Thanks for everything. It's been a wonderful ride.
what a gift octopie has been. than you for the experience, gran
Thank you so so so much
Yep. That's all
Thank you Mer
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, its been a wild ride. :'(
That was some excellent pie. Thank you, Meredith and Val, for the ride and for the memories. Thank you for everything.
I'm not cool enough to say that I was here at the very beginning, but I do remember finding OP on the internet in 2008 and instantly falling in love with it. Since then I've re-read it several times over and there's one thing in particular that really stands out for me: I am constantly amazed by how every time I go through the entire run again, there's yet another plot point or little easter egg to be discovered. Meredith is the master of letting silence and suggestion fill her writing. The sheer quantity (and quality!) of character traits and nuanced bits of personality that were communicated not by what characters said, but what they didn't say, is unbelievable.
When I started reading OP, I was just starting to enter my 20's, and there were so many different aspects of the comic that I didn't "get". I couldn't appreciate the subtext because I hadn't encountered those relational experiences myself. Now, a decade later, it's funny how many of those interpretations speak to me with such clarity.
Thank you Meredith for writing and drawing such a wonderful story over the last 10 years, and letting us chart our own growth along the way.
man i knew the end was coming but i didn't expect it to come so fast! i only started reading around this time last year when i was in a place where i really needed it. i'm happy i got to see it oht to the end. thanks for everything mer! :'-)
This comic has been such a joy for all these years- watching your characters and skills develop and change was a positive influence on my own life. I look forward for whatever comes next!
He did say a "taste". It's Olly, after all
Started when I was a freshman in highschool. Lost it and rejoined a few months ago as a 22 year old.
I'm thrilled, excited and overjoyed I got to come back just in time.
Like so many of us that have found our own lives in Eve. Sometimes I'm on the train just thinking what would Eve do?
Thank you so much for this. For a rolemodel I'll have for the rest of my life.
Can't wait to have a full hardcover set above my bed.
Thank you for sharing this magical journey with us.
To quote a reply I saw a long time ago and now can't find–
We are so lucky to be able to read this comic.
Thank you Meredith
Omg that's it? I'm in tears because I didn't realize. I'm so sad, but thank you, for everything. For this comic. It brightened my life. 🙂
Thanks for everything, I grew up with this comic. I changed a lot and my life is now better than ever, and I think I should say thanks… so… thank you so much
In just over 2 months, I turn 30. When I started reading Octopus Pie, I was barely 20. This comic has been my 20s. My 20s have good at times, bad at others, but through it all I've had this comic. Thank you, Meredith. This comic has been very important to me, and I look forward to what you make next.
Same here, next month.
Thank you for the amazing ride, Mer! This might be the first comic I've ever read that stops at its very peak and I love it. I'm sure I will reread it in its entirety every decade. <3
Hah yeeeaah, I hit the big three ohhh this year already. The whole time I kept thinking "What, really? This is it? Huh…"
Same! It's so funny to see all the people who aged with this. I didn't think I was going to cry, and now I am.
Unlike so many of these young whippersnappers, I am an *old* fart comics nerd (turned 52 last month!) and have been an OP fan since strip #22. And OP totally brought me back to what it was like to be a 20 something – swimming/half-drowning in a crazy ocean of 'adult' life that I felt completely unprepared for. Desperately wanting to figure out who to be. And like Eve, it was my friendships and loves that saw me through.
Mer, your art and story-telling started off great and have both leveled up so many times in ten years that it makes me dizzy. I can't wait to see what you do next – I'm a fan for life!
Thank you thank you thank you!
Thank you for one of the most excellent comics I have experienced, it's been a real pleasure!
Someone called it being money from Ollie. But of course it's only $75. Thanks for creating such an amazing story.
Thanks for everything, Meredith. Octopus Pie got me through some really hard times several years back and it's bittersweet to see it ending. I love these characters and the changes they've gone through and I'll miss this comic dearly. Thank you, thank you.
What a fantastic ending. As if it were a beginning.
Thank *YOU* for sharing all of this, Meredith.
I'm lacking words at the moment for thanking you, for letting us be part of this journey and for working so hard on this beautiful world and characters. It has helped me in ways I didn't know, and I'm sure re-reading it again and again I will find the joy that is rediscovering old stories and bringing back memories of my own, and the wonder of finding new things I never noticed. Like a book you read in hisghschool and rediscover every time your read it, as the years go by,
At the moment I can only say that definitely some part of July's budget will go to getting a physical copy of whatever volume I am able to get my hands on, and later on to try and help with your future endeavours.
