Katie Green grew up in the London suburbs and moved to Bristol in 2002 to study, where she lived for ten years before moving to her current home in Devon. After completing a degree in Biology she studied Sequential Illustration, graduating with first class honours in 2009.
Her graphic memoir, Lighter Than My Shadow, began as a degree project and was signed up by Jonathan Cape in early 2010. The completed work, some 500 pages, took almost 5 years to complete.
In the meantime, Katie has self-published a bi-monthly zine, The Green Bean, since May 2010. She sells her zines along with prints and other artworks at events around the country and online.
2009 BA (hons) Sequential Illustration, Swindon College School of Art
2006 Three Month Animation Course, University of the West of England
2005 BSc (hons) Biology, University of Bristol
2013 Lighter Than My Shadow, Jonathan Cape
2013 The Crystal Mirror and Other Stories by Tim Malnick, Vala
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES
2012 ink+PAPER issue 2, artist profile
2011 Solipsistic Pop 4: Maelstrom I (dustjacket) and Maelstrom II (interior illustration), Solipsistic Pop Books
2011 Autobiography as Auto-Therapy: Psychic Pain and the Graphic Memoir. Interview by Ian Williams, Journal of Medical Humanities 32 (4):353-366
2011 Nelson: Five pages in Eisner-nominated UK comics anthology, editors: Rob Davis & Woodrow Phoenix, Blank Slate Books
2011 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer: Interior illustrations. Trish Bartley, Wiley-Blackwell
PRESENTATIONS & TEACHING
2012 Questioning Comics: Panel discussion with Simone Lia and Karrie Fransman. Part of An Evening with Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels, Arnolfini
2012 Laydeez Do Comics Bristol, presenting work-in-progress from Lighter Than My Shadow
2011 Visualizing the Stigma of Illness, Comics Forum conference at Leeds Art Gallery, presenting work-in-progress from Lighter Than My Shadow
2011 Guest Speaker, The Arvon Foundation Graphic Novels course, alongside Bryan Talbot and Hannah Berry
2011 Laydeez Do Comics London (June meeting), presenting work-in-progress from Lighter Than My Shadow