Aug. 8th 11:30am-noon KBOO interview

Sep. 14-15 SPX, Bethesda MD

Sep. 21-22 Rose City Comic Con, Portland OR

Oct. 4 Wordstock, Portland OR

Oct. 12 LitQuake, San Francisco CA

Oct. 12-13 APE, San Francisco CA

Nov.   TMCM Opera…Freight & Salvage, Berkeley CA




Friday, September 21, 2012 Open invite to the First Contact Show opening in NYC.

Thursday to Sunday, October 11-14, 2012 I’ll be at Wordstock in Portland, OR.
Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 2012 I’ll be attending the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, CA.
Wednesday to Sunday, July 11 to 15, 2012 I’ll be attending Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. At the BOOM! booth #2743. Also signing at Fantagraphics, booth #1718, on Friday, July 13th from 5:30 to 6:30.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 special guest at the Olympia Comics Festival in Olympia, WA.

Saturday – Sunday, April 28th to 29th, 2012 special guest at MoCCA Fest 2012 in New York City.


Friday to Sunday, March 30th to April 1st, 2012 at the BOOM! booth at Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, WA.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30, Talk and signing Oil and Water with Steve Duin and Mike Rosen at Audobon Society of Portland.


 Saturday, December 10, 2011, 1 – 4pm I’ll be signing Oil and Water with Steve Duin at I Like Comics in Vancouver, Washington. More information on the event is on Facebook.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 12 – 4pm An Oregon Historical Society event at the First Congressional Church at SW Park and Madison, Portland, OR. A bunch of authors will be there. I’ll be signing Oil and Water with Steve Duin and also the Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus.


November 28, 2011 at 7:30pm Beer & Books! Join us for the Oil and Water signing at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside. Come early and have beer on us at the Bridgeport Brew Pub at 5:30.


Sunday, November 20, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Miami Book Fair International in the Prometeo Theatre, Building 1, 1st Floor, Room 1101. It’s a panel on favorites and new classics from this year. Sheesh. What an honor.


Saturday to Sunday, November 19-20, 2011 at the Audoban Society of Portland’s Wild Arts Festival. I won’t be there, but the editor and co-author will be.


cartoon by Matt Bors

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:00-8:30 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Swigert Commons. FREE. A bunch of us are doing a panel about being creatives and relating that to political and social awareness.

 Friday to Sunday, October 28-30, 2011, at the 22nd International Comics Festival in Amadora, Portugal (just outside of Lisbon).

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10am to 5pm at the Bellingham Comic-Con in Ferndale, WA (just south of the Canadian Border).


Saturday – Sunday, October 8 – 9, 2011

I’ll have a table at booth #320 and some workshops and panels.


1-2 pm,  Oregon Cultural Trust Stage, Rm C120/121: ”Graphic Novels: Not Just for Geeks” Conversation + Book signing

3-4 pm, Wordstock Community Stage, Rm C123: ”Comics for Social Justice: The Making of Oil and Water“ Conversation + Book signing


12-1:15 pm, Rm C125: ”The Art of Graphic Narrative—from the single panel to the graphic novel” Workshop

4-5 pm, Rm C120/121: ”From Playboy to the Bible: Adapting Writing for Screen and Image” Conversation + Book Signing

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 6-9pm

“Shannon Wheeler’s One-One-One-One: One-Hundred-and-One One-Panel Comics, a One-Man Show” at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (Antoinette Hatfield Hall), 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR. Opening party for the exhibition. Come for the free snacks.


Saturday – Sunday, October 1-2, 2011


Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. I’ll have a table there (#246) and this year I’m a special guest. I did the poster, too. Four books are debuting here: TMCM OmnibusGrandpa Won’t Wake UpOil and Water, and a new edition of I Thought You Would Be Funnier.




2-3 pm: Signing Oil and Water at Fantagraphics, Booth 112/113/114/115.


4-5 pm: Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler- I talk about my work in comics, from start to now.


6-7 pm: Drawing Inspiration: The Secrets of Comics Creativity— Moderator Charles Brownstein (executive director, CBLDF), other APE special guests Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant!), Craig Thompson (Habibi), Matthew Thurber (1-800 MICE), Tom Neely (The Wolf) and I talk about creative inspirations.




