By day, Brian Kesinger is a story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios and by night he's an author and illustrator of Walking Your Octopus. Kesinger masterfully blends the Disney world with the steampunk universe and imagines exciting adventures of a very unlikely friendship.

The main characters of these wonderful adventures are Victoria and her per octopus, Otto. "Everyone can relate to having a pet," Kesinger says. "What I wanted to do with Otto and Victoria is to ask the question 'What if your pet was an octopus?' As soon as you do that you start to raise humorous scenarios like how hard would it be to housebreak an octopus when they're inking everywhere."

From a relaxing tea party on a boat to lighting the candles for the evening, Victoria does everything with her domesticated cephalopod. Scroll down to enjoy Brian's stories and don't forget to vote for your favorite ones!

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

Love at first sight :D

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Ladam 1 year ago

It'd be easier just to let him stain the rest black and call it a day.

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

Doctor Octopus - A merger of Spiderman and Doctor Who...?

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

Okay I think I need a pet octopus

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Petra Cee 1 year ago

These are giving me a sort of Victorian steampunk vibe. Cool!

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Flora Polvado 1 year ago

I knew it! Octopi are aliens and the builders of Atlantis!

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

Reminds me of a Steampunk Anna from Frozen

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Petra Cee 1 year ago

These remind me so much of Alice in Wonderland!

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Irene Bocardo Reina 1 year ago

ice bucket challenge?

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Jazlyn J. 1 year ago

Adorable! <3 I love these!

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yuni sihombing 1 year ago

wwwooooww.... this one is so cute

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Jane Thompson 1 year ago

Resistance is futile.

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Aybike Avşar 1 year ago

aww, this one is the cutest :D being in love with a lion family <3

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ispeak catanese 1 year ago

Little known fact: like cats, octopuses love enclosed spaces

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Cathy Binder 1 year ago

is that a teddy squid?

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Esmeralda Esmeralda 1 year ago

The octopus leans on her lovingly

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Sei Ichirou 1 year ago

this octopus' favourite place seems to be near a pond *badumm-tsss*

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Andrew Kurkovsky 1 year ago

im guessing his name is otto?

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

whoa...sexy Vader!

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Pi... 1 year ago

Happy Octi-kah!

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Gibbon Dare 1 year ago

MYkind of companion!!

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Hannah Bunker 1 year ago

Why is this down so low?

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Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

oh wow I love this one~!

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

Steampunk rules!

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Dinetk 1 year ago

That is handy 🙄

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Bob 2.0 1 year ago

I love the steampunk vibe around this.

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Laury M. 1 year ago

I'm concerned that the octopus would suffer from the sun a lot more than the girl though :/

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

Otto, look at me. ok, wait, wait, wait...

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Kyan De Catfish 1 year ago

Garlic, garlic, garlic everywhere! *Turns into future song that kids will one day sing and remember the name Catfish*

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Alessia Facchin 1 year ago

Otto the perfect assistant...

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

I love that she has the octopus changing color to match the tartan

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

we are armed with the force

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Mike Legenthal 1 year ago

I've never needed a pair of shoes as badly as I suddenly need sparkly red victorian boots!

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Jessica Beans 1 year ago

This is putting out some Labyrinth vibes!

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Nuniek Widiayani 1 year ago

Tea ceremony

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Cricket 1 year ago

That is one happy octopus!

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

really? must you? can we go back to the pirate??

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Out of chocolate 1 year ago

Is it... in love? Or urinating...?

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

76 trombones led the big parade

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Laury M. 1 year ago

Love this! Otto's mask reminds me of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises :3

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Sammy Caras Zayante 1 year ago

He comes with his own ink supply

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Hikari 1 year ago

But do they have a jar of dirt?

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

tulips, tulips, tulips for you!

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Armelle Groix 1 year ago

Year of the Octopus

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Cathy Berry 1 year ago

Summer Idyll

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

ha!!! that's ONE scrum you'll never win!

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

She flies thru the air, with the greatest of ease, that daring young woman, on the Octo trapeze

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Cricket 1 year ago

Look how he's hugging the teddy

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Hikari 1 year ago

It's so great being Part of Your World

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Clever Fool 1 year ago

Otto the octo-pup

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

looking gourdious!!! heh heh heh

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Sue Gardner 1 year ago

He would be handy in the Fiber Guild!

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Cricket 1 year ago

I have this book! It's awesome!

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SnoopyCereal 1 year ago

There is real fear in their faces...

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

the sewing machine.... KeSinger! :-)

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Every octopus should be really good at curling, they already do it with their arms.

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Tea, Mademoiselle? And one lump or two?

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

most handy! no cart needed

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

Ha! single wicket!

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Otto gets so much done on the holidays, it's like having all of Santa's elves here.

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

How to Otto's suction cups not freeze to the ice?

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Is that a big Ink Spot on the front of the lady's dress, Otto? You said you were going to behave if I let you try on hats with me.

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Keiko Guest 2 months ago

I love ballet. This is my fave!.....Tho, both legs are turned in, Mr. Kesinger. :(

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Nelson Sturdivant 1 year ago

Cheeky Otto!

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Relatives can be such a bore.

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Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

that tiki is otto-this-world lol

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Invisopus. Does he have invisible ink?

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Nelson Sturdivant 1 year ago

Sherpa Otto

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elliott tudor 1 year ago

I've heard of a bookworm, but a book-octopus?

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

off to see the world

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

a visit to the vet--hmmmmm

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

I think camels are related to donkeys. They seem to have the same attitude

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Vaca slides! What fun, what golden memories.

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Never seen before: Secret outtakes from The Lion King.

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Connie Fogg-Bouchard 1 year ago

breakfast

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