Great comic on creative work in the Internet age


57 Responses to “Great comic on creative work in the Internet age”

  1. theoatmeal says:

    I think ur a dumbshit fagpoop LOL

  2. limbclock says:


  3. khaxan says:

    Haha Matthew Behave! hahahahaha

  4. PlutoniumX says:



  5. Andrew Burns says:

    This sounds like it was written by a hipster goat…  without pants on.

  6. her face confuses my penis LOL

  7. Butter says:

    This is shit. You are shit.

  8. There are times when I love the Internet. This is one of those times.

  9. acerplatanoides says:


  10. Bink Binkerson says:

    Time to blame something on Obama!

  11. arzvi says:

    Blame the war! Blame Obama! rofl

  12. Bob Sly says:


  13. alesloan says:

    911 was a conspiracy! Why else would it match the phone number for emergency? WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

  14. Vikki Fraser says:

    All of the Oatmeal people look the same, be more creative huh

  15. Gilles Duthen says:

    This is a very buddhistic way of seeing things

  16. Ito Kagehisa says:

    Is it just me, or are Mr. Inman’s depictions of himself getting fatter all the time?

  17. My personal experience is that I can avoid negative comments simply by working in obscurity.  By avoiding the production of anything of popular interest, I have been quite successful at keeping the comments that I get on YouTube up on a positive level.  But, yes, I do feel sorry for those people who can’t help but make things that many people like.  On the bright side, popularity is fleeting.

  18. henreeG says:

    lol the comments are better than the comic.
    i like turtles.

  19. nixiebunny says:

    If you read Questionable Content, then you know all about this stuff. 

  20. cellocgw says:

    Sorry to post something serious here, but:  this is not news, nor is it special to the internet.  Anyone vaguely public used to risk scathing reviews in magazines and newspapers (see “Guy Fieri in NYC” for a recent example).  It happened, and happens, to actors, politicians, athletes, performers, etc.  About the only  new-ish thing is that, thanks to  software tools that let any 75-IQ or higher set up a blog or twitter account, all sorts of idiots are going public without a clue as to what happens to public figures.

  21. mindysan33 says:

    This cartoon is sexist and all the comments here are sexist!

    EDIT: Also, this place was sooo much better before all these hipsters started showing up… HIPSTERS SUCK!!! ESPECIALLYY SEXAISTS ONES!!!!

  22. blueelm says:


  23. Jellodyne says:

    Christ, what a great guy!

  24. mrtut says:

    Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect, people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

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  25. Visual artist Chuck Close had a similar perspective on inspiration and creative professionals:

    “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”

  26. Snarf says:

    I was going to say something almost serious like : “I figured out that the work I produced when I felt inspired wasn’t any different from the work I produced when I felt uninspired — at least a few months later” is a very wise thing and I am glad that I have finally learned the same thing myself. 

    But this comment thread seems to be the wrong place so instead I’ll say :”Fake! It’s shopped!”

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