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Description - My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down by David Heatley

What if you wrote and drew a comic strip that honestly depicted every sexual experience you ever had, from junior school (don't ask) to last week (ditto)? It would force you to re-examine your life in ways that would make your shrink blush. In 2004 that's exactly what David Heatley did, and called it (what else) My Sexual History . It originally appeared in an obscure comics anthology called Kramer's Ergot, which was nevertheless given a starred review by Publisher's Weekly, which singled out the strip and remarked that it was page after page of tiny, crudely rendered but wincingly remembered incidents . And what else to follow that up with than Black History , which chronicles every African-American he ever encountered, whether it was Lennie from daycare who taught him the N-word, or the artist's impressions of Michael Jackson's Thriller. All of it rendered in, um, black and white. o make no mistake -- David Heatley is anything but withholding. Quite the opposite. But the great surprise is that he's not simply playing for shock effect either. He's just trying to tell you what happened as succinctly and colourfully as he can, whether it was in a dream or at a game of group S

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224085380
ISBN-10: 0224085387
Format: Hardback
(312mm x 212mm x 17mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Heatley

DAVID HEATLEY is a cartoonist, illustrator and musician living in Queens, New York, with his wife and two children. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, The Best American Comics of 2006 and 2007, The New Yorker and the Op-Ed page of The New York Times.