BOOM! Goes Too Much Coffee Man!
Official Press Release
December 22, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – This February, BOOM! Town issues the first all-new TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN work from Shannon Wheeler in 4 years! Share in the new, insightful, witty, nerve-jittering comedy of the stories that continue Eisner Award-winner Shannon Wheeler’s (I THOUGHT YOU’D BE FUNNIER, GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP) 20-year career. BOOM! Town offers this first-time-in-print, 192-page graphic novel of Wheeler’s classic character on the heels of his Eisner win for Best Humor Publication.
“I bought one of the original TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN mini-comics from Shannon himself back in Austin in 1990. Shannon and I go back that far, so it’s with great pride and joy that I point out that Shannon Wheeler is one of the alt-comix greats,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “I’ve avidly followed his continued posting of TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN online and couldn’t help but want to bring it all to print.”
“This character has been vital and relevant for 20 years and continues to be one of the gold standards in comic book humor!,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Too Much Coffee Man is an icon in the indie world and we have a chance to continue the legacy. Shannon’s long-underwear hero has displayed decades-long staying power. This beautiful graphic novel collects great new stories any fan, or TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN beginner will adore.”
TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN: CUTIE ISLAND tells the story of a cynical anxiety-riddled superhuman who waxes long on everything from politics to the state of the world to people along with other featured non-Coffee Man tales in Wheeler’s world.
TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN: CUTIE ISLAND is written and drawn by Shannon Wheeler (I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP). The book features 192-pages of story and carries a price point of $17.99 with a Diamond Code of DEC110934.
About BOOM! Town
BOOM!Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios that generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.