Beth Heinly

Philadelphia, PA

I could really use a publisher or some illustration gigs, so that’s why I have this website. Aside from that — here is all (nearly) the art that I make. My artwork spans between the personal, the political and the theoretical within a multi-media art practice. Basically, what I can afford to make. It fails most of the time, derivative the rest of the time. Ok, to leave you on a note that assures you, you did not waste your time here — some quotes about my artwork and comics from page 6 of a google search:

“I’d say self-deprecating autobiographical comics by smart, talented women is officially a genre, and a sub-genre of that is self-deprecating autobiographical comics by smart, talented women with a biting, candid, sometimes inappropriate sense of humor. In this sub-genre, the humor is derived from the cartoonist simultaneously hold out their self-assuredness as a vehicle for self-deprecation.

This is a good thing, since in the right hands, it mashes up ego and humility for good laughs, and makes the cartoonist actually more accessible in a weird way.

Beth Heinly helms the 3:00 Tumblr , which streams her short cartoons along with various photos and other Tumblry things, but So Far So Good is pure comics and, in it, Heinly proves herself to be a master of this sub-genre. That is, she’s really funny.”

John Seven, The Beat

“OCGOPF has a clear lineage with early Dada performances where the nonsensical and the irrational were meant to aggressively counteract the conformity within early 20th century bourgeois and capitalist society. More contemporarily, OCGOPF feels like Ally Sheedy’s character in “The Breakfast Club.” Making dandruff snowscapes and eating pixie stick sandwiches, she is there for no other reason than to disrupt and disarm the social order. OCGOPF’s mission is the same and it is important. As Philadelphia’s income and class disparities increase, so does the intensity of our normative spaces. And while many of last week’s festival bystanders were terrified and discomfited by what they saw, a great many more shared a visible joy in the sweet pleasure of watching social conventions diffused and abused. After all, our public spaces should not belong to our binding insecurities but rather to our special eccentrics and quirks that keep us human and freaky together.”

— Matt Kalasky, THEartblog.org

from Good Good Comedy’s One Year Anniversary round up:

“One of the absolute craziest/funniest things i saw this year was during Get In. A performance artist handcuffed herself to an audience member and then John McKeever and Tim Butterly called the dude’s mom and told her that her son was covered in cum and it was emergency. As I’m writing this, I realize this sounds mean, but it was definitely in good fun.”

Michael S. Watkins
(Comedian Psychoanalysis, Darlings)

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If you want comics:  patreon.com/bethheinly

If you want comics: patreon.com/bethheinly