Elaine Will is a Canadian cartoonist who just completed a graphic novel entitled ‘Look Straight Ahead’ about a teen boy’s struggle with depression/bipolar disorder. You can read it online here, for the time being: http://blog.e2w-illustration.com
It’s been getting rave reviews…Kevin Bramer of Optical Sloth said “for a first graphic novel, it’s damn near perfect” and that it was “required reading for anyone who knows someone dealing with mental illness.”
It’s also in the current Diamond Previews catalogue. If it gets enough orders, it will be officially released in print form in November.
Elaine is also planning another graphic novel that focuses on self-harm & suicide but that will be much farther down the road…for now she is focusing on shorter, more lighthearted stuff!