#404 – octopus die

October 6th, 2010

#404 – octopus die

Today is Wednesday, and I’m on my way to NYC! See some of you at New York Comic Con! Hooray!


Discussion (71)¬

  1. bryy says:

    Yay! Halloween!

  2. Matt B. says:

    Hanna wins the award for best costume.

  3. Matt says:

    Best Hallowe'en costumes ever! Marek's Teen-Wolf is inspired

  4. I love Hannah's "nude" tube top so she can pull off Astroboy's torso.

    Here's a little more Octo-art I've drawn. This is the piece I gave Mer when she visited the Laughing Ogre comic shop in Columbus OH. She may recall me as the nervous tall guy who paced around the shop for 20 minutes before getting the courage to finally go up to her table. http://tiny.cc/6hv77

  5. karobit says:

    Puget Sean's hat! Is! AWESOME!

  6. bluh says:

    Is Eve dressed like grapes?

    …sour grapes?

  7. Angie says:

    Is Puget Sean's hat Finn's? From Adventure Time?

  8. Naomi says:

    OH MY GOD BEST HALLOWEEN COMIC EVER. I might color this strip just to see what Nav'i Marigold really looks like. Also Hannah is fucking awesome for being astro boy

  9. Sarah says:

    Astroboy Hanna is fantastic, but I just have to say how hard I laughed at "DESCENDED FROM GHOSTS"!

  10. MrJM says:

    Loved the punchline.

  11. Dragonair says:

    Is Eve dressed as "Grape" Expectations or The Grapes of Wrath?

  12. Vlad says:

    The horror. I shall'n't be able to sleep tonight.

  13. Ferret says:

    Greg, please tell me you are not dressed as a Pedobear.

  14. elliott says:

    OK I got Hanna and Marek (and I guess Eve?), and now I see Marigold as Na'vi, but who's Will? I want to say Howard Hughes? And the other two, I can't see them well enough.

  15. Alan says:

    The night's barely begun and poor Greg's already sweating. Dropout Bear was an inspired choice, however.

  16. Damn ants! says:

    I just noticed the scar on Will's neck. Greatest costume ever.

  17. Earl says:

    "Are any of you actually afraid of ghosts?"

    Oooh, ooooh! Marek is! Teen Wolf Marek is afraid of ghosts! (So adorable)

  18. Leaa says:

    I had the same costume as Eve last year 😀 the best part was popping all the balloons and pretending I'd been massacred

  19. Matt says:


  20. Dengarde says:

    Marek as a kitty?! EEEE!!! Can I hug him?!

  21. AlmostLiterally says:

    *Spaz!* So many things! So many things!

    Nervous Greg's 'heh', Hanna and Marek's costumes (especially Marek's), Eve's half raised hand, Marek's very scared but enthusiastic hand raising, the scroll-over text, and the 'He was descended from GHOSTS!'. All of these registered either a laugh or a yelp of excitement from me. Marigold's Na'vi got an 'augh' from me, though, but now I'm sort of laughing about it. That is something she would do.

    Love it. Love the site's new colors too. I have to say, this is probably my favorite strip in a long time.

  22. hobotron says:

    hahaha, I love Marek as Thriller Werewolf Michael Jackson. It would have made me wish that Hanna was still Vincent Price if it weren't for the fact that she's Astroboy now.

  23. David says:

    Greg is totally afraid of ghosts.

  24. crowbark says:

    Marek – look how high you've raised that hand! You're not afraid to be afraid…I love you, man.

  25. Max says:

    Oh my god Greg is the Kanye Bear.

  26. curtisrivers says:

    Puget Sean's costume is MATHEMATICAL!

  27. AlmostLiterally says:

    Forgot to mention Hanna's tattoos as part of the awesome. It definitely is.

  28. Scott says:

    Finn the human!!!

  29. Jereme says:

    Okay, I've spent a good 5 minutes looking this strip over and over and I simply don't see Sean or his awesome costume. What am I missing?

  30. shura says:

    fuck yesss finn and jake

  31. lolol.. if ghosts indeed do exist, then everyone is descended from them!

  32. Copycat says:

    I miss Victor..

  33. Liz says:

    I don't think Marigold is a Navi. She is holding a clay liquor jug, and she just looks like a dirty hippy. If anything she's a Dionysian… I can't figure it out.

    I LOVE drag king Hanna, hotness! First creepy-sexy dracula and now astroboy, fantastic!

  34. Jereme says:

    Ah that further explains it. I assumed that it was Larry dressed as Finn the Human Boy. I'll check out Adventure Time, thanks!

  35. lily says:

    This storyline has me so excited!

  36. Arran says:

    I spent the past week reading Octopus Pie from beginning to…now, & this looks like a pretty neat story to start looking forward to ^_^

  37. Tatiana says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Will is wearing an Adventure Time costume? >_>

  38. JayZeroSnake says:

    Awesome costumes!

    I'm leaving first thing Friday for Saturday only. :( oh well.

  39. Captain_Cadaver says:


  40. Alazak says:

    16 year old archeologist, and decended from ghosts?!?! total win.

    1905-1921 RIP you brave fool.

  41. jjmblue7 says:

    I love Mareks very genuine "I'm scared!" reaction 😀 ANd I noticed Marigold holding one the previously mentioneg jugs.

  42. Chucklehead says:

    I almost spit my drink all over my computer screen when I saw "Octopus Die". For some reason that just tickled me a whole lot. Probably because of the voice I imagined saying it..

  43. Coach McGuirk says:

    Marek in panel six made me crack the fuck up.

    Thanks, Ms. Gran.

  44. llama says:

    Marek = perfect werewolf.

  45. Virgil says:

    Im loving Pugets Adventure Time costume

  46. momotaro says:


  47. Marv says:

    Aw Eve and Marek. I am too! It's alright!

  48. kattygal98 says:

    Best. Costumes. Ever.

  49. Icalasari says:

    But, Hannah… You made them leave home just because you thought it was haunted…

  50. mmkstarr says:

    He was descended from ghosts!

    Love the explanation. Love it.