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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Exploring Mood Disorders through Cartoons with Graphic Novelist Ellen Forney

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Graphic artist Ellen Forney, who has chronicled her mood disorder in two autobiographical graphic novels, appears at 2 pm Sunday June 10, 2018 in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.

In Marbles Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me and her new graphic memoir, Rock Steady, Forney uses the graphic novel format masterfully in depicting her bipolar swings. Drawn images make the intense moods and emotions of the bipolar condition more accessible to readers. She will talk about both her memoirs, and about how words and pictures combine to create the language of comics within these works.

Forney’s Marbles was named best graphic novel of 2012 by the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. Forney illustrated Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which won a National Book award. She is a “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle's The Stranger, a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow, and teaches courses in comics and graphic novels at Cornish College of the Arts. She was featured in “Ride the Tiger,” a nationally-aired PBS documentary about bipolar disorder.

For further information, please call 425-257-7640.

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