David Heatley's comics and drawings have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker and in every section of The New York Times. His work has also appeared in Granta, McSweeney's, Best American Comics (cover artist), Nickelodeon Magazine and Time Out among many others. His comics and illustrations have been published in the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and Australia.
Heatley's graphic memoir My Brain is Hanging Upside Down was published by Pantheon Books in 2008. He illustrated the Otis Dooda children's book series for MacMillan 2012 and 2013, recording 20 songs to accompany their publication.
Heatley is working on his second graphic memoir for Pantheon titled "Qualification," publication date TBD.