#400 – welcome to die

September 24th, 2010

#400 – welcome to die

400 comics! Hopefully 400 tiny smiles (or frowns) for you. I sure do love drawing this comic. Come back Monday!


Discussion (103)¬

  1. quellecalamity says:


  2. Gin says:

    Thank you very much for 400 comics.

  3. Felix says:

    400 excellent comics. Amazing expression on Eve's face in the fifth panel.

  4. Jimmy Gibbs says:


    X-Men!!! Welcome to…



  5. Matt B. says:

    Will turned down her challenge cuz he's just an X-chicken.

  6. lamelama22 says:

    Is it sad that I knew what game that was from without the alt-text?

    Also, the alt-text is wrong. The translation was so bad that he actually says "I am Magneto! Master of Magnet!" lol.

    Probably sadder that I know that. :-/

  7. Aviv says:

    Hahaha! Last three panels are just priceless!

  8. HellSpork says:

    Cocky Eve is cocky.

  9. Wood says:

    And I sure do love to read it.

  10. CLR says:

    Aaaah, I do believe I've been waiting all storyline for Will to say just that. 😀

  11. Arsnof says:

    Congratulations! In celebration, I think I'll read them straight through this weekend. Can one man endure such Eve? I guess I'll find out.

  12. Minz says:

    Hahahaha, I loved the X-Men reference. Congrats on 400!

  13. Four''undred! Sweets!

    Also, every time Ning tries acting smooth I can't help but laugh. Oh, Ning, you little rascal! 😀

  14. Perry A says:


  15. Danyell says:

    What character does she play as? I was already Nightcrawler.

    Thanks, Meredith for 400 comics! <3

  16. Danyell says:

    Oop, *always*, not "already".

  17. theredfish says:

    400 comics is an amazing milestone, but I can't wait for 401.


  18. Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please let this turn out like I hope it will.

  19. Andrew says:

    What, with Will and Eve fucking?

    400 great comics. Thanks Mer. And Eve's face in panel 5 is priceless.

  20. Ted says:

    A roller rink near where I grew up had the giant X-Men arcade cabinet, with three screens and six controls. If you had enough friends, you could play as the entire team.

    I would give my left arm to find one of those now.

  21. Pembroke says:

    Nice X-Men reference there, Mer.

  22. Kendra says:

    Eve's description of him is perfect.

    We all know that one guy who does just that.

  23. Dvek says:

    Thank you so much for 400 amazing comics. We ? you!


  25. Matt says:

    Don't know what to say except congratulations and thank you, Meredith, you've brightened my life.

  26. Sela says:

    Scowly Eve + happy Eve = CUTE AS FUCK.

    Alls I gots to say.

  27. lily says:

    400! And I love this strip, Eve barely needed dialogue.

  28. Hanna says:

    Yay! 400! I love this comic because Hanna's name is spelled the same way as mine, and Eve reminds me of my sister. :)

    My prediction: Will tells Ning they can't be friends anymore, because he can't handle the emotions. :p (… what, it hasn't happened to you?)

  29. happy 400! here's to 400 more! ;D

    I can not get enough of this comic, seriously O.o

  30. Nathanael says:

    Imagining 400 tiny frowns makes me laugh.

  31. Camool says:

    WOOT 400 COMICS! It had and shall continue to be a pleasure reading them.

  32. Jordan says:

    God I love this comic.

  33. Kathryn says:

    More like 400 huge smiles! Congrats on the milestone. 😀

  34. Dragonair says:

    oh no, i don't think i can wait until monday. ;_;

  35. lil says:

    happy 400, yo.

  36. Jambe says:

    Congrats on (and thanks for) 400 installments.

    Anxious to see what Will does now..

  37. Liz says:

    Can't wait to see what happens next!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for 400 comics! ?

  38. AlmostLiterally says:

    I like Eve's hair in this one. I think I always like Eve's hair.

    And wow. awkwardness in panel 5-6 is pretty much a fourth of my life is like.

  39. Tina says:

    Had to sign up just to say ZOMG Barcade!!!! <3

    I've been reading since the beginning — congrats on 400 and thank you!

  40. Mr. Pilgrim says:

    Eve's expression in panel five is the perfect blend of dorky and cocky.

  41. Sue Anne says:

    Love this comic 😀 The third last panel is one of the most amazing faces anyone has ever made in the history of comics.

  42. JayZeroSnake says:

    holy crap. as soon as I got home, I've read all 400 comics….shit. I have free time! D:

  43. darrylayo says:


    Ah, the most wonderful place in all of the land!

