Katie Green Bean

Ivybridge, United Kingdom · 1112 Sales


Katie Green Bean

Ivybridge, United Kingdom 1112 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Sorry I'm closed for a couple of weeks while moving house - please visit again soon :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 7, 2017

Sorry I'm closed for a couple of weeks while moving house - please visit again soon :)

Katie Green

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5 out of 5 stars
Mandarina Chiara

Mandarina Chiara on Apr 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely to see the beginning of the Green Bean! I am a huge fan of this little zine! Katie was so kind to accommodate my request to sketch a little bunny for me! I have been so happy to receive it! Lovely work as always!

Staci Yeary

Staci Yeary on Sep 29, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This little zine is adorable! I love the composition and the detail that goes into producing and delivering it.


jbh1982 on Sep 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully illustrated book, shipped in excellent time.

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Illustration and Other Adventures

As a little girl, I always wanted to write and illustrate books, but this ambition fell by the wayside as I grew up and tried to follow a 'sensible' career path. I studied Biology and graduated in 2005 but I was miserable, and that same year I decided to enrol at art college. It was the best decision I ever made.

I started self-publishing in 2008 with a recipe book, Bake Me A (Vegan) Cake. It was wonderful to create an entire book from scratch, from the first sketches (and poorly baked cakes) to the paintings to holding the finished article in my hands. I was hooked, and have been making books and zines - both self-published and not - ever since.

The Green Bean, my ongoing bimonthly zine has been running regularly (ish) since 2010. I'd always wanted to create my own magazine and there seemed no reason not to try. Since then the Green Bean's readership has steadily grown, and there are subscribers all over the world.

2013 has been my most exciting year so far. First, the publication of my long-laboured-over graphic memoir about eating disorders, abuse and recovery, Lighter Than My Shadow. Secondly, the publication of my first book for children, The Crystal Mirror, in collaboration with writer Tim Malnick.


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  • Katie Green


    I'm an illustrator, author and book lover living in the south west of England.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 18, 2014
Welcome to my humble shoppe!

Here you will find original paintings, prints, books and other things all lovingly handmade in the UK by me.

I am always happy to consider custom orders and commissions, no matter how weird and wonderful, so let me know if you don't see exactly what you're looking for.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I currently accept payments via Paypal, and direct payments by debit and credit card through Etsy. If you live in the UK, I will also accept personal cheques by arrangement.

Please pay within seven days of making your purchase. I will dispatch goods as soon as possible after payment has been received.

I require a small deposit for any custom orders.

Thank you.
Items sent within the UK will be sent first class, and via recorded delivery for items between $20 and $65 in value and special delivery above $65 (approx £40).

International parcels will be sent via airmail (untracked) for items up to $50 and airsure, where possible (tracked) for items above $50 (approx £30).

If you would rather pay a little extra for tracked shipping on a small order, I am happy to arrange that.

Your order will usually be dispatched the next weekday after your purchase, and no later than 3 days after receiving payment.

Please note, I do not make giclée prints at home, but collect them from a local printer once a week. For this reason there may sometimes be a short delay in dispatching prints, but no longer than 7 days.