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The cartoonists making mental health their muse – BBC News

Friday, 22 January, 2021

The cartoonists making mental health their muse – BBC News

GEMMA CORRELL

 
Comics are not just about superheroes. Emily Oomen meets the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre focused on the experience of living with illness.

Ellen Forney was in her twenties and working as a professional cartoonist when she stumbled into the world of graphic medicine.

The artist had been working for one of Seattle's long-running newspapers The Stranger when, in 1998 and just before she turned 30, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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