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Shannon Wheeler – from Too Much Coffee Man to “I Don’t Get It”

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When I first started branching out from superhero comics in the ’90s, I found Too Much Coffee Man. Having a 12-cup a day habit of my own at the time, I felt like I needed to read this book, and sure enough, I loved it. When I saw that Boom was releasing a third collection of writer/artist Shannon Wheeler’s cartoons – a “best of” collection of cartoons Wheeler created for The New Yorker magazine that weren’t accepted for publication, I jumped at the chance to check it out.

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The book is hilarious. A lot of the humor is subtle – they’re submissions to The New Yorker, folks, no slapstick here – and the wit is as dry as a martini. There were some cartoons that made me laugh out loud, and some that I had to re-read once or twice, to make sure I didn’t miss something (I did). It’s New Yorker with a dash of The Far Side for good measure, and it’s all Shannon Wheeler. And while you’re at it, hit Wheeler’s website once in a while – he’s got webcomics aplenty.

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The book hits shelves on Wednesday, January 22nd. While you’re at it, pick up his other stuff, including his Eisner Award winner, I Thought You Would Be Funnier.

I DON’T GET IT
Writer & Artist: Shannon Wheeler
Publisher: Boom! Town
Price: $17.99
UPC: 978161398259451799
Diamond ID: NOV130881

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About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at http://roespot.blogspot.com, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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