Welcome, members of the press and media! Please feel free to reach out to me if you need any additional information at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com.
“Unexpected Joy” Issue 4. Just Femme and Dandy. February 2023.
“Gardening” Issue 08. Wizards in Space. December 2022.
“New Garden” Issue 41. carte blanche. June 2021.
“Pansy” Volume 8, Issue 2. Peach Fuzz Magazine. May 2021.
“Violet” Volume 8, Issue 2. Peach Fuzz Magazine. May 2021.
“The Beauty of a Lemon, 1” Issue 1. Lemonspouting (now defunct). May 2021.
“The Beauty of a Lemon, 2” Issue 1. Lemonspouting (now defunct). May 2021.
“The Beauty of a Lemon, 3” Issue 1. Lemonspouting (now defunct). May 2021.
“Cozy Witch” Disabled Voices. Rebel Mountain Press. March 10, 2020.
“From Bed” Disabled Voices. Rebel Mountain Press. March 10, 2020.
“Love Etched In” Disabled Voices. Rebel Mountain Press. March 10, 2020.
“Movie Night” Friendship and Found Family. Novi Press (now defunct). January 2020.
“All Are(n’t) Welcome” Issue 2: Roots/Routes. Stonecrop Review. September 2019. Page 62.
“Crocus Mother” Nature. Apéro. September 2019. Pages 19-20.
“From Bed” Feminist Art Festival. Feminist Art Collective. March 2020.
“Beloved” Feminist Art Festival. Feminist Art Collective. March 2020.
“From Bed” 2019 CATA Art Show. Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). October 2019.
“Beloved” 2019 CATA Art Show. Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). October 2019.
Awards and Honors
“From Bed” Second place. Queens County Farm Fair Art Contest, Paintings and Drawings Division. September 2019. Queens County Farm. Queens, NY.
“Cozy Witch” First place. Queens County Farm Fair Art Contest, Paintings and Drawings Division. September 2018. Queens County Farm. Queens, NY.
2021 Press Kit – transcript for 2021 Press Kit at the end of this page following the Artist Photo. Updated Press Kit forthcoming.
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Artist Bios for Press Use
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Bio 1 – 53 words
Jessi Eoin (they/them) is a comic artist and illustrator from the occupied lands of the Canarsie and Munsee Lenape people (Brooklyn, New York). They make art that represents fat, disabled, and trans experiences. You can find more of their work at jbeoin.com, @jbeoin on Instagram and BlueSky, and @jbeoin_ on Twitter.
Bio 2 – 200 words
Jessi Eoin (they/them) is an agender artist whose work focuses on representing fat and disabled people in ways that recognize and celebrate the nuances, complexities, and joy that come with these identities.
They live in what’s called Brooklyn, New York, on the occupied land of the Canarsie and Munsee Lenape people who have stewarded this land for generations.
Jessi’s work includes both comics and standalone illustrations, all influenced by their love of nature. Their work, which tends toward a fantasy or slice of life style, explores themes of disability, fatness, trans and queer identity, love, and community. They work digitally and traditionally, using a combination of Procreate, watercolors, gouache, ink, and pencil.
Jessi has been published in a wide variety of anthologies, including Just Femme & Dandy, Wizards in Space, the Canadian publication carte blanche, Peach Fuzz Magazine, the Canadian publication Rebel Mountain Press’s Disabled Voices, as well as in Stonecrop Review. Their work exhibited at Feminist Art Collective’s 2020 Annual Feminist Art Fest, and they presented as a panelist at the accompanying panel “Keeping It Corporeal.” They look forward to in-person events post-COVID.
You can find Jessi at jbeoin.com, @jbeoin on Instagram and BlueSky, and @jbeoin_ on Twitter.
Artist Statement for Press Use
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Whether I put my stylus to tablet, micron pen to mixed media paper, or brush to watercolor paper, I am thinking about how to exalt my community. I imagine them embracing the celebration of their bellies and mobility aids brought to life in the curves of my line work. I imagine them relishing the reflection of their back rolls, ostomy bags, and body hair that blends gender identities. I imagine their joy in reading fat, disabled characters leading fantastical lives in the pages of a comic I’ve created for them. I imagine them loving parts of themselves that they may have struggled to before.
I imagine myself, too, in these ways, feeling glorified in the ways I revel in others. I’ve learned that to love others is to love myself, and I pour my heart into each piece to create a world where we exist in bountiful and abundant ways, where we are valued and cherished as we are.
Artist Photo for Press Use
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Transcript of Press Kit 2021
Three pages in a PDF file with white backgrounds, showing several pieces of Jessi’s art on each page. All the pieces mentioned are shared in Jessi’s portfolio, where you can find complete image descriptions in the alt text of each image and in the transcript of the comic.
The first page has green text interspersed among Jessi’s three art pieces from the series The Beauty of a Lemon. The green text is divided into three boxes, and the first one reads, “Jessi Eoin: Jessi Eoin is a comic artist and illustrator whose work focuses on positive representations of fat and disabled people. Their work has been published in both online and traditional anthologies and magazines, highlighting the demand for work that proudly showcases people who look like them.”
The second box reads, “2021 Publications: carte blanche – New Garden. Peach Fuzz Magazine – Violet and Pansy. Lemonspouting – The Beauty of a Lemon, 1, 2, and 3.”
The third box reads, “Find Jessi: website: jbeoin.com. Instagram: @jbeoin. Twitter: @jbeoin_. E-mail: hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com.”
The second page features several pages of Jessi’s comic New Garden. In the top left corner, there’s a black blurb like a comic book speech balloon with white text on it that reads, “New Garden: In June 2021, Jessi’s first comic was published with the Canadian publication carte blanche. The 7 page black and white comic reimagines Jessi’s personal journey with disability and ableism in a fantasy setting.”
The third page features three of Jessi’s paintings from the series Winter Flower on a white background with purple text beneath the images. The text reads, “Currently, Jessi is working on getting their shit together.
With plans to focus more fully on comics in the future, Jessi is working on developing their skills in storytelling, visual development, and all the ins and outs of sequential art making. They’re also working on upgrading their equipment and working with new mediums, including gouache.
They have some grandiose plans for a comic with lush scenery, found family, fat and disabled characters, mystical and normal animal companions, fantasy, and adventure that they’re working on slowly building while also keeping their shop updated with fresh new fantasy pieces of fat and disabled people as always.
Keep an eye out on Jessi’s website and consider signing up for their newsletter so you can know when they’ll be sharing more details on these updates, and in the meantime, you can look forward to a shop reopening in September 2022 with all new products and designs.
You can also find them on Instagram and Twitter, with plans for a YouTube channel in the works, as well, where you’ll find a delightful mix of art videos, vlogs, behind the scenes, and more– one day.
Until then, stay safe!
Press Kit 2021 / jbeoin.com”