Suddenly, someone remembers that Shannon Wheeler was up for the Eisners
Shannon Wheeler’s I Thought You Would Be Funnier (which I mentioned here back when it was called Nihilarity) was totally nominated for the Eisner’s Best Humor Publication Category, but it must’ve fallen behind the desk at Eisner central or something because it wasn’t on the ballot when the Eisner nominees went live. Anyway, the problem has since been rectified, and Mr. Wheeler’s been a pretty good sport about it.
Anyway, the I Thought You Would Be Funnier collection is being published through BOOM! Studios, an excellent publisher that has given the world some critically acclaimed comics like The Muppet Show, Darkwing Duck, and Invincible. To help drum up votes, they’ve provided the entirety of the book online … for free! (Sure, some of it reprints strips stuff on the Act-I-Vate site, though the book contains much more.)
If you wish the New Yorker strips were more funny and less snotty/indecipherable, you owe yourself a browse. I Thought You Would Be Funnier is up against Afrodisiac, by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca; Comic Book Guy: The Comic Book, by Ian Boothby, John Delaney, and Dan Davis; Drinking at the Movies, by Julia Wertz; Literature: Unsuccessfully Competing Against TV Since 1953, by Dave Kellett (a Sheldon collection); and Prime Baby, by Gene Luen Yang.