What I Offer
I’m available for line art or full art for comics projects, as well as script writing for comics. I specialize in drawing fat, disabled, queer, and trans characters.
I offer custom illustrations for personal and commercial use, including book cover art, interior page art, marketing materials, and more.
I offer sensitivity reading regarding disabled, fat, queer, and trans/nonbinary rep for your sequential arts projects, including picture books, comics, and graphic novels.
I am occasionally available for comic reviews, including graphic novels. These are offered for free to the community, and marginalized creators are particularly encouraged to reach out!
I’m occasionally available for community-supportive and -building activities and events, from artist interviews to Discord hangouts to light promotional services.
I’m currently available for work on short comics and graphic novels, providing either full art, line art, or inking services.
If you’re interested in collaborating on a comic together, please reach out to me at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com with a little info about yourself, the comic project you have in mind, what role you’d like each of us to play, and what your goals are. I look forward to speaking with you!
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
I offer sensitivity reading services for disabled, fat, queer, and trans/nonbinary identities in comics. 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.
I especially love to work with and promote marginalized creators in the community, so please reach out!
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!
As part of my work, I try to support the comics community and marginalized artists whenever possible! In addition to providing artist interviews, artist resources, comic reviews, and other resources on my website, I’m also co-founder of the Fat Artist Network (currently in development) and an active member of the Cartoonist Cooperative.
I’m also developing my own Discord server as a means for casual, low energy hangouts, and I hope to introduce that here soon. If you’d like to know when it becomes available, sign up for my newsletter Into the Bramble where I’ll be sure to announce it!
In the meantime, if you’re an artist and any of these apply to you:
- want to share a resource
- want to be interviewed
- want me to review your comic
- want to collaborate on a project
- want to shoot the breeze or get to know each other
- want to do some casual networking
then reach out to me, and we can set something up! Neither of us makes money from these kinds of activities, but it sure as shit beats going at everything alone! 😁 You can reach me at hellojbeoin [at] gmail [dot] com.
Published in Volume 4: Survive.
Published in Issue #8.
Published in Volume 8: Issue 2.
Published in Issue 41.
Published in Volume 1: Inaugural Issue.
Exhibited “From Bed.”
2020 Feminist Art Festival.
2020 Feminist Art Festival.
Published in Issue 3: Sky.
Published in Disabled Voices Anthology.
Published in Issue 2: Roots/Routes.
Exhibited “From Bed.”
2019 CATA Art Show.
2019 CATA Art Show.
Published in Nature.
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