Henny Beaumont is a graphic novelist, freelance illustrator and political cartoonist. Her first graphic novel Hole in the Heart was shortlisted for Myriad first Graphic novel prize and included in list of top ten books about motherhood of all time by Mumsnet. Her political cartoons and animations have appeared in the Canary and The Morning Star as well many as other publications.
She is currently working on Disappearing Women – a project with The Femicide Census and The Centre for Women’s Justice to raise awareness of the 118 women lost to male violence in 2020, whose names were read out in the House of Commons by Jess Phillips MP. Henny is painting each woman, one a day, over the next few months, filming the process and then reversing the video so that the painting disappears. You can follow Henny’s progress on instagram and website (links to the left), and donations in their memory can be made here. A BBC TV news report of Henny’s work can be seen here.
Henny’s most recent publication is Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court, a children’s book about Lady Hale co-authored with Afua Hirsch. She received an Arts council Award for her second graphic novel about poetry, was long listed for the Women Poets’ Prize and featured as artist in residence at Hay festival 2019 and Stoke Newington Literary festival 2019.
She is a director and founder of Hackney Shorts film festival and animation judge. She has an MA in fine Art printmaking from Camberwell college of art and an MA supervisor at Kingston University.