Eisner reading: I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER now online

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Tis the season for sampling Eisner nominees!

The Eisner Awards ballot went online last week — meaning eligible voters (comics professionals) everywhere were racing to record their picks for the best of 2010.

However, one book unintentionally was left OFF the ballot: Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, published by BOOM! Studios, was omitted in the Best Humor Publication category. The book is a collection of Wheeler’s rejected New Yorker cartoon submissions.

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The ballot has now been updated, but many people have already voted — however, they can still change their votes if the Wheeler opus is the one they prefer.

In order to give the book even more of a chance, BOOM! has made the whole thing available to read online for FREE — see above. And they are also making selected physical copies available to eligible voters.

“I thought it would be funnier if I got left off the Eisner ballot, but I guess not!” said Shannon Wheeler.

“When we didn’t see Shannon’s book on the 2011 Eisner Awards ballot, we thought the joke was on us!” said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “But now that the good folks at the Eisner Awards have fixed the glitch, we’re offering voters a chance to experience the unrelenting hilarity of I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER for free. So be sure to get your free copy and take another look at your vote for Best Humor Publication!”


The press release notes that I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER is actually sold out from BOOM! but they have nick-and-dent copies available to send out. Those eligible Eisner voters whh’d like a copy should email freefunnier@boom-studios.com with their eligibility status to have a physical copy sent out to you!

A new giftable hardcover edition of I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER will be available in the fall.

Comments

  1. A replay of near misses. There are a few funny ones here and there. I especially like the cover gag.

  2. Jackie Estrada says:

    Also briefly off the online ballot was the Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis, which should have been listed under Best Graphic Album-Reprint.

    As noted, if you are a comics professional you can vote. And once you mark your ballot, you can go back and change it at any point up until the deadline of June 13.

  3. Thanks for the heads up about the Crisis being left off the ballot. I’ll spread the word.

  4. Of course all this material has been posted on the ACT-I-VATE website for free for some time.

    http://act-i-vate.com/96.comic

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