Introduce yourself and explain what you'll do in today's chat.
I love your work. Thanks for the creativity, talent, and humor. I especially enjoy your take on cats. Are you a cat lover or are they just favorite subjects of yours?
I love your style! Where do you hang out in Seattle so I can bask in your awesomeness and the awesomeness of those around you? Also, more kitty cartoons please!
Farm animals in wizard outfits playing D&D
How did you come to develop The Oatmeal? What do you do in addition to (or what DID you do prior to) The Oatmeal comics/postings? P.S. Funniest. postings. ever.
I've always wondered what a snake ice skating would look like. Can you solve my problem?
"The Oatmeal" -- How did you come up with that name?
Is there anything in particular you do to stay motivated/inspired? Where (or to whom) do you turn when you need to revive that creative spark?
What do you think a typical reader of your comics look like/what is their thought process? Can you draw one?
Why is it that you usually portray humans as ugly/fat/disgusting? Is this a reflection of your own views of society or are you just making fun of everyone?
How did you come up with the idea of tile-based icons for your site? It is wonderful and is now being applied to a large number of places including Windows.
Draw that crazy [person]! (please :)
I wanted to ask you how you live on a diet of crickets and whiskey. Sounds like a quick way to get rickets. Do you work out?
Did you base the "Why working from home is awesome/horrible" comic on any real experiences?
[From the producer]
Here are some of the requests you have gotten. Can you pick one and draw it?
- A white-trash panda
- Skydiving rainbow penguins
- Stalin breakdancing
- A llama-dinosaur breathing fire
- A bichon frise eating a cat
How did you learn to use Fireworks so well?
Matt, would you describe yourself as more of a geek or a dork? I mean really, you're probably neither. I imagine you to be this super suave sexy guy with geeky tendencies. Would you agree?
Whats your opinion on people that really put in a lot of effort to have that extreme hipster look? what do you think about the 'movement' in general? You should make a comic about how they are so 'alternative' that they are now mainstream :P
How has the book tour been going? Any interesting stories on the road? Strange fan interaction? We are looking forward to see you when you come to Md.
You've posted a few over-the-top negative e-mails in the past, and they're pretty hilarious. What's the worst one you've received that you haven't posted?
More choices to draw
- A whale parachuting
- Lady Gaga, illustrating how overrated she is
- A gorilla in labor wearing a wedding dress
- A swan holding a dagger
- A fat road cyclist
Last question: Do you have friends or family members who do not find "The Oatmeal" as humorous as your fans do?
That's all the time we have. Thanks for watching!