Ellen Forney Author Photo by Jacob Peter Fennell
Photo by Jacob Peter Fennell

Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me and Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life (forthcoming from Fantagraphics Books in Spring, 2018). She collaborated on the National Book Award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and was awarded residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Civitella Ranieri.

She curated “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn”, a traveling exhibition about comics and health for the National Library of Medicine, and as a visual artist, she was selected to create two permanent large-scale murals for Seattle’s Capitol Hill light rail station. She grew up in Philadelphia and lives in Seattle, and teaches comics at Cornish College of the Arts.