Comic Review: Why Did We Trust Him? (IDW Publishing/Top Shelf Productions)

In a new collection of single-panel cartoons, Shannon Wheeler gives us more of his thought-provoking visual vocabulary. This collection, Why Did We Trust Him?, is from IDW. Shannon Wheeler, of […]

In a new collection of single-panel cartoons, Shannon Wheeler gives us more of his thought-provoking visual vocabulary. This collection, Why Did We Trust Him?, is from IDW.

Shannon Wheeler, of Too Much Coffee Man fame, is at it again. His strengths are in skewering modern life, and delivering a twist to our understanding of everyday situations. Those twists are brought to old gag cartoon tropes such as the ‘desert’ island, or the wise old man on the mountain, or how two goldfish converse in a bowl. No worries, Wheeler has something new to show.

Or if it’s new situations like charging your phone, or bringing your work home at night, you can trust Wheeler to bring along a nuance, an unplayed Royal Flush, a bird-in-the-hand. A new idea, realized.

It’s a fascinating blend, then, of the trite-updated, and the never anticipated but definitely appreciated. A black and white collection of amusings.

IDW, Why Did We Trust Him, $14.99 for 124 pages of content. Assume Teen

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!