Profiled: Shannon Wheeler

Tim O’Shea talks to Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler to talk about the various projects he’s released including I Thought You Would Be Funnier, a Little Golden Book parody Grandpa Won’t Wake Up
co-created Oil and Water.

Tim O’Shea: Not many folks can say they’ve won an Eisner, but this year’s was actually your second Eisner win. How gratifying was it to get such validation again? Also, how amused were you that you won an award for a collection of work rejected by the New Yorker?

Shannon Wheeler: It was more moving than validating. I didn’t think I would win this time around. I swore I wouldn’t be one of those people who cry on stage at a stupid award ceremony. But once I got up and took the award in my hand I honestly choked up. It meant more to me than I thought.