Too Much Coffee Man is an extension of the American comic book creator Shannon Wheeler’s project of the same name. It used to be an infrequent satire on coffee, consumerism and life in general. Now it’s exactly the same, only in magazine form – so articles are rife and ... Read review
Paperback. Pub Date: 2012 Pages: 192 in Publisher: BOOM! Studios A new cartoon collection ... more
from the mind of Eisner Award-winning Harvey-nominated and current New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler! Too Much Coffee Man the long -underwear-clad hero. returns to the printed page in his first new adventures since having his life remade in opera form. Wheeler remains one of the best satirists of a generation. lending a hilariously cynical eye to Too Much Coffee Man's struggle to make sense of the ever-changing modern world - with a space-octopus thrown in for good measure. of course.
"Antihero comic strip Too Much Coffee Man is deep, full-bodied and steeped in angst", says ... more
The Washington PostToo Much Coffee Man (TMCM) is a caffeinated antihero who is steadily moving up the ladder of popularity. Starting from such diverse beginnings as a weekly cartoon in the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman (circ. 180,000) and one of the bestselling alternative comic books, he now has been seen in such diverse locations as TV Guide, MTV, and an animated Converse shoe commercial.With his bulging eyes and coffee cup head, he dispenses a steady pour of humor cynical enough for the alienated, optimistic enough for the deluded. Take, for instance, his morning prayer to his (Coffee) Maker, "I am humbled by your odoriferous outpouring. You inspire me to rise from my bed and motivate me through my morning rituals. I can now endure the hardships of an otherwise banal and meaningless existence". Or how about Too Much Coffee Man's sidekick, Too Much Espresso Man, who proclaims, "If you can't be happy, force it"?"It's metaphor", creator Shannon Wheeler says of coffee. "It's a keyhole into what's wrong with my brain. If I wrote only about coffee, I'd run dry. There's about eight coffee jokes, but there's gotta be at least 25 jokes about emotional problems. Too Much Coffee Man is a strip about manic-depressive, obsessive-compulsive behavior disorders for the whole family"."If one cup makes me feel me good, two cups will make me feel better". -- Too Much Coffee Man"Unrequited love is like hitting your head against a wall that isn't there". -- Too Much German White Chocolate Woman With Almonds
Hard to find, might be too 'alternative' for some tastes
"...cup on his bonce) and Too Much German White Chocolate Woman With Almonds has an almond on her face. What I really like about the characters is that they’re all an extension of the same mindset. None of them are innocent of not being stupid at times, no one is the leader, and they’re just caught up in the machine like the rest of us. This kind of honest comic book writing draws me in – it’s not about the fancy drawings, but ..."
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