‘The Oatmeal’ set to promote new collection, book tour

June 4 marks the debut of Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby, Matthew Inman’s (The Oatmeal) first new collection in more than four years. Inman will kick off a multi-city tour on June 5, with an event at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., followed by events at the Strand (NYC), BookPeople (Austin), Tattered Cover (Denver) and Powell’s (Portland). Andrews McMeel Publishing anticipates a great launch week, as Inman has attracted capacity crowds with previous book tours.

Fans will revel in the new collection’s signature hilarity, which includes 50 percent never-before-seen comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies and pigeons. The book also features informative guides, such as “How to Comfortably Sleep Next to Your Cat” and “How to Walk a Human Being: A Guide for Dogs,” as well as an edifying pull-out poster.

With more than 7 million visitors to TheOatmeal.com each month, 4 million+ Facebook fans and nearly 1 million Instagram followers, Inman’s position as a leading web comic creator is secure and continues to grow. Over the years, TheOatmeal.com has accumulated more than 300 million visitors.

Inman is also the creator of Exploding Kittens, an extremely popular board game that held a Kickstarter record when it raised nearly $9 million at its introduction. Throw, Throw Burrito, his latest game incarnation, will be available in the coming weeks after a successful $2.5M+ Kickstarter campaign.

RSVP on Facebook to attend one of Inman’s upcoming book tour events.


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