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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.