Thank you, thank you and thank you.
I LOVE THIS THANK YOU
It's over and I'm not even crying. I just feel warm inside. Thank you for this comic. Not only has it kept my head on straight more than once, it inspired me to pursue my art. After graduating with a BFA it feels like a lot of things are coming to an end, but I'm gonna keep on going. Thank you, Meredith.
All the love!
God, this is beautiful.
This is the fukken shit.
As I've figured out from reading, Meredith made another interesting analogy for all the drama we fill our 20's with. It all really amounts to very little when we realize that real life is so much more.
Honestly amazed to see it end so abruptly.
Thank you so much, Mer. Octopus Pie has been a companion story for me through my own twenties. I'm proud of all of the accomplishments you and your team have made. This was a beautiful and fitting end to a deep, thoughtful, manic and magical journey.
And thank God there are no more existential boyfriends.
I know I'll be echoing a lot of people's thoughts here, but thank you for so many years of awesomeness.
I have a few tears wobbling around in my eyes threatening to leak at any moment, so as my vision starts blurring and typing gets more difficult I'll just say that this comic is, was and will continue to be an inspiration to me. Many a day has come by that's really dragged me down and getting to read a new OctoPie at the end of the day really perked me up.
I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next but for now enjoy the downtime and give the creative juices some time to reassemble.
So many mixed feelings abound….Thanks for the ride!
Wow! I can hardly believe it's been 10 years. What an immeasurable journey. I was introduced to Octopus Pie shortly after graduating high school. The adventures of Eve Ning provided a steady semblance of security and familiarity that I often found lacking in my transitional struggle into 'adulthood'. Never in a million years would I have imagined the journey that Octopus Pie has taken me on would be one of such immense personal growth. I often think back on the characters with a melancholy nostalgia usually reserved for close personal friends and family. If anything, it is a testimony to the trueness and sincerity of the Octopus Pie universe. It has, and always will have, a place close to my heart.
Thank you, Meredith.
Thank you so, so much. This comic has meant more to so many of us than we'll ever be able to express– I think many of us living our 20s-30s in this city (and any others!) found ourselves, our struggles, and our stories painted so beautifully in your comic. Thanks for this really incredible gift and for reaching out and connecting us all ?
A decade? My god. Thank you so much.
It's been an awesome ride and this comic is so unique and amazing I know I'll always miss it. But like Eve, Meredith has to move on to greater things. Good luck on your future endeavors and thanks for a decade of great reading.
…then again, it IS Ollie, so…
Thank you, Mer, for letting us into the lives of these characters. What a wild ride the past 10 years has been…sad to see it end; but as they say, "All good things…" It's been excellent.
Thank you for this wonderful comic, and I wish you all the best on your new endeavors! I'll be watching to see what comes next!
Editing to add a bit more: Meredith, I think you're one of the best writers in comics (and I love your art, too). Your ability to let gesture and silence tell stories is superb. You're not afraid of the things that writers–myself included–are so often afraid of: skipping chunks of time; letting your characters change and grow; giving your characters flaws that really, deeply hurt them from time to time (and not all of which they overcome). I can't wait to see what you apply your talent to next.
Thank you also for not giving us a Harry Potter ending, if that makes sense. I don't need to know where these characters are 19 years from now. We don't get to know if Hanna and Marigold ever reconcile, or if Will and Eve work out. You've left it open, which is the way life really works. We don't get to see the future, we can only try and prepare ourselves for it, much like your characters have been trying to do in recent storylines.
I loved this comic. I'm sad it's done, but I'm very thankful it was here at all.
I read this comic through law school in my mid -20s, a bumpy start to my career, and now I'm 33 with a good job, a house, and a great relationship.
Tomorrow I turn 27, and I can't thank you enough for this bittersweet birthday gift, Meredith. Like so many have eloquently said before me, OP has meant so much to me and I'm grateful to have been a part of this journey and this community of kind, smart, supportive readers. I'll miss the comic, but I'll forever cherish the ways in which it inspired me and made me feel.
This is my favorite webcomic of all time.
I will think fondly of it every time I look at the Bake N' Bake apron hanging on my coat rack.
See you, space cowboy…
I've read Hanna and Marek's break up arc over 100 times I'm pretty sure, probably as a form of therapy at this point, since I'm seemingly in the exact same situation in my current relationship. I guess that's what I love most about OP. How reflective of my own insecurities, struggles, identity and growth my 20's have been.
