Eisner-Nominated ‘I Thought You Would Be Funnier’ Left off Eisner Ballot
“I thought it would be funnier If I got left off the Eisner ballot, but I guess not!” said cartoonist Shannon Wheeler in a press release discussing the accidental omission of his I Thought You Would Be Funnier graphic novel — which is nominated for Best Humor Publication — from the online ballot. A revised ballot is now available on Comic-Con’s website, but to make certain all eligible voters have a chance to read the sold-out book, publisher BOOM! Studios has made the entirety of I Thought You Would Be Funnier available to read for free online.Best known as the creator of Too Much Coffee Man, Shannon Wheeler is also a contributor to The New Yorker. In a move that is frankly brilliant, Wheeler compiled an entire book of rejected New Yorker cartoons, labeled it as such, completely sold out of the first print run and earned himself an Eisner nomination for Best Humor Publication. Unfortunately, the book was accidentally left off the online ballot for several days, but a new version can be found on Comic-Con’s Eisner Awards website and BOOM! has even offered to make copies available to eligible voters upon request.
BOOM! will release a new hardcover edition later this year, but for now, please enjoy this free digital version of Shannon Wheeler’s I Thought It Would Be Funnier.