Posts tagged ‘WUVABLE OAF’

July 28, 2011

Interview: Artist Ed Luce Schools Me on his Comic The Wuvable Oaf

by Accidental Bear

Ed Luce the artist and writer of the luvable Wuvable Oaf comics just schooled me in The Wuvable Oaf’s history and was patient to give me a crash course in Wuvable Oaf 101. Now I will be abundantly ready to rub elbows with and chuckle about good ole’ issues #1 & #2 with Wuvable Oaf super fans tomorrow night at the release party for issue #3 in San Francisco’s Mission District. In anticipation I will have the Pointer Sister’s hit “I’m so Excited” on repeat for the next 24 hours.

Ed Luce’s first comic book project, Wuvable Oaf is a “fairy” tale chronicling one big, scary lookin’ dude’s search for cute little “mans” in a city that looks suspiciously like San Francisco.

The Oaf has also made appearances in the UK’s Gay Times Magazine, Italy’s PISSZINEInstinct MagazineWhite Crane Journal, Prism Comics 2008 Guideand on the chests of hunky dudes n’ sassy ladies all over the world, in the form of his very own t-shirts.

While currently pouring his energy into the comics world, Ed also leaves a lengthy trail of art debris behind him, including recent published features in Bearflavouredartists’ catalog and LA gay men’s health magazine Corpus. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries, museums, store windows and bathrooms from San Diego to Buffalo to Paris. http://www.wuvableoaf.com

San Francisco Wuvable Oaf #3 Release Party!  

Friday, July 29th from 7-9 PM
Goteblüd, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Signing and Wuvable Oaf Art Exhibition Reception with Ed
plus the debut of a new “Wuvable Oaf” print!

Accidental Bear’s Mike Enders & The Wuvable Oaf creator Ed Luce bear-rake it down for you (Get it? Break it down? Oh, just read the damn interview):

Accidental Bear: Wuvable Oaf is such a  cuddly name. Was that the intention behind naming him that?

Ed Luce: Wow…after three years of comics and shirts, no one has ever asked me that!  Well, at first it was just meant as a commentary on the character’s speech pattern, which I imagined to be mildly baby talkish.  In a deep bass tone, of course.  But as the comic evolved, it also made sense as a unique name, easily searchable on the web.

A B: Where was your energy going to before the creation on the Oaf?

Ed: I was a painter for nearly ten years before the Oaf was ever born.  In some ways, he’s an extension of that work, in a different format and genre.   My work was already very cartoony, using bits and pieces from Popeye, Sluggo of Nancy, He-man and G.I. Joe in a sort of smorgasbord of hyper-masculinity.  The Oaf sprung directly out of that soup, moving from the canvas to the page pretty effortlessly.

A B: The release for Wuvable Oaf is this Friday the 29th. How old is the Oaf since you first put him on paper?

Ed: The first time the character appeared with that name above his head was in a paper doll design I did for a theme show at the Trunk Space Gallery in Phoenix.  I believe it was fall of 2006, so he’ll technically be five years old this fall!   The shirt appeared one year later, followed by the first comic in the summer of 2008.

A B: Could you give a quick rundown of what someone might expect if they are picking up The Wuvable oaf for the first time?

Ed: I’ve toyed around with many descriptions over the years…none of which ever really work for me.  Lately, I’ve been calling it “the gay comic for everyone else”, somewhat jokingly.  I feel it’s from an undeniably queer perspective but is written and constructed to be all-inclusive.  I don’t shy away from the gay, anyone that has ever seen the book can testify to that.  But I try to speak in terms, both visually and textually, that don’t alienate any one group from appreciating the narrative.  I feel I achieve that easily enough with an absence of explicit sex scenes.  It’s important to me that hetero folks identify with the Oaf and his pals too, and I think boners don’t always work well in that capacity.  But otherwise, it’s ostensibly a love story, about someone who thinks he’s impossible to love.

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July 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO WUVABLE OAF #3 RELEASE PARTY | SF CA 7/29

by Accidental Bear

Come join Ed and Oaf at their homebase GOTEBLÜD store for the release of the brand new issue of WO and an exhibition of Oaf art! Ed will be debuting a new Oaf n’ Kitties print at the event too!

www.wuvableoaf.com

UPDATE: The show will also feature Oaf work created by other artists, including Erik Erspamer, John Murasky, Skinner and Brad Rader!

Oh yeah: THE FIRST 25 FOLKS GET A FREE WORLD PAINTED GOTEBLÜD MINI POSTER!!!

 

Friday, July 29 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
GOTEBLÜD

766 Valencia between 18th & 19th
February 14, 2011

Wuv Me, Wuv me Not: WUVABLE OAF ROCKS ME LIKE A HURRICANE

by Accidental Bear

Just saying the name Wuvable Oaf makes me all warm and fuzzy and I subtly feel a nice secure set of BIG FUZZY FOREARMS wrap around me. Ahhh, I have had my eyeball on Wuvables comics for some time and spot their t-shirt designs around town. Funny thing, the t-shirts I see are usually attached to men that look a lot like Oaf. ( I don’t say this because, and  I have something personal against the saying, but,  WOOF!) I was unaware of all the other awesome they had with their foxy images on them. CHECK THE WUVABE OAF OUT!

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Hello from everyone here in Oafsville!

It was cold and damp in Amsterdam…but we had a great time anyway!

I traveled to the Netherlands with Ed, Mark and Matt for the opening of THE WUVABLE OAF SHOW at BOVEN Gallery in Amsterdam!!! The artists’ reception was Saturday, January 15, 2011 and I’m happy to say it was a smashing success! Our hosts Zjef, Tom and the whole crew at Boven were consumate professionals and we miss them already!

The show itself is up until April 10, 2011. On the walls you’ll find paintings, original art pages and limited edition prints from nearly three years worth of Wuvable Oaf comics. Issues of Wuvable Oaf #’s 0, 1 and 2, Gory Details and Reigning Goteblud will also be available for purchase, along with four different Oaf shirt designs and a special Wuvable Oaf Show Poster, commemorating the event!

For those who were not able to attend the opening, have no fear…the poster and prints have been added to our store, so you can still snag a piece of the exhibition, if you want!

Our next big event is Wonder-Con in San Francisco April 1 – 3, 2011. Why not make plans now to stop by and see us then?

XOXOXOXOXOX
Oaf

About da Oaf

Ed Luce’s first comic book project, Wuvable Oaf is a “fairy” tale chronicling one big, scary lookin’ dude’s search for cute little “mans” in a city that looks suspiciously like San Francisco.

The Oaf has also made appearances in the UK’s Gay Times Magazine, Italy’sPISSZINEInstinct MagazineWhite Crane Journal, Prism Comics 2008 Guideand on the chests of hunky dudes n’ sassy ladies all over the world, in the form of his very own t-shirts.

While currently pouring his energy into the comics world, Ed also leaves a lengthy trail of art debris behind him, including recent published features in Bearflavouredartists’ catalog and LA gay men’s health magazine Corpus. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries, museums, store windows and bathrooms from San Diego to Buffalo to Paris.

For more information regarding our Oaf stuff:
wuvableoaf@gmail.com

http://www.wuvableoaf.com/index.html