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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 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.