A glimpse into the life of a vivacious young woman whose brilliant mind is caught in the ebbs and flows of her mental illness.
The true story of a spirited young woman whose brilliant mind is caught in the grip of mental illness, known as bipolar disorder. In constant flux between transient euphoria and utter despair, Camille attempts to decode her mind and treat her illness.
However, she discovers that the will of the patient is not always enough to cure the ills of the mind, and the only way she can find a semblance of peace is when surrounded and supported…if not understood.It is this compassion which allows her to stay anchored in life, a buoy ebbing and flowing with the ocean.
State(s) of Mind 's strength is in its unabashed and unapologetic account of the destruction and desolation that the disorder causes, but more importantly, the beautiful humanity and compassion that blossom in its wake.
About the Author
Writer, draftsman and colorist, Patrice Guillon began publishing his first creations later in the game. Kat Ogan , a strip illustrated by Stéphane Abadie, was published in 1996-1997 in Mon Quotidien , a newspaper for teens. He went on to write the Guide de la cinquantaine (Guide of the fifties), drawn by Tépaz for Vents d'Ouest et d'Une passion cubaine, a commercial collection drawn by Loustal. In 2006 he published Dans la secte (In the sect), a testimony on Scientology, under the pseudonym of Pierre Henri, illustrated by Louis Alloing. In 2008, he wrote Mes Copains d’autrefois (My Buddies of yore), for Benjamin Bouchet, then co-wrote Journal d’une bipolaire (States of Mind) with his daughter.
Emilie Guillon drew from her personal experiences grappling with mental illness to cowrite States of Mind with her father, graphic novelist Patrice Guillon.
Sebastien Samson, a graduate of the Visual Arts of the faculty of Bordeaux III, writes for the popular French magazine, The Feast.