#686 + 687 – human and manageable

July 15th, 2014

#686 + 687 – human and manageable

Thanks to those who’ve pledged so far to the Patreon campaign to make OCTOPUS PIE IN COLOR! If you haven’t, here is the info:

I’m forming plans to do Octopus Pie in FULL COLOR in the near future! The comic has been in black & white for 7 years, and I think it’s time to try something new that will really enrich the comic.

To be sure, I’ll need your help for this. I would be employing a colorist, so I’ve made this a priority as the next goal of my Patreon Campaign. If we hit $2400 in pledges a month, it’ll be enough to keep me eating and happy, AND working with a great colorist to produce 10 full color pages.

If you love the comic but haven’t pledged, this is a great opportunity to do something that directly affects the art. It doesn’t need to be much – even a buck or two per month will help towards the goal! Pledges over $2 will also give you access to the sketches and vintage OP art I post to Patreon.

If the promise of color hasn’t sweetened the deal enough, colorist Sloane Leong has done three sample pages of recent strips! You can look at them here. Also be sure to check out Sloane’s excellent cartooning and illustration work. YEAH!


Discussion (40)¬

  1. "Let's cut some shit up!"

  2. grantimusmax says:

    Nervous Will in panel 5 is so awkward and adorable.

  3. foop says:


    Eve no.

    We were so close.

    What have you DONE.

    • Bryy says:


      This is only going to end awesome.

      • Yeah says:

        Betting that the coconut is a metaphor for the tension between them
        She's about to forgo all the picking and bonking she's been doing and whack that sucker open

  4. Yotomoe says:

    Now Eve just manages her human anxieties with the occasional killing spree.

  5. streever says:

    I like seeing Eve & Will have fun; I'm glad she broke the encroaching tension with a machete.

  6. Omnithea says:

    Those things ruin parties. Just ask Ray Smuckles.

  7. hot bunz says:

    Eve get away from that machete D:

  8. Donnie says:

    "Why're you so seeeerious??"

  9. woooow says:

    Oh cmon Eve, Will as going to say something!


  10. rufiangel says:

    Now she can eat that coconut! 😀

  11. tzeentchling says:

    Not gonna lie, I was hoping to see this guy when she said that… http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/machete-da

  12. michael says:

    Holy shit those strips in colour look amazing!

    Also, someone mentioned in the comments recently that blog posts etc. are getting chopped off at the side? It's happening to me too. I'm using Chrome.

  13. Musculus says:


  14. patatoes says:

    And the coconut will open and reveal…

  15. Alex says:

    *Danny Trejo glares silently at Eve for a second, considers pointing out that he was in other movies as well y'know but thinks better of it and goes back to ripping open coconuts with his bare hands*

  16. Reo says:

    OOh open the Nut!

  17. @frestdjm says:

    I want to retweet/fave panel 7 in its entirety. very compelling observation

  18. Robert says:

    Is Machete the name of the dog in the last panel?

  19. @EbonyxFlo says:

    Oh sweet lovely Cheezus I love Eve. I feel like I would do this in any tense situation. It's like, I am not avoiding the conversation topic but stop being awkward we aren't going to do this.

  20. steelbright says:


    this will all end well. messily, maybe, but well.

  21. Josh says:

    Wouldn't it be awesome if this is not a one-off joke, but instead the beginning of a period in Eve's life where she is obsessed with her machete and carries it around with her at all times?

  22. subatomicsushi says:

    I just finished reading the archive. Where is the arrow? I need more! hrrrrngghh

  23. Joan says:

    oh no Eve, you were supposed to take Will home to open that coconut, or let him take you to his place, of goddamn someones place so stuff could happen!
    and now you're going straight to the hospital. dang it eveeeee