Wednesday, July 13, 2011

08/04 Wuvable Oaf signing/artshow @ Floating World

Join creator Ed Luce for the release of a brand new issue of Wuvable Oaf and an exhibition of art and prints, including paintings, original pages from WO #3 and his new BUNGOOL the WUVABLE OGRE story (to be seen in an upcoming issue of Elf World from Portland publisher Family Style).  Ed will also be debuting a new a Wuvable Ogre print!


WHO: Ed Luce
WHAT: Book signing, art exhibit, and free print giveaway
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 4th, 6-10PM
WHERE: Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR 97209

Bio info:
Ed Luce is the creator of Wuvable Oaf, a comic “fairy” tale chronicling one big, scary looking dude’s search for romance in a city that looks suspiciously like San Francisco.  The character stars in several books, as well as on an ever-expanding line of merchandise, including shirts, mugs, records, prints, posters and stickers.  Whitney Matheson, writing about the Oaf for USA Today’s Pop Candy section, describes the comic as “fast-paced, funny and chock full of pop-culture references”, concluding,  “whether you’re gay/straight/something in between, I think you’ll find yourself rooting for the Oaf and his quest for somebody to wuv.”
Wuvable Oaf has also made appearances in Decibel Magazine, Maximum RocknRoll, Prism’s Guide to Comics 2008-2010 editions, BEAR Magazine, Pride Magazine ’09, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Book of Boy Trouble 2, UK’s Gay Times and Instinct magazine.
Ed and Oaf had the very great honor of being named co-recipient of Prism Comics 2010 Queer Press Grant.  They have also been nominated for a 2009 Ignatz Award in the “Promising New Talent” category.
While currently pouring his energy into the comics world, Ed leaves a lengthy trail of art debris behind him, including published features in the UK’s Bearflavoured artists’ catalog and LA gay men’s health magazine Corpus. This past  February, he had the honor of participating in the “Henry & Glenn Forever” group exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, (aka WACKO on Hollywood Blvd.) one of his favorite places on earth.

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