A new book by Matthew Inman is coming out, collecting his comics from The Oatmeal. It’s called Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, and the title alone includes two funny things: bears and underpants. Put them together and you have a guy who obvioulsy knows his way around a comedy sound or two. Inman has more info here, and when the book went live on Amazon the other night, it was briefly the #7 book OVERALL. Not in comics, on the main list. Sine then it’s cooled off to #12 overall.
Inman’s previous two books—5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You—also sold like gangbusters, and landed on many a best-seller list, making Inman one of the most successful webcartoonsits going.
This volume includes classic strips like Dear Sriracha Rooster Sauce and What it’s like to own an Apple product; it comes out October 1st.
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.