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makey 35 first panel Bringing Makey the Robot to Life

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I first met Shannon Wheeler in the 1990s, at ArmadilloCon, the influential Austin science fiction convention. He gave me a mini-comic of his Too Much Coffee Man (TMCM) strips and I’ve been a fan ever since. The lovable existentialism of the title character, a layabout not-so-superhero, with a giant coffee cup on his head (who gets his power from caffeine and nicotine) has endured. Shannon still does weekly TMCM strips on his tmcm.com site. He also does work for The Onion and The New Yorker, and his comics in The New Yorker even won him a 2011 Eisner Award.

I was thrilled to hunt down Shannon at the 2012 Comic-Con, where we enthusiastically started discussing the possibility of him doing a regular comic for MAKE. He was a fan of the magazine already and was anxious to explore the idea of working with us.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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