It’s bad enough that my pal Shannon Wheeler is wildly funny and successful. I mean…his Too Much Coffee Man cartoons are some of my favorite comics. He’s also written an opera and–for several years–he published a national magazine.

So, of course I’m jealous and I secretly hate him.

But then he went too far. He went legitimate and started selling cartoons to The New Yorker.

And now?

Now Shannon is up for an Eisner award for a collection of the comics that The New Yorker rejected! His book, I Thought You Would be Funnier, has been nominated for “Best Humor Publication.”

And Shannon has the nerve to ask me to publicize his nomination and urge people to vote for him?

Uh, sure. Why not?