Angry Octopus Comics
July 6, 2009 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Angry Octopus Comics
My daughter, almost 8 years old, decided to create a webcomic as one of her summer projects. The premise: an octopus who always ends up angry. After having her pitch several strip ideas, we decided updating twice weekly for the summer made sense. She creates some art, I doodle a bit, then stitch everything together in Photoshop. We'll experiment with different methods (chalk, collage, maybe LEGO) throughout the summer.
posted by mikepop (20 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on July 9, 2009: Shine On You Crazy Anglerfish: Angry Octopus Comics

That's awesome! What a great way to spend time with your daughter and encourage her creativity!

One thing, though...your RSS feed doesn't work!
posted by metalheart at 1:50 PM on July 6, 2009

I'd consider taking down the "Coming Soon" post, since it up.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:15 PM on July 6, 2009

Aw, hell, that's adorable.
posted by cortex at 4:06 PM on July 6, 2009

The blowfish one made my day.
posted by lilac girl at 9:14 PM on July 6, 2009

Adorable and awesome!

Another critique on the structure: the counting is a bit odd. The first is p=6, next p=9, then p=11. I tried manually entering other values, but nothing happened.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:58 AM on July 7, 2009

I like it. Looking forward to the other forms of media.
posted by jabberjaw at 11:55 AM on July 7, 2009

That's an excellent concept.
posted by ignignokt at 7:03 AM on July 8, 2009

Thanks for the feedback everyone! We are definitely having fun. I'm working on a fix for the RSS feed. I think the numbering is odd because I did some test posts, then deleted them. I imagine they will make more sense going forward (it is all generated by WordPress/WebComic plugin)
posted by mikepop at 9:19 AM on July 8, 2009

I love octopi! Thanks for this.
posted by piratebowling at 9:52 AM on July 8, 2009

This is great :)
posted by Toecutter at 1:55 PM on July 8, 2009

"Shine On You Crazy Anglerfish" might well be the best title for an individual webcomic strip anywhere on the internet.
posted by Caduceus at 12:13 AM on July 9, 2009

This is awesome!
posted by Jofus at 9:44 AM on July 9, 2009

Funny! She seems to "get" the elements of what is humorous.
posted by radioamy at 10:09 AM on July 9, 2009

Broken rss feeds make me an angry octopus. Which is to say, this is fantastic.
posted by Gary at 1:21 PM on July 9, 2009

The RSS feed should be working now. Again thanks and I am glad so many are enjoying it!
posted by mikepop at 11:46 AM on July 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

Oh my god, this borders on ridiculously adorable. The octopus' various Faces of Grumpy made me erupt in an embarrassingly donkey-like bray of laughter.
posted by elizardbits at 3:33 PM on July 10, 2009

This is really lovely, and might just become one of my new favorite comics to check, along with Achewood, Cat and Girl, and chainsawsuit.
posted by gusandrews at 8:32 PM on July 13, 2009

This is awesome. It shows a lot of knowledge about octopi as well. Linking to it from the blog of my extreme shallow snorkeling website.
posted by snofoam at 5:28 PM on July 26, 2009

Thanks again everyone for the feedback! Zoe has enjoyed hearing about these comics and getting email and seeing on a map where her visitors were coming from.

We just posted the last comic and there is a video from Zoe in the post where she talks about her experience.

We will probably compile the comics into some sort of book, so if you are interested stay tuned!
posted by mikepop at 6:56 PM on August 28, 2009

Oops, almost forgot to thank MeFi's own saulgoodman for providing the soundtrack for the video.
posted by mikepop at 7:09 PM on August 28, 2009

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