Saturday, March 8, 2014

Graphic Grandeur (Pacific Northwest Edition)

Every so often I like to focus attention on a talent who's still breathing.

Alternative cartoonist and illustrator Ellen Forney was born on this day in 1968.

A sampling of her work. Try to keep an open mind.

Since 1989, the Philadelphia-born Forney has been based in Seattle, Washington.  

If she had moved to Denver instead, maybe the Broncos would have won the Super Bowl.


  1. I haven't heard of this artist before your post, but I'm going to keep on the lookout for her work. Very fresh. Thanks for pointing her out.

  2. Glad you liked it, Pappy. I know Forney mostly from alt-comics anthologies, but she's come out it with a couple of books, including a highly-praised one detailing her struggle with bipolar disorder. From the few pages I've seen of it (included up above) it look likes she avoids the Lifetime Channel approach to the topic.

  3. Oh, this is wonderful! She's a Philly girl like me! Thanks for this!

  4. And you're both artists of a kind, too. Thanks for commenting, Patricia.


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