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He’s Not Just A Bear, He’s Wuvable Oaf!

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Oaf, a gay, cat-obsessed, Morrissey-loving, hairy giant, lumbers through life unencumbered by any worry about how much space he takes up. He’s got a crush on  rocker Eiffel, who plays in the “disco grindcore” band Eja©uloid, and his every step propels this alpha bear through a series of weird adventures, all brilliantly captured in Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf.

A visually and narratively witty breath of fresh (and very odd) air in the world of gay comics, Wuvable Oaf is the product of writer/artist Luce’s out-of-left-field imagination and make-everything-big-and-round drawing style. The third issue, out now, finds Oaf on his first date with Eiffel (at the restaurant Rage Against The Cuisine) and Oaf’s cat, Santino, involved in a brutal Oz-style beatdown with a gang of mean felines.

Nobody’s night ends well.

Super-fans may want the limited, signed and numbered special edition (limited to 200 copies) which features a gory hoof-print variant cover, a set of three Smell-O-Drama scratch n’ sniff cards and the new EJA©ULOID 7″ single, “Sleep Apnea.” (The track comes on a clear vinyl picture disc  and features music from members of hardcore bands Limp Wrist and Talk Is Poison.)

Give a wide berth: There’s lots more Wuvable Oaf  on the very next page!

Want to get Luce to sign your copy of Wuvable Oaf #3? He’ll be at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR, from 6–10pm today and at The Escapist Comics in Berkeley, CA, on August 12th from 7-9pm.


Photo via Ocean Yamaha

 

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By:           Dave White
On:           Aug 4, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      “Rage Against the Cuisine.” Heh. That’s funny.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Is that a drawing of Andrew Sullivan?

      Aug 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pep, Italy
      Pep, Italy

      Love it!

      Aug 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xtiaan
      xtiaan

      bears always look as though they are wearing man-drag

      Aug 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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