Date(s) - September 22, 2013
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Hosted by Cornish College of the Arts
Graphic novels have recently gained a new respect as a literary medium. More recently, this dynamic narrative form has exploded into the realms of academia, health, public service, and beyond. Cartoonist Ellen Forney presents her New York Times bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, a chronicle of her struggle with bipolar disorder, to illuminate how the language of words and pictures can inspire such widespread enthusiasm.
Biography: Ellen Forney’s New York Times bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me, was named a “Best Graphic Memoir of 2012″ by The Washington Post, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and Publishers Weekly. She created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food, and collaborated with Sherman Alexie on National Book Award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. She is the 2012 Stranger Genius Award winner in Literature, teaches comics at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts, swims and does yoga, and fixes things with rubber bands and paper clips.