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Marbles

Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me

By Ellen Forney

Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers.

 

Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity.

Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the crazy artist, she finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder, including the strengths and limitations of various treatments and medications, and what studies tell us about the conundrum of attempting to “cure” an otherwise brilliant mind.

Darkly funny and intensely personal, Forney’s memoir provides a visceral glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist’s work, as she shares her own story through bold black-and-white images and evocative prose.

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  • GN Marbles, Graphic Novel

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9781592407323


Format: Book
Author: Forney, Ellen
Summary: Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artist and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.
Title: Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, & me : a graphic memoir / by Ellen Forney.
Publisher Date: New York : Gotham Books, c2012.
Subject: Forney, Ellen -- Comic books, strips, etc. Artists -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc. Manic-depressive illness -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781592407323 (pbk.) 1592407323 (pbk.)
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Call Number: GN Marbles
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Bib Id: 413226

Format: Book
Author: Forney, Ellen
Summary: Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artist and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.
Title: Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, & me : a graphic memoir / by Ellen Forney.
Publisher, Date: New York : Gotham Books, c2012.
Description: 248 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Forney, Ellen -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Artists -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Manic-depressive illness -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Notes: Includes bibliographical references, p. 243-248.
LCCN: 2012014588
ISBN: 9781592407323 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1592407323 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: GN Marbles