April 1, 2011

Oatmeal for Japan

Matthew Inman, author of The Oatmeal, a web comic, has published his first book. He's on a book tour promoting his work. It's not much of a stretch to say he's probably not rolling in the cash. And yet he's just announced that all profits from his book sales will go to the Japan Relief Fund.

After the dead are counted and the homeless sheltered, there will be thousands of Japanese people in need of basic goods and services. They've been shaken, flooded and now, radiated. This is a good time to be generous.

Buy a book and have a good, ribald laugh. Or go directly to the Relief Fund and donate. Or donate to the ARC and click the big red button, where you can direct your funds specifically to Japan relief.

If you jumped on it early and gave when the news was fresh, good on you. And thanks.