Henny Beaumont, Hay Festival Artist-in-Residence


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 recently illustrated a children’s book about Lady Hale with Afua Hirsch due out in Oct 2019. She received an Arts council Award for her second graphic novel about poetry and was long listed for the Women Poets’ Prize.

Henny 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.

Henny is artist-in-residence at Hay Festival 2019. She’ll be drawing at the event from 30th May – 2nd June so make sure to follow the Hay Festival social media pages to see her work-in-progress.

The festival runs from 23rd May – 2nd June and you can buy tickets online HERE.