Inside the Dirty, Beautiful World of Heather Benjamin

Illustrator Heather Benjamin is more than just a talented artist with a cult following. She’s also a highly skilled storyteller with a penchant for bridging the cavernous space that exists between the mundane and the highly erotic, the humorous and the fucking terrifying. Whether it’s a wryly feminist play on words or a bald-faced expression of female sexuality, her hand-drawn images have a way of burrowing deep into your imagination and making a home there. In 2015, we had the chance to talk to Benjamin about her work and process, what it’s like to be too NSFW for the publishing world and the double standard of selfie culture.

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