Ellen Forney (born March 8, 1968) is a cartoonist and teacher based in Seattle, Washington, whose work has been published by Fantagraphics Books and The Stranger (an alternative newspaper), among other publications. She teaches at the Cornish College of the Arts.
In 2007, Forney's I Love Led Zeppelin was nominated for a prestigious Eisner Award as Best Reality-Based Comic. She illustrated Sherman Alexie's novel for young adults entitled The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which won the National Book Award in 2007.
Forney's book Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir was published by Penguin Books (imprint Gotham Books) in November 2012. Fantagraphics distributed her previous autobiography, I Was Seven in '75, in 2001. Amongst other work in Forney's career, her collection called Lust was published in 2008.
- 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis "Gradiva" winner in Art for Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
- 2012 Stranger Genius Award winner for Literature 
- 1997 Xeric Foundation
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- Benedetti, Winda (August 7, 2006). "Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney embraces our oddities". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
- "Comic creator: Ellen Forney | Lambiek Comiclopedia". Lambiek.net. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
- The Comics Reporter
- "Philly-linked artist adds life to award-winning book". Philly.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
- Hiskes, Jonathan (December 10, 2008). "Northwest Fiction Rooted in the Region". Seattle, WA: Crosscut. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
- "Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir: Ellen Forney: 9781592407323: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
- The Bipolar Cartoonist: Ellen Forney’s ‘Marbles’, Publishers Weekly. By Grace Bello. November 05, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
- David Low, Forney ’89 Writes Graphic Novel on Bipolar Disorder, The Wesleyan Connection (Wesleyan University), 2012-11-15. Accessed 2012-11-17.
- I Was Seven in '75, Ellen Forney, Fantagraphics, 2001.
- Graves, Jen (February 13, 2008). "New in Books". The Stranger. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
- National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 "Gradiva" Awards, naap.org. Accessed online 2014-03-04.
- The Stranger Genius Awards: The Event, thestranger.com. Accessed online 2012-11-21.
- "Ellen Forney - "I'm Okay, You're Okay!" (vol III/iss 2/February 2000)". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
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