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The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce the addition of THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE cartoonist and TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN creator Shannon Wheeler to the lineup of guests for this year’s show, taking place the weekend of August 20-21, 2011.

Hot off an Eisner win for his collection of rejected NEW YORKER cartoons, I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER – published by BOOM! Town, the alt-lit imprint of BOOM! Studios – Wheeler will be found at the BOOM! Studios booth for the duration of Baltimore Comic Con. I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER is currently nominated for a Harvey in the Special Award for Humor in Comics.

This past spring BOOM! Studios announced a three book deal with Shannon Wheeler ushering in three new bodies of work under the BOOM! Town imprint. This fall see the release of the all-new original graphic novel GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP written by simon max hill, followed up this winter by a new collection of Wheeler’s signature creation with TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN: CUTIE ISLAND & OTHER STORIES, and finally next spring sees a sequel to the critically acclaimed I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, entitled I TOLD YOU SO – an all-new collection of rejected NEW YORKER cartoons!

TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN has had a storied publishing history, first self-published in the 90’s by Shannon Wheeler himself and then during the last decade by Dark Horse Entertainment from which previous volumes can still be purchased today.

This fall Fantagraphics will be releasing Wheeler’s OIL AND WATER, written by Steve Duin about the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill, and next year Top Shelf Productions will be releasing Wheeler’s GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU, a tongue-in-cheek retelling of the Bible written by Mark Russell.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21st.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

via Baltimore Comic Con

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