Welcome to Octopus Pie! This strip original ran on May 14, 2007, a veritable lifetime ago in internet time. And honestly, in real life too. George W. Bush was president, the housing bubble was full of hot air, people had only vaguely heard of iPhones, and nobody had read that epilogue at the end of Harry Potter yet. I was 22 and had recently previewed this comic to a few very supportive friends on LiveJournal. It would soon become my full-time fixation and eventually my job.
If you're reading this for the first time, I'll be using this space for spoiler-free commentary and context. I hope you will like the comic, and be understanding of the fact that I was quite young and learning when I started. It spans the course of a decade, for better and worse - you'll see! - and I think there's lots to enjoy.
If you've read the comic before, thanks for stopping by and giving it another go! I will have slightly more in-depth, 20/20 hindsight vision commentary for you. Just click the little button below whenever you want it.
Are all those other saps gone? Phew, thank god. I'm gonna change into pajama pants, if that's cool. I'll post something of substance here next time.