Tuesday, December 18, 2012

marbles: mania, depression, michelangelo, and me by ellen forney

A compelling, crafty, and often times funny look at Seattle comic artist Ellen Forney's battle with bipolar disorder, from diagnosis to finally finding the correct medication cocktail. Forney doesn't allow personal vanity to get in the way of this raw depiction of mental illness, and her beautiful artwork stands on its own. She deftly confronts the questions that many artists face when weighing 'fixing themselves:' Will it destroy my art? Will I be less creative? Not to be missed for Forney fans, Seattleites, or readers who enjoy Alison Bechdel's work. Grade 11+