PA – Rock Steady Signing

Cartoonist Ellen Forney appears at the Penn Book Center on Saturday, June 2nd at 2:00 PM for a reading of her new book Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life.

Rock Steady is a companion to Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me and offers her own experience living with a mood disorder in the form of an illustrated self-help manual. It combines personal stories and solid advice on how to overcome the hassle of meds, recognize red flags, and other tools from her own experience of 14 years of stability — all in comics form. It is geared towards a broad audience encompassing those who struggle with mood disorders, their loved ones, and anyone interested in destigmatizing mental illness through education.

Ellen Forney is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Seattle, WA, with her partner. Forney illustrated Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) and authored her 2012 graphic memoir, Marbles. She was the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Literature as well as the winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 Gradiva Award.

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Penn Book Center
130 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-7600

NYC – Rock Steady Signing

Cartoonist Ellen Forney appears in conversation with Kriota Willberg at the Strand Book Store on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 PM to discuss Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, the anticipated companion volume to her bestselling graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me.

Ellen Forney was the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Literature as well as the winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 Gradiva Award.

Kriota Willberg uses comics, needlework, historical studies, bioethics, and her experiences from her career as a massage therapist and health science educator to explore body/science narratives. Combining this history with her background as an artist and educator, she has been creating comics and teaching artists about injury prevention through panels, workshops, and a series of mini comics, now combined with additional materials into Draw Stronger (Uncivilized Books, April 2018).

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Rock Steady or a $5 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – Rock Steady Signing

Cartoonist Ellen Forney appears in conversation with comedian Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite, Legend of Korra) on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign Rock Steady.

Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited sequel/companion book to Forney’s 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through stronger for it. (Fantagraphics Books)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

SF – Rock Steady Signing

The Bindery hosts cartoonist Ellen Forney to speak in conversation with Justin Hall (No Straight Lines) on Thursday, May 17th at 7:30 PM to discuss Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, the anticipated companion volume to her bestselling graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Please join us in welcoming her back to San Francisco!

Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks, and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through stronger for it.

With Marbles, Forney helped de-stigmatize mood disorders with her candid presentation of her struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passion and creativity. This is the jumping off point for her new book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. Personal stories and solid advice from Forney on how to overcome the hassle of meds, recognize red flags, and other tools from her own experience of 14 years of stability — all in comics form. Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life invites readers into Ellen’s home, head, and Peanuts pill box.

Ellen Forney lives in Seattle, WA, with her partner. She was the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Literature as well as the winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 Gradiva Award.

Justin Hall is the creator of the comics series Hard To Swallow, True Travel Tales, and Glamazonia, with his work also appearing in the Houghton Mifflin Best American Comics, Best Erotic Comics, and the S.F. Weekly. Hall is the editor of No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which won a Lambda Literary Award, received an Eisner Award nomination, and is now being turned into a feature-length documentary film. He is an Associate Professor of Comics at the California College of the Arts and a Fulbright Scholar, and curated the world’s two largest museum shows of LGBTQ comics at the S.F. Cartoon Art Museum and the Schwules Museum in Berlin.

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

OR – Rock Steady Signing

Join Powell’s City of Books in welcoming cartoonist and mental health advocate Ellen Forney on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30 PM as she launches her newest book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, a graphic self-help guide for those living with mood disorders. Ellen will educate and entertain as she shares tips, tricks, and tools for achieving and maintaining stability from someone who has been through it all and come through all the stronger for it.

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Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

WA – Rock Steady Signing

Cartoonist Ellen Forney appears at Sole Repair Shop on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to present her new book Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life in an event hosted by NAMI Seattle. The afternoon will also include an installment of NAMI’s In Our Own Voice speaker series, in which local business owner Alison Conroy will sharing her personal story about living with mental illness. Q&A, book sale, and signing to follow.

$10 suggested donation

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Sole Repair Shop
1001 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 226-2010

WA – FCBD 2018: Rock Steady Signing

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday,May 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2018! We’ll have copies of our FCBD Special, which includes brand new work by Simon Hanselmann, Sophie Goldstein, Carol Tyler and our special guest for this event, Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney. Ellen will discuss her new book, Rock Steady, and the evening will also launch an exhibition of work from the book.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

Fantagraphics Does Emerald City Comicon 2013

February 20, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Fantagraphics Books is bringing the Hate to the 11th Annual Emerald City Comicon here in our hometown of Seattle!

Join us from Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 3rd at Booth 510, along with our very special guests Peter BaggeEllen ForneyMichel Gagné, and Bill Schelly!

Friday, March 1st
4:00-6:00 PM            Peter Bagge

Saturday, March 2nd
11:00-1:00 PM            Bill Schelly
1:00-3:00 PM             Peter Bagge
3:00-5:00 PM            Ellen Forney
5:00-6:00 PM            Michel Gagné

We’re excited to present an exclusive limited-edition Peter Bagge t-shirt, featuring our anti-superhero, Buddy Bradley! (That’s the design above, a take on the official ECC logo.)

