- Tapa dura: 1 páginas
- Editor: Pantheon; Edición: 01 (1 de septiembre de 2008)
- Colección: Pantheon Graphic Novels
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 037542539X
- ISBN-13: 978-0375425394
- Valoración media de los clientes: 1 opinión de cliente
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº862.228 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Pantheon Graphic Novels) (Inglés) Tapa dura – sep 2008
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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.
Biografía del autor
David Heatley played the Baby Jesus at a Christmas pageant in 1974, months after he was born. A few years later, his family moved to Teaneck, NJ, where they became disenchanted with Catholicism
and joined an Episcopal church which might have had the worse liturgical music in the country. Heatley was confirmed at the age of 13 and stopped going to church the following year. After a decade-and-a-half of self-destructive behavior, he had a spiritual awakening while visiting California in 2001about which, more later. Heatley now lives in Jackson Heights, NY, with his wife Rebecca Gopoian (an agnostic, Jewish-Armenian poet), and their two awesome children. This is his first book. Go easy on him.
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Comienza con mucho humor, con revelaciones sonrojantes del autor hasta el punto de hermanarnos con él y aceptar todo lo que viene.
Muy adictivo y entretenido, te encuentras a ti mismo pasando páginas y páginas de esta ligerísima lectura.
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Divided into 5 sections, the first two were of most interest to the current reviewer (the latter 3 concerned with parents were much less entertaining, and certainly less funny, than the likes of `The Modern Parents' of the British monthly adult comic `Viz'. Blatantly honest in reportage (including sexually explicit illustrations, tho' slightly censored in places, and containing street language unacceptable to many), the first chapter is openly exhibitionist with regards the author/artist's sexual history covering the initial 30 yrs of his life. Different numbers of years are unequally represented over some 100 strips, with some covering as few as a single picture, others more than 10 strips of a page. Continuity is not ambiguous, however, and will be of much documentary interest to both the social and psychosexual historian of the era. The final 8 strips suggest a `coming to terms' with (instead of a `coming out' as some might have expected !), with the main character's finally claiming to enjoy a heterosexual relationship as a family man.
Of even more interest to some, and for the same reasons as expressed above, the second (and largest) `chapter' explores unusually candid, if quirky, snapshot viewpoints, as expressed by a white teenager (the artist/author) trying to live peaceably amongst African-American friendships through an era of racial tension and `troubled' neighbourhoods. Indeed, the issues explored here provide valuable first-person reflections concerning the tensions associated with both racial integration and isolationist perspectives, whilst also addressing early testimony (perhaps unwitting on the part of the author here), with regards gun-related school shooting incidents.
Also himself a rap/techno lyricist, sociocultural historians (and less the psychoanalysts this time ?), may find the addition of commentary with regards contemporary street and ethnic music to be of interest - though others may be completely lost to the significance of these frequent references (in the same way mention of the adult comic Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, and Cheech & Chong lyrics will mean little to the current generation !). Indeed the very title of this book is taken from a pop-song of the current era as portrayed (The Ramones, 1985), which otherwise has little, if anything to say about the brain, apart from a single strip panel in `Dad' called `Machine', which shows a video-gaming machine-like set up which "can generate a map of how your brain stores information". Altogether, this book is a read not for other than the open-minded, in search of adult comic relief.
Dr. Tony Dickinson,
Academic Research Laboratory, HK.
Another reviewer said this book us one you will clutch to your heart or throw out - I wanted to embrace it, but the bad art was a serious turn off. People will think I'm intolerant and like the critics who lambasted the Impressionists, too stupid to understand great art - whatever. I fall into the group who throws this book out.