#456 – geez

April 5th, 2011

#456 – geez

The original page of this comic is for sale! SOLD!

This concludes the buddies arc! There’ll be a couple of one-shots next.

I did a little post on the Pizza Island blog about a mini-tour of my workspace! Check it out here. There are also desk tours by my other studiomates, updating daily ’til we’ve all done them!


Discussion (58)¬

  1. Michael says:


  2. @dottianne says:

    So, do you flush them down the toilet or bury them in the backyard?

  3. @DISHLIQUID says:

    Can't. Stop. Laughing.

  4. Rustin H. Wright says:

    Well, obviously the buddy bones get ground up to make snacks for the next round of buddies. That's how we always do it here. I mean, um…

  5. marco marco! says:

    Some how, I'm not surprise by this turn out.

  6. Charlie says:

    By the way, did you see the shout out in Monday's "Girl Genius"?

  7. Bridget says:

    I totally did not see that coming. Oh geez, poor Larry.

  8. Karinpa says:

    OMG! there are just like my undergraduate students… they need me for everything.
    On the other hand… looks like we need new buddies

  9. def.cise says:

    Are you serious! I am beyond stunned as to what just happened… the bros… DIED!!!!!! lol too freaking funny.

  10. notmarkflynn says:

    My basement is exactly like that. I mean, the part where it's full of skeletons, not where it's a social scene.

  11. This is the first octopus pie storyline I COMPLETELY RELATE WITH

  12. Booga says:

    This conclusion is A-FLIPPING-MAZING!

  13. Andrew says:

    Good. Those buddies were dumb. Get better buddies next time, Larry. Go to a reputable buddy store.

  14. Haha! I didn't expect that twist

  15. Raidus says:

    I'm really getting into this new art. Not just the lettering and inking either. Maybe I just haven't been paying enough attention, but the angles in each panel are 5 stars epic. The stairwell, the skeletons, and the last panel really grab my attention. I also like how the intensity of a bunch of dead guys is acceptable with Will playing the bad roommate. Wow Will, way to be a douche.

  16. @deimhin says:

    Also, Will is way more attractive than any cartoon character has the right to be.

  17. Pixmintro says:

    And now there's Bodies in the basement, bum dum tish!

  18. Lord_Mordja says:

    Oh yeah, man, this sort of thing happens with my buddies all the time. They're pretty dumb. They decompose really quickly though, so you don't have a big mess to clean up.

  19. wykstrad says:

    Hopefully Will and Larry have that basement buddy-proofed. You don't want a buddy getting out into the world only to be hit by a car or eaten by a dog.

  20. Scumbi says:

    I haven't gotten a laugh like this out of octopus pie in a while. I loved this. xD

  21. Frelance says:

    TOTALLY knew these guys 10 years ago in college. Townhouse of four dudes with, at times, six or seven (eight? does one dude's little brother on a week long but finite visit count?) de facto residents, plus a girlfriend for one of the actual paying roommates. I didn't keep track, I think they actually slept in shifts on the couch.

  22. Alain says:

    It could have been worse. A buddy female could have gotten in there and pretty soon the basement would have been overflowing with buddies.

  23. AlmostLiterally says:

    What is it, buddy? Are you trying to tell us something?

    "Bro there's totally a chick in that well, lawl."

  24. Really liked reading about your gross ink dish that never gets washed. I have a gross ink shot glass that never gets washed.

  25. MacSimon says:

    Oh god that pun, hahaha.

    Oh, i wanted to ask – I'm from Argentina, but this week my mom's on Dayton, Ohio, she will try to find "There are no stars in Brooklyn" in libraries. I think Random House has your book, right?

  26. CLR says:

    Guh, Will's T-shirt O_o

    Don't mind me, I'm in a creepy mood.

  27. valis_kr3 says:

    Way to go Meredith it's not often that I read a comic that makes me laugh so hard that I interrupt a class I'm not apart of.

  28. Sebastian says:

    Woot! Pigma Microns ftw!

    And very funny. Gee, is that cannon?

  29. Eria says:

    Haha, is Will eating Doritos in panel 5? That was for the buddies, bro!

  30. Aves Project Ideas says:

    I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard at skeletal remains.

  31. Rain says:

    I am SO GLAD that Octopus Pie has entered the esteemed world of hand-lettering! The lack of consistency with great comic art and robot-stiff computer fonts is a tragedy of the modern age.
    This comic continues to climb ever higher on the ladder of good taste!

  32. Leith says:

    Oh well at least Larry never got too attached to them… didn’t even give them individual names!

    Next time maybe he’ll get one of those timed food dispensers rather than trust Buddies’ well-being to an abstract force of judgment and justice (Will!).

  33. Arkadi says:


    That was GREAT!! And man, it brought back such memories ^^ Loved the running down the stairs panel. And Larry's face when he opens the basement door is priceless!

  34. Remember folks, buddies are for life not just for your Jackie Chan movie-marathon.

  35. @T9SayWha says:

    rofl! Buddies! Noooooo! lol

  36. Michael says:

    I had a dream involving baristas last night. I blame you.

  37. hel says:

    I think this is the page I've laughed more at in the whole comic.

  38. Mental Mouse says:

    The hamster-owner’s nightmare…

    Alternatively, looks like these buddies were literally “too dumb to live”!

  39. Mayday says:

    lol bro this like that Chuck Palahgjkjjhg book

    Fight Club?

    lol ya

  40. Chad says:

    you have made me want a Cintiq even more than I already do…. Sniffles.

  41. Bowee the Cat says:

    A plot twist! And you all thought Larry was the one who would die. Ah well.

  42. They are skeletons already wow buddies starve fast.

  43. Shras says:

    Ha! Well, I guess it really did turn into a basement full of bodies! Well, bones, but still. They must be quick decomposing buddies, get them at a store near you!