Rereading Octopus Pie
Some webcomics I’m struck by how much a reread of a long stretch of archives — entire stories at a gulp — can change my perception of the project. Octopus Pie is one of those — I always liked it but I am not sure I got all of the characters the first read through. And then of course, it is much more reliant on story than it initially appeared to me the first time around. Meredeth Gran still chucks out four panel gags with the best of them but in Octopus Pie she is/was reaching for something more character-driven from the very start.
And such great artwork — a fully cartoony style but yet full of personality and soul.