When thinking of a subject to write about for the website, Inman simply picks something he is interested in. But as he finds it difficult to do over long periods, because of the lack of social contact, he often goes to a coffee shop to work.
As of 2012 with titles such as "What it's like to own an Apple product", "What your e-mail address says about your computer skills", "How the male angler fish gets completely screwed", "8 websites you need to stop building", "How to name a volcano", "15-ish things worth knowing about coffee" and "How a web design goes straight to hell." In "The State of the Web (Winter 2010)", Inman created the Tumbeasts as a reaction to Tumblr's regular downtimes, as a parody of the Twitter Fail Whale, and urged Tumblr to use them, which they did for a short time.
Also I really want to put together an i Phone/i Pad/Android app — particularly on the i Pad because that device is perfect for reading comics.
Regarding regular Oatmeal comics, you can definitely expect approximately ten buttcraptons of new material in 2011.
This comic was inspired by this three-part series on the backfire effect from the You Are Not So Smart Podcast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housefly#Life_cycle Exploding in a vacuum
If you want to learn more about the backfire effect and other related behaviors (confirmation bias, deductive reasoning, etc), I highly recommend listening to the whole thing: Podcast Part 1 - Podcast Part 2 - Podcast Part 3 I would also like to thank my wonderful girlfriend Theresea for calling my attention to the backfire effect in the first place.
Inman's wry observations on the absurdity of life, both on and offline, coupled with humorous illustrations, are shared by thousands across social networks, and are about to get analog with a coming-soon book.