Beloved illustrator/teacher/artist Ellen Forney has just announced the release of her most recent book, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir. I saw a preview of it and it's just wonderful...and brave and remarkable, just like Ellen. You can pre-order it now and then have something to look forward to when it comes out this fall. Ellen was also recently nominated for The Stranger Genius Shortlist in Literature.
“Dense with intellectual and emotional power, Forney's book is a treasure—as a memoir, as an artwork, and as a beautifully conceived and executed commentary on both mental experience and the creative life. With wit, humor, a wicked sense of the absurd, and eloquent insight into the beauty that shines through the mercurial life of the mind, this graphic memoir explores its subject with a particular precision and power. Forney should be read.” - Marya Hornbacher, bestselling author of Madness: A Bipolar Life