Shannon Wheeler

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Shannon Wheeler
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Shannon Wheeler
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
Too Much Coffee Man

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

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. He eventually published the character in a series of self-published zines, comic books, magazines, and webcomics for a number of years, 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.

As of March 2010, Wheeler lived in Portland, Oregon, with his twin sons.[1]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Books by Shannon Wheeler

Collaborative Works

Stage[edit]

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

Self-publications[edit]

  • Waiting for Justice columns by Carolyn Jones, cartoons by Shannon Wheeler (Berkeley, California, 1987)
  • Children with Glue by Shannon Wheeler (Berkeley California, 1989)
  • Too Much Coffee Man Mini Comics by Shannon Wheeler (Austin, TX, 1992)
  • Too Much Coffee Man Webcomic by Shannon Wheeler (beginning in Austin, TX, 1992, ongoing)
  • Too Much Coffee Man Comic Book by Shannon Wheeler (Austin, TX, 1993–2001)
  • Jab
  • Too Much Coffee Man Magazine published by Shannon Wheeler (Portland, OR, 2002–2006)

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. ^ "1995 Eisner Awards: For works published in 1994". Comic-Con.org. Archived from the original on April 27, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011 Eisner Award Winners List". Comic-Con.org. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "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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