Ellen Forney

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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.[1][2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

Forney's book Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir[8] was published by Penguin Books (imprint Gotham Books) in November 2012.[9][10] Fantagraphics distributed her previous autobiography, I Was Seven in '75,[11] in 2001. Amongst other work in Forney's career, her collection called Lust was published in 2008.[12]

Forney received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, where she majored in psychology.[2]


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  1. ^ [1] Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Benedetti, Winda (August 7, 2006). "Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney embraces our oddities". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  3. ^ "Comic creator: Ellen Forney | Lambiek Comiclopedia". Lambiek.net. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  4. ^ The Comics Reporter
  5. ^ "Philly-linked artist adds life to award-winning book". Philly.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  6. ^ Hiskes, Jonathan (December 10, 2008). "Northwest Fiction Rooted in the Region". Seattle, WA: Crosscut. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  7. ^ http://www.thetowerlight.com/2011/10/qa-with-cartoonist-ellen-forney/
  8. ^ "Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir: Ellen Forney: 9781592407323: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  9. ^ The Bipolar Cartoonist: Ellen Forney’s ‘Marbles’, Publishers Weekly. By Grace Bello. November 05, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  10. ^ David Low, Forney ’89 Writes Graphic Novel on Bipolar Disorder, The Wesleyan Connection (Wesleyan University), 2012-11-15. Accessed 2012-11-17.
  11. ^ I Was Seven in '75, Ellen Forney, Fantagraphics, 2001.
  12. ^ Graves, Jen (February 13, 2008). "New in Books". The Stranger. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  13. ^ National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 "Gradiva" Awards, naap.org. Accessed online 2014-03-04.
  14. ^ The Stranger Genius Awards: The Event, thestranger.com. Accessed online 2012-11-21.
  15. ^ "Ellen Forney - "I'm Okay, You're Okay!" (vol III/iss 2/February 2000)". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 

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