I don't think I can really type up how much this comic has given to me in a simple comment box, so I'll just simply say;
thank you for everything Meredith.
this so much
Thank you Meredith, it's been a pleasure.
I've not commented here for many years, but have followed in silence.
I guess now's a good time to give my final word.
Thank you Meredith, for everything. This comic, its stories, its characters, not only has it been inspiring, but it has helped me in my own life with a number of things.
I hope to acquire the remaining/ missing volumes, so please keep selling them!
I'm genuinely going to miss it. At a serious loss for words… want to say more, can't think.
Thank you for the ride, thank you for the feels. Just, thank you. <3
Part of Eve's 20s ends with $75. Part of my 20s ends with warmth and gratefulness that I had OP to grow up with. Thank you, Meredith.
Thank you for this comic, Meredith. It has been one of my very favorites since the very beginning.
Thank you Miss Gran for this wonderful webcomic that not only has a really wonderful art but it also show us the depth and development in all it´s characters, but I have only two questions that I hope you could answer: What is the meaning of the name of the comic (Octopus Pie) and why did you pick it for the webcomic?
I started reading octopus pie when I was 20. I'm 27 next month.
It has carried me all the way here.
I read a FUCKLOAD of comics and webcomics but none has had that much influence for me. I grew up with the characters and now I'm pretty much Eve: terrified of what's next
What is going to become of me without Octopus Pie?
I'm heartbroken, but also so grateful to you Meredith, because it really got me through some tough times. I hope I've stored enough Octopus Pie in me to last me for the next ones.
Thank you so much for these ten years you gave us, and I'll be there for whatever's next.
"That's all there is; there isn't any more."
Thank you, Meredith, for everything.
Long time reader (since the story where Eve gets her bike nicked – Mr Pedals!), first time poster.
These characters feel like real people who's lives continue even when I'm not reading. That takes great writing – thanks Meredith. Seeing you refine your art over the years has been a pleasure.
Now the big question – who to ask for as a sketch in the final print volume? I've already got Eve, Hanna, Marigold (short hair!), Marek. It's got to be Will, right?… (sideways stare at Jane…)
Thank you for everything. I've been reading this comic since it began and I've enjoyed every page. It's amazing and you're amazing.
Thanks for sharing this story with us. So long, and thanks for all the fish!
This has been one of the richest and deepest comics I can ever remember reading in just about everything – art, writing, story, character development, humour, the whole 9…
Best of luck with the future endeavours – looking forward to the new projects.
How many organic pea wiggles can $75 buy?
Despite what that guy said, they're the fukken shit.
Anyway, thanks for all the comics.
I don't know what I could say to thank you enough for every minute I've spent with Eve, Hannah, and company. I'm a couple years off from 30, and this comic's given me so much hope. Especially Ollie's letter. I really needed to hear that.
You've become one of my favorite artists, and a real inspiration to me.
Thank you, for everything.
Thank you. I was just about to turn 20 when I hopped on the Octopus Pie wagon and now I'm just about to turn 29 and I don't want it to end, especially since my life looks more and more like Eve's every day. Hopefully I'll break free just like she has.
I'll miss these characters, but I'll re-read again and again as I have nearly every year. I'll mostly miss you, Mer. Through Eve, Hannah and the gang, I admire your talent and adore your personality that shines through every page and word.
Thanks so much!
Reading since the first comic. Wonderful from start to finish. What is next?
the link to Octopus Pie has been on the toolbar of every computer ive ever owned. i dont know what i would possibly replace it with, but im not ready to remove it just yet anyways. Thank you. this has been one of my favorite things since high school
Oh gosh, it's so weird to think that now… OP's going to end? It's been such a good webcomic that I've been following for so long. Thank you so very much, Meredith.
Will you be doing something else? Something we can follow to satisfy our addiction to your stuff?
I had barely started college when I found this comic. I had just moved to North America, the culture shock was more than I expected, put together with the shock of isolating myself on a new continent to force myself to grow up… this comic was always there to give me a sense of perspective, even when I wasn't mature enough to understand it. Every time I reread this comic I find something new to relate to; a retrospective, a glimpse into the future.
I'm entering the second half of my 20s now. Graduate school, viable job opportunities, a new perspective of family and social life. I still don't know where I'm headed. But I'm taking my time getting there. And I'm glad I saw this comic come to its destination, in the meanwhile. I'm gonna miss it. The art style, the writing, it's like a familiar voice I've imprinted on, that cool older friend whose stories and experiences always held you by the ear. I'm running out of ways to put my emotions into words. Honestly, just. It's just been great.
