Shannon Wheeler

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Shannon Wheeler
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Shannon Wheeler
Born (1966-08-13) August 13, 1966 (age 48)
Berkeley, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Publisher
Notable works
Too Much Coffee Man
Awards Eisner Award, 1995, 2011

http://www.tmcm.com

Shannon Wheeler (b. August 13, 1966) is an American cartoonist best known for creating the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man, and as a cartoonist for The New Yorker.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Shannon Wheeler grew up in Berkeley, California.[1]

Career[edit]

He started cartooning while at UC Berkeley, publishing his daily gag cartoons "Calaboose" and then "Tooth and Justice" in The Daily Californian.[citation needed]

He moved to Austin, Texas and created the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man as the star of a weekly comic strip in 1990. The character appeared in a series of self-published zines, comic books, magazines, and webcomics for a number of years, with collections published by Dark Horse Comics, culminating in 2006 with the Too Much Coffee Man Opera[2] (in one act), followed by Too Much Coffee Man Opera, The Refill (in two acts) in 2008.

From 2004 until 2008, Wheeler contributed to many of the Idiot's Guide books.[citation needed]

His weekly strip Postage Stamp Funnies appeared in the satirical newspaper The Onion until 2009, when he began contributing to The New Yorker magazine.[3] In 2010, Wheeler published a collection of his cartoons rejected by The New Yorker called I Thought You Would Be Funnier. While initially left off the ballot for the Eisner Awards for 2011,[4] the book went on to win Best Humor publication that year.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Wheeler lives in Portland, Oregon, with his twin sons.[1]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Solo work[edit]

  • Children with Glue (self-published, 1989; reissued by Blackbird Comics, 1991)
  • Too Much Coffee Man
    • Too Much Coffee Man Mini Comics (self-published, Austin, TX, 1992)
    • Too Much Coffee Man Comic Book (Adhesive Comics, Austin, TX, 1993–2001)
    • Too Much Coffee Man Webcomic by Shannon Wheeler (beginning in Austin, TX, 1995, ongoing)
    • Too Much Coffee Man's Guide for the Perplexed (Dark Horse, 1998) ISBN 1-56971-289-1
    • Too Much Coffee Man's Parade of Tirade (Dark Horse, 2000) ISBN 1-56971-437-1
    • Too Much Coffee Man's Amusing Musings (Dark Horse, 2001) ISBN 1-56971-663-3
    • Too Much Coffee Man Magazine (Adhesive Comics, Portland, OR, 2002–2006)
    • How to be Happy (Too Much Coffee Man) (Dark Horse, 2005) ISBN 1-59307-353-4
    • Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus (Dark Horse, August 2011) ISBN 1-59582-307-7
    • Too Much Coffee Man: Cutie Island and Other Stories (BOOM! Studios, March 2012) ISBN 1-60886-098-1
  • Wake Up and Smell the Cartoons (Mojo Press, 1997) ISBN 1-885418-18-3
  • Screw Heaven, When I Die I'm Going to Mars (Dark Horse, 2007) ISBN 1-59307-820-X
  • Postage Stamp Funnies (Dark Horse, 2008) ISBN 1-59307-983-4
  • I Thought You Would Be Funnier (BOOM! Studios, 2010) ISBN 1-60886-034-5
  • I Told You So (BOOM! Studios, May 2012) ISBN 1-60886-093-0
  • Astounding Villain House (Dark Horse, October 2013)

Collaborative works[edit]

  • Waiting for Justice, columns by Carolyn Jones, cartoons by Shannon Wheeler (The Daily Californian, Berkeley, California, 1987)
  • Jab (Adhesive Comics, 1992–1994) — Austin, TX-based anthology featuring Wheeler, Wiley Akins, Ashley Underwood, Tom King, Walt Holcombe, Rob Bostick, Mitchelle Crisp, Matthew Dutchman, Jason Storey, John Bruch, Lance Myers, Rick Klaw, and Joe Don Baker
  • Grandpa Won't Wake Up, written by Simon Max Hill, illustrated by Shannon Wheeler (BOOM! Studios, October 2011) ISBN 1-60886-092-2
  • Oil & Water, written by Steve Duin, illustrated by Shannon Wheeler (Fantagraphics, November 2011) ISBN 1-60699-492-1
  • God is Disappointed in You, written by Mark Russell, cartoons by Shannon Wheeler (Top Shelf, 2012) ISBN 978-1-60309-098-8

Stage[edit]

  • Too Much Coffee Man Opera (creator, co-librettist, producer) with Daniel Steven Crafts
  • Too Much Coffee Man Opera, The Refill (creator, co-librettist, producer) with Daniel Steven Crafts

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Korn, Peter (March 25, 2010). "In Character with Shannon Wheeler". Portland Tribune. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ TMCM at the Portland Center for Performing Arts
  3. ^ "Cartoons from the Issue of April 27, 2009". The New Yorker. 2009-04-29. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Eisner-Nominated ‘I Thought You Would Be Funnier’ Left off Eisner Ballot". Comics Alliance (Comics Alliance). 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  5. ^ "SDCC11: Live blogging the Eisners". Comics Beat (Comics Beat). 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  6. ^ "1995 Eisner Awards: For works published in 1994". Comic-Con.org. Archived from the original on April 27, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 Eisner Award Winners List". Comic-Con.org. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Congratulations to the 2011 Harvey Award Winners!: 2011 Harvey Award Nominees". HarveyAwards.org. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 

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