Follow the adventures of two Brooklynites—Eve, a nerdy acerbic twentysomething and her roommate, Hanna, a long-lost friend who has blossomed into a chronically happy-go-lucky stoner. Crazed childhood rivals, art world hipsters, Eve’s meddlesome mom, and boyfriends past and present crowd their odd yet ordinary lives.
In the twilight zone between college and the adult world lies the sardonic, witty, maddening, and sometimes melancholy terrain that Meredith Gran’s addictive comic Octopus Pie maps with devastating, drop-dead-funny accuracy.
This book collects the first two years of strips, plus bonus material.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.02(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)|
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How can I accurately describe Octupus Pie?Well, it's a slice-of-life comic - about Eve, and her post-college circle of friends and their lives as they're trying to get by in Brooklyn. It's nicely paced, and has that wonderful mix of oddball humour, drama, and introspection that I find so appealing. The characters are likeable, well-rounded, and the whole thing is incredlbly well drawn, especially in the later chapters, with an clean and simple O'Malley-esque cartoony feel that still allows for a surprising emotional range.If I have to say something negative, it might be that the pacing is a bit odd at times, which, concidering it's origin as a webcomic, is not that surprising.What really catches me, however is something else, something annoyingly intangible. A - mood? a mindset? OC, better than almost anything I've ever read, captures that feeling you get when you're not young, not an adult, and not sure of anything anymore. It's not the old "finding your place" schtick, it's too good for that, but I'm not sure I know how to describe it (which makes me a lousy reviewer, I guess).It's of bittersweet, genuinely warm, funny, touching, and this has made it into one of my all-time favorite comics.
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Octopus Pie is witty, charming, and even insightful sometimes. Meredith Gran's art style gives the comic a lot of character, and honestly just makes it fun to read. Even for followers of the comic, the bonus panels that are included make each arc refreshingly different from its original run, not to mention the entire bonus story included in the collection. Whether you're a fan of the series or someone who just likes intelligent, well drawn comics in general, Octopus Pie is a must-read. :)