This Octopus Pirate will be featured on a down loadable Birch Birthday Party Invitation Card. He comes in color, and B&W, for those who lack a color printer or who prefer to hand color. The Octopus Pirate is for the Pirate themed parties. My original intent was to make an illustration of a pirate kid, but then complications arose: should I make a girl and boy version? Should I make versions with kids of different ethnicities? It was easier to make the pirate a marine animal, and more fitting with the other invites I'd designed, with a shark and garibaldi character donning birthday hats and toting gifts.