What a terrific email to get on a Thursday afternoon: Fantagraphics Books just announced that they're publishing the next book from Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney. With her debut full-length graphic novel, Marbles, Forney eloquently shared her story as a bipolar artist. Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life will offer autobiographical anecdotes and observations about "how to overcome the hassle of meds, recognize red flags, and other tools from her own experience of 14 years of stability - all in comics form."
Here's the cover:
It's wonderful to see Forney publishing with Fantagraphics again — Seattle publishers should represent Seattle authors whenever they can — and it's awesome to see Forney continue to take on the stigma surrounding mental health topics.
Now, the bad news: Rock Steady is not coming out until 2018. Comics take time to make, folks.