Another example of a stylized and exciting autobiographical work, the comic continues to dig intimate tracks and David Heatley pushes the boundaries of the genre.
Funny that such focus still seems original comics, the approach is not too new nowadays, BD blogs have continued to spread the intimate and designed to make the public familiar. But saturation still seems distant, comics seems not trigger the same reaction scared that self-fiction in French literature "still dripping rantings of an author is pouring out, ugh!". The originality is even possible or even promised, when a new intimate graphic novel project arises.
At least in my mind; perhaps it just related to my youth in the area. On reflection, I read autobiographical graphic novels since 4 years ago ...
Nevertheless, subjects drawn explorations remain vast, little saturated precedents for comics and David Heatley did not choose the simpler, less ambitious. Dreams, sex, race relations, compared to the mother or the father, family history, fatherhood. Yet many of us wonder about these topics, then is not it a bit exaggerated to use the term "brain upside down"?
But the title is not only describes the neurotic condition of the boy David and his quest for meaning at different levels, it is compared to the same characteristics of the collection. Heatley chose a rather fascinating systematic approach, dedicating a chapter to each of its major areas of hesitation, "sex", "race", "mother", "family" ... Why not, thought the innocent reader, browsing first pages of the first chapter, gender: boards dreams, small precipitates surreal in a page or two - entertaining, slightly confusing, unoriginal. Then came a populated board with tiny squares (6 x 8 by pages), characters like scribbled some naked or hidden stroke of a pink highlighter, kissing, the avatar of the ubiquitous author. Who is it ?