The origin of ‘Too Much Coffee Man’ is revealed for the first time in this new confessional graphic novel by multi award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler.
Featuring decades of strips and comics with new sequential work connecting and commenting on each era, Wheeler analyzes formative periods in his life as a creator. College-era strips early in his cartooning career are mixed with new stories and gag comics to create a narrative arc that leads to Wheeler’s work on Postage Stamp Funnies and Villain House! Fans of Wheeler and the art of cartooning will enjoy this super-caffeinated collection detailing the origin of his most famous creation and his journey from cartooning for free for college papers to making a bit more money at The Onion, and ultimately making just a little bit more at The New Yorker–the apex job for a cartoonist!
Too Much Coffee Man: The Before Years HC collects comics from Wake Up and Smell the Cartoons and Children with Glue, Postage Stamp Funnies, Dark Horse Presents, and Shannon Wheeler’s gag strips and comics from the Daily Californian and the Daily Texan, as well as a new 32-page color comics section.