Review: The Green Bean

The Green Bean

Katie Green’s
work is no stranger here at Pikaland. She’s a lovely UK-based illustrator who produced a yummy vegan baking book and now she’s turned to making zines called the Green Bean!

The Green Bean

Katie’s work never fails to make me smile โ€“ย she has a way with words and her pretty illustrations will inspire you to pick up a pen and draw along with her. (That’s what I did really, because I’m going to be a guest star in her third issue!)

The Green Bean

The Green Bean

Printed in limited editions of 250 copies, this zine is chock full of stories, recipes and crafty patterns & instructions for you to sew up a storm. There’s book reviews in there (we share the same love of books!) poems, doodles and random tidbits too. She’s like a fun UK-based Martha Stewart, all printed in 100% recycled paper and wrapped with love! All in all, it’s a great read on a cool afternoon, best enjoyed with a cup of tea in hand.

The Green Bean

Pick up a copy of the monthly Green Bean zine (or better yet, a subscription) at her Etsy shop and read about her adventures on her blog she goes through the process of drawing her first graphic novel!

8 Replies to “Review: The Green Bean”

  1. Tati says:

    Wow, that’s so cool…
    I’ve been wondering if people still do Zines nowadays. Well, I know about your Good To Know, but I still have some doubts about how people print zines nowadays… Inkjet printer? Photocopies, like the old times?
    Well, I’m thinking about making my zines too… But I don’t know wich one is the best: printed or e-zines.

    I’d appreciate some help. Please, could you email me?

    Oh and Green Bean Zine is so lovely! I love the barcode! LOL!

    Hugs,
    Tati

  2. Amy says:

    Hi Tati!

    Quite a few people still do make zines — think of it as a mini magazine where you can say whatever you want!

    I think photocopying is the norm but if you have the cash you can doll it up quite a bit!

  3. Lorena says:

    OOOhh this is lovely! the ilustrations are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Katie G says:

    Wow what a nice surprise to come home to! Thanks for making my day Amy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    And Tati, you should definitely just dive in there – its so much fun! I have mine digitally printed, but I always get a good laugh when I turn up at the print shop red-faced from carrying 5 reams in my rucksack and say “I want it on THIS paper please!”

  5. Tati says:

    Thanks Amy for explaining me about it. And thanks for you too, Katie for helping me and inspiring me with your zine! By the way, I love your blog. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’ll think about it…

    Hugs you all!
    Tati

  6. So wonderful…I love the paper!

  7. Mallory says:

    “The Green Bean” – what an awesome name for a zine. And it even rhymes… “The Green Bean Zine” – so great!

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