By Ellen Forney
Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the connection among “crazy” and “creative” during this picture memoir of her bipolar affliction, woven with tales of recognized bipolar artists and writers.
Shortly sooner than her 30th birthday, Forney was once clinically determined with bipolar affliction. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medicines might reason her to lose creativity, she all started a years-long fight to discover psychological balance whereas preserving her passions and creativity.
Searching to make feel of the preferred idea of the loopy artist, she reveals proposal 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 medical facets of bipolar disease, together with the strengths and boundaries of assorted remedies and drugs, and what experiences let us know in regards to the conundrum of trying to “cure” an another way remarkable mind.
Darkly humorous and extremely own, Forney’s memoir presents a visceral glimpse into the consequences of a temper disease on an artist’s paintings, as she stocks her personal tale via daring black-and-white pictures and evocative prose.