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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.

Since the publication of her first book, Katie has worked on zines, short comics and illustrations for select clients as well as her own self-directed creative work. Her work has been featured in several exhibitions, and Katie and gives workshops and presentations around the UK and overseas.

EDUCATION

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

PUBLICATIONS

2017 Lighter Than My Shadow, Roar (USA)
2013
Lighter Than My Shadow, Jonathan Cape (UK)
2013 The Crystal Mirror and Other Stories by Tim Malnick, Vala

EXHIBITIONS

Forthcoming Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? The Wellcome Collection, London
2017 The Inking Woman, The Cartoon Museum, London
2014 Comics Unmasked, The British Library, London

SELECTED OTHER PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES

2014 – 2017 Short comics and illustrations in Pom Pom Quarterly Magazine

2017 Doll Hospital Journal, issue 4: interview in art and literature journal on mental health

2014 The Courage To Be Me: chapter contribution in resource book for sexual abuse survivors by Nina Burrowes

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

2016 and 2017 Workshops with English Literature students at Cardiff University

2017 Talk for Avon and Wiltshire Eating Disorder Health Integration Team, Arnolfini, Bristol

2015 Presentation at Association of Medical Humanities Conference, Dartington

2014 Workshops and lectures with students, staff and patients at Penn State Medical School

2014 Hay Dhaka and schools workshops in Bangladesh with The British Council

2014 Presentation at Student Health Assocation Conference with Dr Will Devlin

2014 Workshop for Eating Disorder Professionals Away Day, Norwich

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