12-1 pm: Indie Cartoonist Survival Guide: Part 3— Keith Knight moderates a panel with independent creators- Dan Cooney (Dan Cooney Art), Andy Ristaino (Adventure Time), Rebecca Sugar (Pug Davis), and me.


2-3 pm: Signing Oil and Water at Fantagraphics, Booth 112/113/114/115.



Saturday, August 20, 2011, 10am to 6pm at the Baltimore Comic-Con. I’ll be at the BOOM! Studios booth #1301, 1302 to sign the book I Thought You Would Be Funnier. Saturday, August 20, 2011, 4pm to 5pm at the Baltimore Comic-ConPanel: Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler. Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 7pm onwards at the Harvey Awards! Sunday, August 21, 2011 , 10am to 5pm at the Baltimore Comic-Con. I’ll be at the BOOM! Studios booth #1301, 1302 to sign the book I Thought You Would Be Funnier.


Find me at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con and help me get to the next place I’ll need to go:

Wednesday 7/20 – Sunday 7/24, Booth K13: Stop by and say hello. My booth is conveniently close to restrooms. There’ll also be original art, new coffee mugs, books, buttons, a zine and a different poster offered each day.

Thursday 7/21, 1-2pm, Room 30CDE: Watch me work at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s workshop.

CBLDF Master Sessions: Shannon Wheeler. From DIY zine making to the pages of the New Yorker and every flavor of independent press in between, Shannon Wheeler has distinguished himself for an ability to craft humor strips that are equal parts sardonic and existential. Take a close up look at his approach to creating cartoons and gain insight into the nuts and bolts of making cartoons that connect with editors and readers at this CBLDF Master Session! The pieces created during this event will be available for bidding in Saturday’s CBLDF Benefit Auction!

Thursday 7/21, daily 2-3pm,  Booth 2743: Visit me at BOOM! Studios, you can get a signed limited print – only available at BOOM!

Thursday 7/21, 6-7pm, Room 09: See my panel “Comics for Social Justice: The Making of Oil and Water”

Oil and Water is a book-length comic (Fantagraphics, Summer 2011) that is a partly fictionalized account of a 10-day trip 22 Oregonians (activists, teachers, business owners, scientists and artists) took last summer to “bear witness” to the BP oil spill. Shannon Wheeler will briefly present the historic impact of comics on issues of contemporary social relevance and give a quick overview of why this project was conceived and what it hopes to accomplish then present his sketches from the Gulf Coast and show how he and Duin transformed them into a compelling portrait of what hope and challenges remain along a ravaged coastline, and one awash in both seafood and oil, that will be changed as irrevocably as those Oregonians that chose to bear witness to the tragedy. Q&A session to follow.

Friday 7/22, daily 2-3pm,  Booth 2743: Visit me at BOOM! Studios, you can get a signed limited print – only available at BOOM!

Friday 7/22, 3:30-4:30pm, Booth 1500: I’ll be at Universal/GoComics. Get a signed TMCM poster!

Friday 7/22, 6-7pm, Room 09: See my panel: Marvel’s Strange Tales!

Excelsior! Show up early and stay late as some of the best Indy comic creators come out of the closet, revealing themselves as maniacal Marvel madmen. Witness twisted love of the mainstream. Forbidden fantasies fulfilled! Shannon “Too Much Coffee Man” Wheeler comes clean about his eco-terrorrist Red Skull. Jhonen “The Homicidal Maniac” Vasquez mulls over M.O.D.O.K. Jeffrey “Incredible Change-bots” Brown freaks the Fantastic Four. And more major terrific talents join this core crew, spilling secret stories from Marvel’s Strange Tales. And more! So much more!!!

Saturday 7/23, daily 2-3pm,  Booth 2743: Visit me at BOOM! Studios, you can get a signed limited print – only available at BOOM!

Saturday 7/23, 3:30-4:30, Rm 26AB: I’m moderating the panel with this year’s special guests Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.

Join Comic-Con special guests Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, with moderator (and Eisner nominee) Shannon Wheeler, for a multimedia panel spotlighting the creative couple’s past and future work. Paul and Anina will perform excerpts from their book Boilerplate, which has been optioned by J.J. Abrams; talk about their comic book careers and becoming accidental apostles of steampunk; and give a sneak peek at their upcoming book Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention.

Sunday 7/24, daily 2-3pm,  Booth 2743: Visit me at BOOM! Studios, you can get a signed limited print – only available at BOOM!