Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health June 26th to 28th, 2014 Johns Hopkins Medical Campus Baltimore, Maryland, USA Keynote Speakers: Ellen Forney, Arthur W. Frank, James Sturm & Carol Tilley Call for Papers The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in collaboration with Graphic Medicine invites papers for the fifth Comics & Medicine conference, a gathering of healthcare professionals, artists, academic scholars, comics enthusiasts, students, and various stakeholder groups. Stay tuned for information on conference registration by subscribing to this site at the link on the top right of… Read More
Reviewed by Michelle N. Huang, The Pennsylvania State University Ellen Forney poetically describes the manic episodes of her bipolar disorder as electrifying: “the sensation that my mind was spinning and overheating would sometimes build to a sensation like an electrical short—a burst of light, a melting or dissipating—.” Reading Forney’s graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, produces a similarly charged encounter. The reader experiences not only Ellen’s exhilarating highs—the extravagant book launch parties, the professional success—but also her devastatingly dark lows—the blank periods of time where she is unable to move herself from the couch. Marbles captures Forney’s… Read More
Looking forward to the release of a new graphic novel from Ellen Forney. Interview with her in today’s Seattle Times.