By Ellen Forney
Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the connection among “crazy” and “creative” during this picture memoir of her bipolar sickness, woven with tales of recognized bipolar artists and writers.
Shortly prior to her 30th birthday, Forney used to be clinically determined with bipolar disease. Flagrantly manic and terrified that drugs could reason her to lose creativity, she begun a years-long fight to discover psychological balance whereas holding her passions and creativity.
Searching to make feel of the preferred inspiration of the loopy artist, she reveals notion from the lives and paintings of different artists and writers who suffered from temper problems, together with Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She additionally researches the scientific points of bipolar disease, together with the strengths and boundaries of assorted remedies and drugs, and what stories let us know in regards to the conundrum of trying to “cure” an in a different way outstanding mind.
Darkly humorous and extremely own, Forney’s memoir offers a visceral glimpse into the results of a temper affliction on an artist’s paintings, as she stocks her personal tale via daring black-and-white photographs and evocative prose.
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