The Story Guide

  • Octopus Pie
    Here's a guide to all the Octopus Pie chapters to date. Links to one-shots coming soon!
    • 01 - Introductions
      Eve Ning is a grumpy post-college New Yorker who works at an organic grocery store. She can't imagine the people in her life being any more annoying. Turns out they can and always are.
    • 02 - Bicycle Rights
      Eve's bicycle gets stolen and she begins to feel paranoid about her safety. Can she maintain a feeling of security without getting totally obsessed?
    • 03 - Bake N' Bake
      Dismayed with her career path, Eve begins to take solace in the hopelessness of her roommate. That is, until she starts to wonder what she's missing. A chapter with some smooching.
    • 04 - Under the Bodhi Tree
      As if Eve needs another reason to stay at home. Hanna goes shirtless at Central Park and stirs up some trouble. Filthy, filthy naked boobs ahead.
    • 05 - Grocery Misconduct
      Olly needs a new ad campaign, and Eve is just the girl to be forced into running it. As usual our hero takes the path of least sincerity. Let's see how that works out.
    • 06 - Natural Phenomenon
      Just what's up with Eve's love life? And why is she so damn turned off by rocks?
    • 07 - Skate or Don't
      In true holiday form, the kids put their feet to the ice. Broken butts and hidden talents ensue. First (and last, to date) appearance of America Jones.
    • 08 - Our Brooklynian Life
      Eve finds a little parrot and decides to help it. The resulting attention is somewhat unexpected.
    • 09 - Tag
      Eve is haunted by friendships of the past, just as they begin to collide with her present-day life. Subcultures face off -- is there any mature way to settle this?
    • 10 - Renaissance Unfair
      Hanna recruits her most gullible buddies for a weekend at the Ren Faire. She actually thought this would be a good idea.
    • 11 - Octopus Pie Love Comics
      New Organix employee Julie Clark is head over heels for her assistant junior manager! Will love conquer all? Does it ever? A storyline that's as canon as you'd like it to be.
    • 12 - Dumbo
      Autumn's here, and Olly's Octoberfest is just around the corner. Shame is pretty much guaranteed.
    • 13 - Interview
      Park is a law graduate with a lot on his mind and everything to prove. Problem is... well, that's the problem.
    • 14 - Exile on Jericho Turnpike
      Eve visits her dear old dad and brother and feels rather helpless to influence their lives. Maybe she's doing it wrong. This is the chapter where Eve has really long hair for some reason.
    • 15 - Love Anxiously
      It's Valentine's Day. uh oh.
    • 16 - Lifetime TV
      Eve is inspired by she and her brother's favorite childhood TV show to bring competitive grocery shopping to Olly's. Lots of sibling bonding and coercion.
    • 17 - This Is How I Deal
      Fed up with her retail job, Marigold begs Will to show her the cool life of a pot delivery guy. A chapter that declines to be thrilling!
    • 18 - Snowy Patrol
      In an attempt to get along better with Park, Hanna volunteers to watch his dog. Meanwhile, some friend drama unfolds!! (!!!)
    • 18a - Octopus Pie Mongo Minis
      These are just super dumb.
    • 19 - Beer Your Own Boss
      Olly finds out people can make beer, and tells his staff to do just that.
    • 20 - Fear
      Eve struggles with the crippling fear of walking alone outside. Meanwhile, the summer bike festival approaches, and its gonna be wacky!!
    • 21 - Fear Part II
      The bike festival unfolds in chaos, and leaves Eve and Park with the realization that things are going to change soon. Eve might just use this as an opportunity to deal with the whole fear thing.
    • 22 - Who Are Parents
      Eve goes with Hanna to visit her family. They discover a hidden treasure that leaves Eve questioning the role of parents in her life.
    • 23 - Couch Sitter
      A mysterious visitor shows up on our heroes' couch one morning. The most beloved Octopus Pie story to date.
    • 24 - Frontwards
      Park is ready to leave town, but severing all ties proves difficult. Awkward friend moments and pizza in this one.
    • 25 - Moving On
      Eve, Hanna and Marek impulsively decide to move, and it's a pain in the ass for everyone they know.
    • 26 - GO Team Willary
      Will is reunited with his old pal Larry, and they decide to move in and scheme together. Along the way there are some girl-shaped obstacles.
    • 27 - OCTOPUS DIE
      Octopus Pie's SPOOKIEST Adventure Ever!! 100% canon. You are guaranteed to die if you read this.
    • 28 - Brownout Biscuit
      Will and Marigold break up for realsies. Eve and Hanna do their best to console Marigold as the holiday season approaches, and Hanna may have some kind of insidious plan. Chances of a long winter are high.
    • 29 - Follow Your Friend to Work Day
      Puget Sean gets a look into Hanna's job, where he does not belong. Hanna makes a startling realization about the biology of cats.
    • 30 - It Could've Been a Brilliant Career
      Olly takes his staff on a winter vacation in the mountains of Vermont. With booze in short supply and a mysterious group of strangers in their company, our heroes are forced to socialize.
    • 31 - Basement Full of Buddies
      Larry fulfills a childhood dream by furnishing his landlord's basement. But is he ready for the responsibility of keeping buddies around?
    • 32 - Fired, Walk With Me
      An employee at Olly's gets laid off, but that's only part of the problem. Eve grapples with the fantasy world of a young workforce kind of actually being the reality.
    • 33 - Stranger Into Starman
      Larry throws a party at the house while Will, failing to make any friends, confronts the changes in his life. Less heavy than it sounds.
    • 34 - Metadater
      Eve's quest for love takes a convoluted, weirdly expository turn.
    • 35 - Octopie Wall Street
      Marek joins a movement to ensure his dreams, and his friends begin to piece their own dreams together. Will anyone get what they want?
    • 36 - It's a Christmas Miserable
      Eve dresses as a Santa to get Olly's Organix shoppers in the Christmas spirit. Story contains mild genital injury.
    • 37 - Itch You Can't Scratch
      Eve has detected a disturbance in her life that only a Coffee Guild-related spy adventure can solve! It had better; that itch is very annoying.
    • 38 - Simple Breakfast
      Aimee feels threatened by Will and Larry's evangelism for simplicity. Can we really be happy staying put? I don't know, geez!
    • 39 - Just Be Cool Already
      Haunted by recurring dreams, Eve confronts the demons of her own desire... by drinking beer outdoors. A summertime story!
    • 40 - You Don't Need Anything
      Marigold's Professional Ladiez Nite turns into an unexpected run-in with Will and Larry. Meanwhile, Puget Sean is blowing up her phone like what. Nobody in this story gets hurt!
    • 41 - Vacation Day
      Nobody's gonna mess with Hanna's day off. At least she can't seem to find anyone who will.
    • 42 - The Gray Lady
      A journalist from the Times is writing an exciting new article on Eve's exciting old life! Click to view the slideshow. Of comics. The comics slideshow. Gimme your money.