Cheers. And thank you.
Gonna miss this.
What a ride. Thank you for taking us all along.
I just wanted to drop in a congratulations on reaching the end of the run.
It's an impressive achievement.
I'm leaving with a little smile, a little ache in my heart and a lot of good memories of people who, while they may not be real, certainly gave me some very real things to leave with.
All the best in wherever you go and whatever you do next.
Girls with Slingshots, Dar, Apple Geeks, Girly, Yu+Me, and now Octopus Pie. It's such a weird experience seeing what seems like a look into real people's live come to an end. Webcomics are such a personal experience because unlike their closest comparison, TV, there can be multiple updates to them every week. Like you are really watching someone's life go by day by day, even more so with auto biographical.
Whenever I lose another webcomic from my first years of crawling around the internet…I feel like I'm losing these friends I never had. This crushing realization that I will never hear from them again, that it all was just a story I was following from the outside, that they never existed. The frequency at which I am learning about these "people's" lives makes it seems all the more real, and the loss all the more blunt. I hope this comment gets pushed to the back because it certainly shouldn't, and won't, dampen the overwhelming gratitude everyone is rightfully giving Meredith for her work. I just…had to write it all down for once, since I never did for any of the other "friends" I've "lost."
You said that rather well. We get invested in things and people and then "poof" they're gone! (A 10-year "poof" in this case but it went too fast, right?).
But the beauty is in our getting to experience things that are external to us. We get an opportunity to feel those feelings that make us the richer for it.
No pain, no gain, I guess.
I love the reader-reaction poke of "That's it???"
as I have loved all of this comic. Thank you for the enormous gift, and the growth, and the art, and the beauty, and the joy. Looking forward to whatever you do next.
Thank you, Meredith!!
I LAUGHED SO FLIPPIN HARD!!!! OLLY YOU CHEAP BASTIDGE!
Meredith thank you so much for everything. I did not read you from your earliest days but I have been a regular reader ever since I started in the aughts. Your characters' angst and search for meaning and happiness have been a counterpoint to my own throughout. I honor the insight and sensitivity you have to people's hearts. It has been a long time since my own 20s… well, not more than 13 years since the end of them technically, but that is long enough to get into a very different place, and you gave me a wonderful… not mirror, but optical implement of some kind… to look back at the possibilities, the choices good and boneheaded, the people I knew and the people I thought I knew but only saw distortions of my self in. Thank you and prayers and blessings on your next endeavors.
Oh frick, the end is real. Thanks for everything Meredith Gran. It's been wonderful.
Meredith, as someone who started your comic at the age of twenty, thank you so much. I think our generation is one that is so often maligned, mocked, and ridiculed. It's been sometimes frustrating working so hard and seeing all my friends work so hard and then be told by the world that we're lazy.
Octopus Pie has been the one media that for me got it. It got what it was like to be at this time in your life at this time in the world. I think it'll be something I always come back to. It's not just an amazing comic, but I imagine will become a sort of time machine to a specific time in my life.
I can never thank you so much for the work you've done.
Can't beleive it was 6 years ago when i started to read the OP… i gonna miss Eve and Hanna , Will and the rest.. Gonna miss coming here once or twice a week just to see if there is a new page. Checking out the website like my email with a daily routine. Thank You Meredith!
thank you thank you a thousand times over, from someone who started reading in high school and has now ended in grad school.
I've been reading this comic from right around the beginning, and I want to thank you for sharing it with everyone. This comic has meant a lot to me, and it taught so many things about writing and storytelling. You made characters I think everyone is going to sincerely miss, and wrote adventures that we'll all remember. And, I hope I'll find a way to tell a story even half as good as yours. I wanted to say this when I saw you at MoCCA, but I suck at in person stuff. So, thank you so much.
I remember when this comic went to 'whenever' updates, when Meredith decided to try a more episodic update schedule.. 2011, was it? I forget, now. I didn't like waiting so long between updates. I thought it was bad for the comic. "I'll stop reading," I said to myself. "I'll stop reading."
I couldn't, of course. And suddenly it's 2017, and I don't get a choice anymore.
Thank you for everything, Meredith.
I don't really think it's enough to just type out a response, so I recorded a "thank you" story of sorts instead.
Thank you, Meredith. Octopus Pie will always stay with me.