Top Shelf Productions
May 31, 2016
5.3 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Mark Russell is the author of not one, but two, books about the Bible: God Is Disappointed in You and Apocrypha Now. In addition, he is the writer behind various DC comic books such as Prez, The Flintstones, and Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. He lives in obscurity with his family in Portland, Oregon.
Shannon Wheeler is an American cartoonist best known for creating the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man, and as a cartoonist for The New Yorker. He started cartooning while at UC Berkeley, publishing his daily gag cartoons Calaboose and then Tooth and Justice in The Daily Californian. He moved to Austin, Texas and created the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man as the star of a weekly comic strip in 1990. He eventually published the character in a series of self-published zines, comic books, magazines, and webcomics for a number of years, culminating in 2006 with the Too Much Coffee Man Opera (in one act), followed by Too Much Coffee Man Opera, The Refill (in two acts) in 2008. Wheeler's weekly strip Postage Stamp Funnies appeared in the satirical newspaper The Onion until 2009, when he began contributing to The New Yorker magazine. In 2010, Wheeler published a collection of his cartoons rejected by The New Yorker called I Thought You Would Be Funnier.
"Accurate yet rib-tickling, these scriptural riffs are perfect for fans of Monty Python's Life of Brian." -- Publishers Weekly "Pairing Russell's irreverent prose interpretations of Biblical legend with Wheeler's droll single-panel cartoons... it's a jam-packed read that turns these ancient texts into engaging, accessible narratives, with a strong sense of humor." -- The AV Club "Apocrypha Now isn't a fraction as disrespectful as it might appear, though much of the source material was deemed heretical when it was stricken from the Good Book hundreds of years ago. But it is completely enjoyable, accessible and educational." -- Paste "Apocrypha Now is everything you never knew you always wanted from the Bible." -- Daily Kos "If you have ever heard of the Gnostic Gospels or Nag Hammadi, and wondered what was up with that, Apocrypha Now is an excellent primer....Fascinating." -- Ink 19