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Publisher Comments:

From the pages of The Onion, and the wry mind of cartoonist Shannon Wheeler comes the year's funniest - and most charmingly packaged - collection of new comics you'll see this year. For more than ten years Wheeler has cultivated a distinctly pointed and playful sense of humor in the pages of his independent comics, Too Much Coffee Man and How to Be Happy. Postage Stamp Funnies frames his wit with even more focus, as each cartoon delivers its punch in a single postage stamp-sized panel.

Review:

"The best thing about this project by Too Much Coffee Man creator Wheeler is its package: three tiny hardcover books inside a minuscule slipcase that recalls Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library. The books themselves collect the weekly comic strip Wheeler draws for the Onion: a single gag panel the size of a postage stamp. The jokes themselves are, by necessity, mighty simple — so simple, in fact, that they're not actually all that funny, despite the classic magazine-cartoon setups most of them riff on. The most charitable interpretation is that Wheeler is trying to devise gags that just barely qualify as humor. (Woman to duck: 'I've had it with your fowl language.' Chess piece: 'I'm sick of being a pawn.' One man on a park bench to another: 'I feel like I should be saying something funny.' That's over 3% of the cartoons in this set right there, and quite a few of the rest are poop jokes.) Occasionally, hints of Wheeler's warm, fluid linework from his bigger work shine through the format's enforced minimalism, and there are a few bits of cute formal play (a man yelling 'Aaarg!' as he's skewered by the tail of his own word balloon, for instance)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781593079833
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Illustrator:
Wheeler, Shannon
Author:
Dark Horse
Author:
Wheeler, Shannon
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Subject:
Cartoons
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
SET HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
5.12x4.74x1.42 in. .28 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » Comics
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General
Fiction and Poetry » Small Press » General

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Product details 96 pages Dark Horse Comics - English 9781593079833 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The best thing about this project by Too Much Coffee Man creator Wheeler is its package: three tiny hardcover books inside a minuscule slipcase that recalls Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library. The books themselves collect the weekly comic strip Wheeler draws for the Onion: a single gag panel the size of a postage stamp. The jokes themselves are, by necessity, mighty simple — so simple, in fact, that they're not actually all that funny, despite the classic magazine-cartoon setups most of them riff on. The most charitable interpretation is that Wheeler is trying to devise gags that just barely qualify as humor. (Woman to duck: 'I've had it with your fowl language.' Chess piece: 'I'm sick of being a pawn.' One man on a park bench to another: 'I feel like I should be saying something funny.' That's over 3% of the cartoons in this set right there, and quite a few of the rest are poop jokes.) Occasionally, hints of Wheeler's warm, fluid linework from his bigger work shine through the format's enforced minimalism, and there are a few bits of cute formal play (a man yelling 'Aaarg!' as he's skewered by the tail of his own word balloon, for instance)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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