The octopus hopes his novel will be as popular as that runaway bestseller about the vampire squid.
Incidentally, I'm also trying to turn this into a kind of embroidered line drawing. Here's my work in progress:
Unfortunately this was the best photograph I could get, but hopefully you can get a sense of what's going on! All those little knots you see on the outside will eventually go away. My goal is to retain at least some of the sketchy pencil lines so that it looks like a drawing, only in thread. I don't really know what I'm doing, though, so stay tuned!