Forney, Ellen. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. With humor, humility, and insight, Forney chronicles this year and the years following as she tries to find the right balance of meds while also wrapping her head around her new diagnosis and what that means for her as an artist. Her drawings are amazing. If you truly want to understand the states of mania and depression, then you must read this book. It is a wonderfully funny and clever work, and it was considered by many professional reviewers to be one of the best graphic novels of 2012.