Seattle’s Matthew Inman, better known as webcomic artist The Oatmeal, is loved by fans for his funny and biting observations on such topics as the technology world, the end of the world, and cats. Turns out some people like his work a little too much.
Inman has recently become embroiled in a public struggle against site called FunnyJunk that has been republishing his work, en masse, without credit. But he hasn’t lost his sense of humor or perspective.
“I realize that trying to police copyright infringement on the internet is like strolling into the Vietnamese jungle circa 1964 and politely asking everyone to use squirt guns,” he writes. “I know that if FunnyJunk disappeared fifty other clones would pop up to take its place overnight, but I felt I had to say something about what they’re doing.”
Read his post on the rest of the saga here.
Photo by Randy Stewart via Flickr.