Announcing Ellen Forney’s follow-up book: Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life

Fantagraphics has announced the acquisition of Ellen Forney’s forthcoming graphic novel/self-help book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life. This companion book to her best selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Avery, 2012) marks Forney’s return to the publisher where she began her career over 15 years ago. Due out in 2018, Forney’s new book is a combination memoir and self-help manual, a survival guide of tips, tricks and tools by one of Seattle’s most celebrated cartoonists.

With Marbles, Forney helped destigmatize mood disorders with her candid presentation of her struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passion and creativity. This is the jumping off point for her new book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life. Personal stories and solid advice from Forney on 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.

Ellen Forney’s comics are both accessible and intensely personal. Her graphic novels Monkey Food, I Love Led Zeppelin (both Eisner-nominated) and Lust: Kinky Online Personal Ads, all from Fantagraphics Books, helped earn Forney the coveted The Stranger Genius Award in Literature in 2012.

Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life invites readers into Ellen’s home, head, and Peanuts pill box.

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