the Fat Artist Network and the Cartoonist Cooperative websites. If you’re uncomfortable with being included in either of those, please let me know!
Thank you so much! It means the world to me that you appreciate my work and want to support me in it! Here are some things I appreciate and that go a long way in supporting my work:
- Subscribe to my newsletter Into the Bramble
- Support me as a Patron on Patreon
- Share my work with people you know
- Recommend my newsletter to others
- Share my comics with a friend or loved one
- Review my work online
- Recommend me for hired work
- Interview me for your website
- Engage with my work on social media
- Social media platform algorithms love engagement and prioritize posts that it!
- Commenting regularly (even just an emoji)
- Sharing and liking
- Participating in polls, giveaways, and other events
- Commission me or hire me for your projects
- Purchase my work
- Send me a friendly email
- Fill out surveys
Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your support! 🥰
Shop orders are typically sent out on Wednesdays using USPS First Class service. If you would like to request expedited shipping, please reach out to me before placing your order!
I always ship your items with the utmost care and attention. However, sometimes a package can be damaged during shipping outside of my control. Unfortunately, I can’t be held responsible for damages that occur en route.
Estimated time for delivery within the United States: 1-2 weeks
Estimated time for delivery outside the United States: 7 to 21+ days
Please refer to the USPS website for updates on where they can and cannot currently ship before placing your order. If your country is listed on the suspensions list, please wait to place your order when it’s available to your area.
I do my best to get all orders shipped on time, but delays may still occur from time to time due to the nature of shipping or disability.
Please note that once a package has been shipped, it is out of my hands. I encourage you to review my Return Policy for details before you place your order and to reach out to USPS for any issues that may arise.
For customers outside the US, please bear in mind that you will be responsible for any and all additional charges that may or may not arise from customs duties and taxes, such as VAT. These additional charges vary by country and are usually due upon delivery.
For example, VAT, at the rate your country determines it to be, will be collected on the full value of the transaction including shipping costs, as the shipping costs are considered part of the total purchase. So if you’ve ordered an item for $25 USD with a $18 USD shipping charge, it will be $43 USD. Your country’s addition of the Value Added Tax will most likely be on the entire $43 USD order.
Please note that I currently cannot ship to the UK due to new VAT laws and regulations as a result of Brexit. I’m also unable to ship to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria due to US laws.
If you have any issues with your order such as an incorrect or missing item in your order, please email me at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com to give me the details, and I will happily work with you!
Otherwise, for the foreseeable future, all sales are final. If I were part of a large company and had the backing of all those resources, I would love to be able to provide you with a refund for any purchase you make. However, working as an independent artist is a much different reality.
I appreciate your understanding!
There will be a $15.00 USD fee for any and all chargebacks.
A chargeback is where a customer goes to their bank and tells them that a charge on their account was made without the customer’s authorization. The bank will then force a refund from my account and additionally charge me a $15.00 USD fee as punishment.
If a customer does this knowingly to obtain a “refund,” this is called “Friendly Fraud,” which isn’t too friendly and is definitely theft, hence the $15.00 USD charge.
By finalizing your purchase on jbeoin.com, you are agreeing to the following terms.
You understand that any and all content that you purchase, use, review, or or otherwise obtain or share from Jessi Eoin’s Website or shop is solely the intellectual property of Jessi Eoin, the artist and owner of jbeoin.com unless otherwise written.
You understand that Jessi Eoin retains all rights by law, including, but not limited to, reproduction and distribution except where explicitly prior written.
You understand and agree not to fraudulently represent, take credit for, reproduce, or distribute any work of Jessi Eoin as your own or another person, whether it be artificial intelligence training, machine learning training, scraping for artificial intelligence, artwork, originals, prints, downloadable or printable content, free products, tutorials, classes, instruction, writing, or otherwise.
You understand and agree not to sell or attempt to sell any of Jessi Eoin’s work, any file or format of Jessi Eoin’s work, such as, but not limited to, .JPEG and .PNG files, and any derivatives of Jessi Eoin’s work as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
You understand and agree not to use or attempt to use any of Jessi Eoin’s work, any file or format of Jessi Eoin’s work, such as, but not limited to, .JPEG and .PNG files, and any derivatives of Jessi Eoin’s work for the purposes of training artificial intelligence programs or machine learning of any kind, including, but not limited to, scraping or submitting to any machine learning software, website, or other method of machine learning.
You understand and agree that you will be held liable for damages, legal fees, and any and all other related costs pertaining to your violation of Jessi Eoin’s rights.
Customs Fees and Taxes
You acknowledge that you are responsible for paying any and all customs fees and/or taxes in full as required by your country’s laws.
Refunds and Returns
At the moment, all sales will be considered final, and I appreciate your understanding! Please refer to the Return Policy page for details.
Chargebacks and Friendly Fraud
There will be a $15.00 USD fee for any and all chargebacks.
You agree that any lawsuit or arbitration brought against you or that you bring against Jessi Eoin will be held in Jessi Eoin’s city of residence.
Should any portion of these Terms of Sale be found to be illegal, unConstitutional, or otherwise unable to be upheld, it shall not invalidate the rest of the Terms of Service.
I encourage everyone shopping for a gift to place their order as soon as possible. I typically close the shop for the second half of December and reopen in the New Year, typically sometime in late January or February.
Patrons who subscribe to my Patreon will receive a discount code each month in addition to their regular benefits.
I’m a fat, white, disabled, neurodivergent, queer, transgender/nonbinary person. Specifically, I’m agender, meaning I don’t have a gender.
My pronouns are they/them, and you can use it like this, “Jessi said they love their friends, their partner, and themself.” Thanks for asking!
Hey, look! I have a face!
And this is it! 😁 Everything you read and see of my work is 100% made by me– a certified human! I don’t use AI or any generative tech in my work, and I support the efforts of those across multiple industries who are striving to prioritize the work of and protect the rights of creators everywhere.
If you want to scrape my work for training AI/generative machine learning, don’t. I may not have the ability to prevent you, but if I ever find out you did and I get close enough to you, you are at risk of being bitten at the very least. 😀 Same goes if you use my work to sell NFTs or promote cryptocurrency.
‘Kay, that’s it! Stay weird and deeply human please, it’s so much more interesting than that other stuff!
Let’s Work Together!
I’m available for a variety of illustration, sequential art, and publishing services, and I’d love to work with you! You can email me at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com or click the button below!