You know Ellen Forney’s cartoons—her stars adorn the You Are Here banners on Broadway, her sexy cartoons have appeared in The Stranger for decades—but you’ve never seen them like this. This year’s Stranger-certified Genius of Literature is celebrating the publication of Marbles, her masterful new comic-book memoir. Marbles is the highest point (so far) of a great career; it batters down the walls of comics as we know them to explore Forney’s bipolar disorder in vivid detail. This is the exact moment when Forney shifts into a new level of stardom. (Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, 386-4636, 7 pm, free)