OATMEAL HATH ARRIVED.

BREAKING NEWS. Mr. Oatmeal here, typing during the wee hours of the night to convey to you this very special message.

As you may have known, it’s been a very hectic 24 hours here at Oatmeal HQ. Commanders in Chief Claire and Trisha have been scrambling to put together the finest works (created by a lot of you!) known to man, works that will not only withstand the test of time but the test of cyberspace itself. It’s been a long long road of wordpressing and doodling, but as RAW OATS!: ORIGINS comes straight off the digital press and into your welcoming lap(top), we couldn’t be more proud.

In this first issue, you will find narratives of pensive mornings, drifting afternoons, and quiet sunsets; you will find love, loss, and unlikely friendship; you will find elation, you will find wonder, you will find a corncake recipe, you will find how to move.

We encourage you to get lost in the maze we’ve made, and to click to your heart’s desire. We extend our hearty thanks to all of the contributors to this issue, who had to put up with frazzled responses, arrogant editorialship (sorriez!), and the insertion of sometimes-fitting, sometimes-breakfasting doodles into your pieces.

What’s going to happen from here? Well, we hope to continue our quest to share the oatmeal. We will always be looking for submissions and for suggestions, for tips and tricks of the trade, for new oatmeal recipes, for facebook friends. But without further ado, we present to you

RAW OATS: ORIGINS

Featuring work by:

Roxanne Glick, Rory Meagher, Claire Stringer, James Piacentini, Travis Bill, Teddy Forscher, Aubrey Brickzin, Matt Senate, Stacey Uykimpang, Alex Taitague, Ivonne Arias, Katie McCarthy, and band of anonymouses.

What are you waiting for? Click away!