My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

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Random House, Inc.
One of the most promising young talents in cartooning makes his debut with a dazzling collection—part freakish dreamlife, part quirk-o-rama autobiography, all genius.

Long a fixture in comics anthologies, David Heatley's deceptively crude, wickedly observant drawings have begun showing up on theNew York Times op-ed pages and the cover of the New Yorker, introducing him to a vast new audience, Now, inMy Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (title courtesy of the Ramones song), we are treated to the full range of Heatley's remarkable, wildly unique voice and vision.

My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down is Heatley's life story told in six different but connected narrative threads. "Sex History" describes every sexual encounter dating back to kindergarten, with details that would make a therapist blush. "Black History" is an unflinchingly honest meditation on his own racism. "Portrait of My Mom" and "Portrait of My Dad" are beautifully paced vignettes, skewering and celebrating his lovably dysfunctional parents. "Family History" tells the story of his family from his great-great-grandparents' lives and closes with the birth of his own children. Woven in and around the larger pieces are "dream comics" that expand on the same themes with a baffling unconscious logic. Every inch ofMy Brain Is Hanging Upside Down is filled with visceral art and emotionally resonant storytelling at once stunning, truthful, and uncomfortably hilarious.

Baker & Taylor
A visual memoir recalls various aspects of the graphic novelist's life in five different, but connected narrative threads--"Sex History," "Black History," "Portrait of My Mom," "Portrait of My Dad," and "Family History."

Baker
& Taylor

A visual memoir by a popular graphic novelist recalls various aspects of his life in an entertaining volume that brings together six different but connected narrative threads--"Sex History," "Black History," "Portrait of My Mom," "Portrait of My Dad," "Family History," and "Dream Comics," which interweave in and around the other themes. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780375425394
037542539X
Branch Call Number: GX HEA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (some col.) ;,32 cm.

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