Tentacle Tuesday: Octopuses join the ranks of honest workers

Heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go. Octopuses have to work, too (at least occasionally). (And while they work, they have to restrain from grabbing unwilling passersby, as they don’t want to get slapped with a sexual assault lawsuit. I present to you a list of some of the professions that cephalopods excel at… no hanky-panky involved.

They’re musicians!

Budding guitar players rejoice: octopuses sometimes have trouble getting all the notes right, too. This was scanned from “Mitch O’Connell: the World’s Best Artist” (Last Gasp, 2014) by, obviously, Mitch O’Connell, who does not mince words when referring to his mad talent. Check out our other post about Dr. Mitch here.


This poor overworked fella is drawn by Paul Mavrides (he of the Furry Freak Brothers and Church of the SubGenius fame!) An excerpt from « Skull Farmer », Tundra Sketchbook Series #10 (1991, Tundra).


Octopus by Anatol Kovarsky (born 1919 in Moscow to Jewish parents, passed away in 2016), who had a long career (nearly 300 drawings and almost 50 covers) in The New Yorker’s pages.


From the Russian magazine Krokodil, 1970s.

~ ds

2 thoughts on “Tentacle Tuesday: Octopuses join the ranks of honest workers

    • redscraper July 22, 2018 / 21:16

      Amen to that! 😆 I have a separate folder for political octopuses… Though I admit this sub-topic appeals to me less, unless there’s some really beautiful art involved.


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