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.


  1. I’m really happy for Inman. He’s showing you can do your own thing and make your own comics and forge a new direction. I hope more people enjoy his type of success.

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