Q&A: The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman talks crowdfunding, creativity

You could say Matthew Inman is a bit of an overachiever.

While we might start a humor website, send the link to a few friends and be happy if they say it doesn’t suck, Inman will start a humor website that’s funny enough to bring in up to 7 million visitors every month.

While we might take up running and congratulate ourselves for finishing a 5K alive, Inman will take up running and finish marathons and a 50-mile ultra-marathon. He’ll post a funny illustrated story about it, too.

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, then, that when the high-achieving Inman — creator of the popular humor website The Oatmeal — recently turned his talents toward philanthropic crowdfunding, he again exceeded normal-person goals and expectations.

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