The Oatmeal is a website created in 2009 by Matthew Inman, who lives in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington, United States. The website features comics drawn by Inman, and occasional articles as well. As of 2010, The Oatmeal got more than four million unique visitors a month. In 2012, its annual revenue was around $500,000, 75% from merchandising and the rest from advertising. Inman started computer programming at the age of 13, and got a job as a programmer in Seattle at the age of 17. He created The Oatmeal on July 6, 2009. Inman, 27 describes himself as a very introverted person, and explains that when he was younger, he rarely talked to other kids at school and therefore had few friends.
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