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Shannon Wheeler Asks Why ‘Grandpa Won’t Wake Up’ In Faux Children’s Book [Preview]

Fresh off his Eisner win for this year’s I Thought You Would Be Funnier, a collection of cartoons rejected by The New Yorker, Shannon Wheeler is back with a new project that some people may also find objectionable, or at least feel a little guilty about laughing about. Grandpa Won’t Wake Up is illustrated by Wheeler from a story by Simon Max Hill, and depicts the extremely grim but increasingly outrageous attempts of two children to wake their sleeping grandfather, who is actually dead. Published by BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Town imprint, the book is a dark parody of the classic 1940s Little Golden children’s titles like The Little Red Hen, and debuts this weekend at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. You can check out a preview after the cut.For those of you very sick, twisted children who might be in San Francisco this weekend, Wheeler will be on hand at APE with limited edition copies of Grandpa Won’t Wake Up, which you can find at booth #247. The book goes on sale in finer comic shops and bookstores October 5.

Multiple Eisner Award winner, sensational New Yorker cartoonist and legendary indie comix creator Shannon Wheeler proudly debuts his latest book GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP at this year’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) on October 1st and 2nd at the Concourse Exhibition in San Francisco, CA where Wheeler serves as a special guest of the show.

Published by BOOM! Town, BOOM! Studios’ lit-comix imprint, and written by collaborator simon max hill, GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP is not the children’s book your mother read to you! Best known for TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN and the recent Eisner Award-winning collection I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Shannon Wheeler brings you this Li’l Golden parody that takes a look at the lighter side of discovering a cadaver in your living room. See what ridiculous lengths will be reached in trying to wake up Grandpa…and were those fishnets really necessary?

Wheeler will be signing limited edition signed and numbered copies of GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP on a first come, first serve basis all during APE at the BOOM! Town booth #247. GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP debuts in stores on October 5th, 2011.

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