Comics, graphics, and quizzes from The Oatmeal are all over the Web, so we're lucky to catch its creator Matt Inman during his countrywide tour to support his new book, "5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth."
The book is a collection of Matt's favorite comics and includes 25 previously unseen works plus a pull-out poster included with every copy. We also have three signed copies of the book to give away on a future show, so check back for your chance to win.
Matt tells us about his history with the Internet with stories about how he came up with the name, his former obsession with Gillian Anderson from "The X-Files," and offers tips on what to do when you meet your idol--in this case, cartoon legend Gary Larson.
After the break, Matt pulls out his laptop and shows us how he creates characters using Adobe Fireworks, software usually designed for graphics editing that Matt appropriates for The Oatmeal.
Using just this software and an Apple Magic Mouse, he quickly takes us through the processing of designing one of his recurring characters--the angry fat man!
Stop by The Oatmeal to check out more of Matt's work. His new book is available for $7.71 on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
We'll end today's show with the Kodak Deal of the Day: a Lenovo Z560 Core i5 Dual 2.66GHz 16-inch LED laptop with free shipping for $599.99.
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