An illustrated book about cats, dogs, and babies from The Oatmeal.

Why my cat is more impressive than your baby
A new book from The Oatmeal, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you
This is a collection of comics about cats, dogs, and babies.
How to tell if your cat thinks you're not that big of a deal
160 pages of comical delights Get a copy
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The Oatmeal Book Tour

Book Tour

The book tour has ended. Thanks to everyone who attended!

The Oatmeal will be traveling to various bookstores to give lectures about spiders and meat. He will also be signing books and possibly drawing pictures.

Admission is free* and books will be available for purchase at every event.

* Except for the Strand in NYC (which requires a book purchase to attend.)

Washington, DC

Event Details

Wednesday, June 5


Politics & Prose Union Market

270 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

RSVP here

New York, NY

Event Details

Thursday, June 6


The Strand

828 Broadway, NY NY 10003

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Austin, TX

Event Details

Friday, June 7th



603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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Denver, CO

Event Details

Monday, June 10th


Tattered Cover (Colfax)

2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

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Beaverton, OR

Event Details

Tuesday, June 11th


Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, 97005

RSVP here

If possible, please RSVP on Facebook. It's not required, but it gives us a rough idea of how many people to expect.

About the author

Matthew Inman is the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and the #1 New York Times best-selling author of How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You. Matthew also co-created the popular Exploding Kittens card game.

Since being founded in 2009, his work on has been read by over 300 million people.

Matt visits a cat sanctuary Matthew visited a cat sanctuary and was decidedly popular.

All images are copyright © 2019 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal.

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