|Born||October 17, 1974|
My Brain is Hanging Upside Down
David Heatley (born October 17, 1974) is an American cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and musician.
Though he studied painting and filmmaking at Oberlin College, Heatley started drawing comics regularly in the late 1990s. Since then, his comics and illustrations have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Mome, and Kramers Ergot, among others. He has been featured three times in the Best American Comics series. Fantagraphics has published two issues of his solo comic book series, Deadpan, and Pantheon Books released his first full-length book, My Brain is Hanging Upside Down, in September 2008.
Heatley's high school band Velvet Cactus Society released two albums on Shimmy Disc in the early 1990s. In 2008, he recorded (under his own name) a soundtrack to his graphic novel "My Brain is Hanging Upside Down", featuring a cover of The Ramones song by the same name. The soundtrack was released on WonderSound records.
Heatley lives in Jackson Heights, NY, with his wife Rebecca Gopoian (an agnostic, Jewish-Armenian poet) and their two children.
- My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Pantheon Books, September, 2008, ISBN 0-375-42539-X)
- Otis Dooda, written by Ellen Potter, Feiwel & Friends, 2013
- Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous, written by Ellen Potter, Feiwel & Friends, 2014
- Deadpan #1 (Fantagraphics)
- Deadpan #2 (Fantagraphics)
|Kramers Ergot 4||Gingko Press
|Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
May 14, 2004
|Original printing of "Portrait of My Dad";
a strip on the table of contents page.
|Kramers Ergot 5||Gingko Press
December 31, 2004
|15-page story: "My Sexual History"|
|Bête Noire #1||Fantagraphics
|The Education Of A Comics Artist||Allworth Press
May 1, 2005
|2-page strip called "How I Became the Cartoonist I am today."|
|Mome Vol. 1 - Summer 2005||Fantagraphics Books
September 12, 2005
|Part 1 of serial comic "Overpeck"|
|Mome Vol. 2 - Fall 2005||Fantagraphics
November 30, 2005
|Part 2 of serial comic "Overpeck"|
|Mome Vol. 3 - Winter 2006||Fantagraphics
April 24, 2006
|Part 3 of serial comic "Overpeck"|
|Mome Vol. 4 - Spring/Summer 2006||Fantagraphics
July 31, 2006
|The Best American Comics 2006||Best American
October 11, 2006
|"Portrait of My Dad"|
|Mome Vol. 6 - Winter 2007||Fantagraphics
January 16, 2007
|Mome Vol. 7 - Spring 2007||Fantagraphics
May 22, 2007
|The Best American Comics 2007||Best American
October 10, 2007
|cover art; 10 pages of dream comics|
|The Best American Comics 2008||Best American
October 8, 2008
|An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories: Volume 2||Yale University Press
October 21, 2008
|Kramers Ergot 7||Buenaventura Press
November 1, 2008
- Duin, Steve. "David Heatley", The Oregonian, October 24, 2008. Accessed October 24, 2008.
- Heatley's Facebook profile. Accessed Feb. 5, 2009.
- promotional page for Best American Comics 2007
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
- David Heatley's artist page at Drawger