And we’re also proud to present the debut of Peter Bagge’s Other Stuff, not due in stores until May, and featuring collaborations with Daniel ClowesR. Crumb, Danny Hellman, Gilbert HernandezJaime Hernandez, Alan Moore, Johnny Ryan, and Adrian Tomine! Get your copy quick, ’cause these are gonna go fast!

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery empresario Larry Reid will be behind the booth with our Jen Vaughn, Ian Burns, and intern Lillian Morlock.

Booth 510 is located near the frontline of the exhibitor floor, in the second row as you cross the Sky Bridge. Please note: this is a condensed version of the map. You can view the full map here.

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Our Outreach Fiend, Jen, will also be droppin’ some knowledge at the panel “The Big Picture” on Friday from 4:20-5:15 PM in Hall C, where she’ll discuss how the landscape of the comics field has changed along with fellow panelists Allison Baker, Shannon Watters, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Emi Lenox.

The Emerald City Comicon is held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center at 800 Convention Place in bustlin’ downtown Seattle.

While supplies last, you can still get tickets at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Georgetown.  (But, you better hurry, ’cause as of this typing, quantity is dwindling quickly!)

See you there!

WA – Graphic Novel Panel 2013

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The Graphic Artists Guild hosts the 3nd annual Graphic Novel Panel January 26, 2013 at the Seattle Design Center with an after-party at Fantagraphics Bookstore.

Sign up for “Make Your Own Comic in 90 Minutes” in the morning workshop.

Learn the ins and outs of the Graphic Novel in the afternoon.

Sign up for both and get an extra discount.

Party in the evening at Fantagraphics Bookstore.

The Line-Up:

Mark Monlux, our Moderator for the third year, is an award-winning freelance illustrator and author of The Comic Critic Presents Seldom Seen Films.

Ellen Forney – She won a 2012 Genius award from the Stranger. Her memoir, Marbles, is a current New York Times bestseller and she teaches comics at Cornish College of the Arts. Is there anything that girl can’t do?

Michel Gagné – His creative work can be seen in The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, and Ratatouille. He has written and illustrated The Saga of Rex and Insanely Twisted Rabbits.  Look for ZED: A Cosmic Tale out in Feb. 2013.

Stefano Gaudiano – was born in Italy in 1966, moved to the United States in 1981, and started drawing comics shortly thereafter. He is currently inking monthly comics for Marvel Comics and Valiant Entertainment. He makes a mean cup of coffee.

Phil & Kaja Foglio – Are the artist and writer of the web comic Girl Genius.

Allen Gladfelter – has had a few brushes with notoriety and is generally pleased with what he’s managed to accomplish.  He intends to accomplish more in the years to come.  Look him up!

David Lasky -has created a number of critically acclaimed comic books, including a nine page mini-adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses and Carter Family: Don’t Forget That Song 

The Schedule:

At Seattle Design Center

10:30 – noon Make Your Own (mini) Comic

In 90 minutes participants are challenged to make their own 8-page mini graphic novel.  Cartoonist David Lasky will guide you through the book-constructing and storytelling process.  Supplies and basic drawing tips will be provided.  Drawing skills are not all necessary; the only prerequisite is a desire to communicate through the medium
of comics.

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break-Bring your own or order a box lunch (must pre-order).

1:00 – 3:30 PM Graphic Novel Panel Discussion

How do you get started? What jobs are available in the comics industry? What does it take to create and publish a graphic novel? So many experts in one room!

4:30 – 6:00 PM After Party for all attendees
Fantagraphics Bookstore
Books available for purchase and signing
The Preregistration Prices

Student prices: full-time with ID

Make a Comic Workshop– $10
Graphic Novel Panel-$12
Both Make a Comic Workshop and Graphic Novel Panel-$17

Guild member prices:

Make a Comic Workshop-$15
Graphic Novel Panel-$20
Both Make a Comic Workshop and Graphic Novel Panel-$30

General prices:

Make a Comic Workshop-$20
Graphic Novel Panel-$30
Both Make a Comic Workshop and Graphic Novel Panel-$40

At the Door Prices-Cash or Check only

$5 more for each category

 

Click here to Register… 

Seattle Design Center -Plaza Building Conference Center, Suite 370

5701 6th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108

Free parking. The Plaza Building entrance is on Orcas between 5th & 6th. Suite P370 is on three floors up from street level. Take the elevator to first floor, then glass elevator to third floor. From the Atrium Building cross the sky bridge to Plaza Building, take glass elevator to third floor.

 

PA – Marbles Signing

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Ellen Forney signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-665-0716

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