    That's where I'M going tomorrow night *dook dook dook dook*

  44. seann says:

    haha, with magneto's proclamation, I 1/16th suspect that theyre going to launch into a scott pilgrim style conversation outside. ""VS""

    Heh, doubt it happens in octopus pieland though. Excellent rendering of Brooklyns Finest Barcade.

  45. Mayday says:

    Octomeme Pie:

    At first I was like Panel 2

    But then, I Panel 3'd

  46. Damien Walder says:

    It's all about the Eves.

    Congratulations, M!

  47. Ruthie says:

    Eve. Dat face.


  48. Mr. Pilgrim says:

    Is that Amiee standing next to Larry at the bar?

    • Bigman says:

      No, I think that's Marigold. She's kinda wearing that same outfit since last time we saw her.

      And I have a bad feeling that if Eve turns down Will for some reason he's going to go to Aimee.

    • Heidi says:

      I don't think it's Amiee. She does look like her a little, but I couldn't see Aimee wearing what the girl is wearing, even going out.

  49. Durp says:

    Just thought I'd let you know – I started reading last night and I managed to finish on the 400th comic. That's pretty cool.

  50. Heidi says:

    puckernuts, I wish I lived in NY now.

  51. dave says:

    '400 tiny smiles' is a GREAT name for a collection.

  52. Kira says:

    Eve's face is my favorite face

  53. blu_stocking says:

    Yay Barcade!

    • Shane says:

      I realized the same thing! Albeit several days later, and only after I had spent a good chunk of time thinking about heading in to Brooklyn to visit that lovely establishment.

  54. Leah says:

    400 GIANT smiles for me!

  55. Joe says:


  56. MacSimon says:

    I remember that game.

  57. grossgeister says:

    Congrats on 400 comics! Absolutely 400 smiles :-)

  58. ZJ says:

    400 comics = 400 reasons to get through my masters degree!! Somehow Octopus Pie makes it all ok….Thank you Meredith:)

  59. Lyddie says:

    Thanks for all 400, Meredith! This is one of my all-time favorite comics. =)

  60. El Disturbo says:

    The X-Men arcade game is the best!

  61. Hoshi says:

    I have to say… that's a pretty creepy look for Eve in that fifth panel. Like she just put her rape-face on or something. Haha.

    But I love the expressions all-together… I'm always in awe of the fact that Meredith is so capable of expressing such drastic changes in expression and doing it SO PERFECTLY. I'm envious! Haha.

  62. Dee says:

    so instead of working on my online Dreamweaver class or looking for a job i just spent hours, HOURS reading Octopuspie. it was engaging, to say the least. Thank you Meredith.

  63. Sarah says:

    I spent the last two days reading this comic. And, seriously, Eve's blunt honest made me think about my own life a little. I've been a pretty mad "yes person" for the last couple of years and now, for the first time I'm starting to feel like actually, I don't have to say yes to things and I can start being honest about what I want :) I hope I can write a character that taught me what Eve taught me one day.

    Thankyou for this wonderful comic, and congratulations on the 400th ^_^

  64. Fish says:

    YAY 400!! =)

  65. BG says:



    garrrgghhhh meredittthhh suspense.

  66. Duston says:


  67. The Tom says:


  68. junqstuff says:

    OK, I'm an old guy who enjoys webcomics comics and toons.

    Just caught up to the present . . . uhhh. . . Will seems to look like a burned out Ron Stoppable and Hanna resembles Dexter's sister. Or is it just me?

    Yeeeeesh, maybe it's time to go read a big history book or something.

  69. T9SayWha says:

    I came back Monday, where were you :( ?

  70. Juan says:

    when is the next comic coming is tuesday :(

  71. Rammy M says:

    ARGHH! I've been catching up, reading the whole thing from the beginning, and suddenly I get here and unexpectedly there's no Next Page arrow!!

    – withdrawal!! –

    it's ok, I guess I'll have to wait patiently, like everyone else. I'm sure it will be worth it.


  72. Heidi says:

    Poor Meredith. See what happens when you spoil us?

    At the risk of being stoned to death (and not in a fun, Hannah-ish way), maybe cut it down to one day a week with three comics? I think I would go bonkers trying to upload a new comic three days a week! ;- P

  73. Nathanael says:

    "Welcome to you doom!" from Altered Beast would have been good. "Beware, I live!" from Sinistar would also have been acceptible.

  74. Randall Drew says:

    Playing catch-up! Congrats on 400+ pages of OP! X-Chicken!

  75. TRA says:

    I never thought about that, after re-reading this page. The saying, “Welcome to die”, from the video game, could be a type of foreshadowing. I like it. : )