Under the name The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman has made a career out of making absurd, hilarious comics. Whether the subject matter is mundane (grammar, cats) or bizarre (the sex lives of angler fish, utilikilts), his particular genius lies in tapping into the Internet zeitgeist and delivering the kind of belly laughs that get shared, liked and posted all over Facebook.
Not content to be the Internet’s favorite cartoonist, Inman has broadened his reach into the real world with a handful of collections, including the brand-new Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, which is packed with forty pages of new, never-before-seen Oatmeal funnies, along with some of his online material. He’s also thrown in a pull-out poster of his popular comic about the joys and horrors of working from home.
Inman will speak and sign Grizzly Bears tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. Free tickets for seats will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:30 p.m., and the event starts at 7:30 p.m. The book sells for $16.99; for more information, visit tatteredcover.com.
Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2013