Octopus Pie is comic strip about 2 young women living in Brooklyn, New York. It began in spring of 2007 and used to update 3x a week, but now updates whenever a new storyline is done. The comic is pencilled, toned and lettered on a Mac with a Wacom Cintiq in Manga Studio. The inking is done by hand with a brush on bristol board.|
The comic is created by Meredith Gran. She is 24 years old, was born in New York, and currently resides in Portland, OR. She has a BFA in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, which is pretty cool. You can contact her at punkybird [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Meredith often takes quite a while to respond to e-mails, but she almost always does, so bear with her.
If you're new to Octopus Pie, you ought to start here at the beginning. You can, however, start from any of the following "episodes":
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Just what's up with Eve's love life? And why is she so damn turned off by rocks?
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.
Eve finds a little parrot and decides to help it. The resulting attention is somewhat unexpected.
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?
Hanna recruits her most gullible buddies for a weekend at the Ren Faire. She actually thought this would be a good idea.
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.
Autumn's here, and Olly's Octoberfest is just around the corner. Shame is pretty much guaranteed.
Park is a law graduate with a lot on his mind and everything to prove. Problem is... well, that's the problem.
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.
It's Valentine's day. Oh no.
The Ning siblings grew up wishing they could be contestants on their favorite gameshow. Today, they stumble upon reality. And not even TV's definition of reality.
Feeling hopeless in her day-to-day life, Marigold decides that surely, Will's job must be more interesting. A story with some illegal deeds.
Hanna agrees to watch Park's dog Snowy for the weekend, in hopes of earning his trust. Meanwhile, the possibility arises that Park (and Eve, by extension) could be leaving town soon. Social tension and petcare woes abound.
Once in a while there'll be comics that don't fit in any story arc. Here they are.
Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran is licensed under a Creative Commons
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