Ellen Forney (born March 8, 1968) is a cartoonist and educator based in Seattle, Washington. She is known for her autobiographic comics, which included I was Seven in '75 , I Love Led Zepellin, and Marbles. She teaches at the Cornish College of the Arts.
In the 1990s, she produced the autobiographical strip I Was Seven in '75, which ran in Seattle's alternative-weekly paper The Stranger. She self-published a collection in 1997 with a Xeric Foundation grant. A complete collection was published as Monkey Food by Fantagraphics in 1999.
In 2006 she published I Love Led Zeppelin, which collected comics she had done for various newspapers and magazines, and included collaborations with Margaret Cho, Kristin Gore, Camille Paglia, and Dan Savage. It was nominated for an Eisner Award as Best Reality-Based Comic. In 2007 she illustrated Sherman Alexie's young-adult novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which won the National Book Award. In 2008 she published Lust which adapted personal ads from The Stranger into illustrated/comics form.
Her graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me addressed her experienced with Bipolar Disorder. It was published by Penguin Books' Gotham Books imprint in November 2012.
- 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 
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- David Low, Forney ’89 Writes Graphic Novel on Bipolar Disorder, The Wesleyan Connection (Wesleyan University), 2012-11-15. Accessed 2012-11-17.
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