Wuvable Oaf

Wuvable Oaf

Wuvable Oaf is the first-ever collection of the acclaimed self-published comic book series by cartoonist Ed Luce. Oaf is a large, hirsute, scary-looking ex-wrestler who lives in San Francisco with his adorable kitties and listens to a lot of Morrissey. The book follows Oaf s search for love in the big city, especially his pursuit of Eiffel, the lead singer of the black met...

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Title:Wuvable Oaf
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Wuvable Oaf Reviews

  • Ije the Devourer of Books

    This is such a fun comic. Oaf is a rather big and hairy guy who runs a home for cats in his own home, and makes soft toys from his body hair. Oaf is also an ex wrestler, charming and kind and a great friend. He is also looking for love.

    This book consists of a set of stories about wuvable Oaf and his friends, family and felines. He is just adorable and the stories had me laughing out loud. I was not familiar with the artist (Ed Luce) before I bought it but I am glad I took the risk.

    I only wish th

    This is such a fun comic. Oaf is a rather big and hairy guy who runs a home for cats in his own home, and makes soft toys from his body hair. Oaf is also an ex wrestler, charming and kind and a great friend. He is also looking for love.

    This book consists of a set of stories about wuvable Oaf and his friends, family and felines. He is just adorable and the stories had me laughing out loud. I was not familiar with the artist (Ed Luce) before I bought it but I am glad I took the risk.

    I only wish there were online comics I could follow but since there isn't I will just re-read this volume and hope a second volume of stories will be published some time soon.

    Great stuff for comic books fans!!!!

  • C.J. Cummings

    Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce stands alone, in a very fluffy room, as a one-of-a-kind, hilarious, weird, graphic, insane piece of work.

    The black and white (and once, pink) artwork is lovely and mixes the crazy illustrations of Oaf and other characters among cute kitties and some really wild and creatively bizarre creatures and nightmarish visions. It's just unlike anything else you will read.

    Oaf, our lead character, is... well, he's wuvable. Cats love him, and he loves them, and so they crawl all over

    Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce stands alone, in a very fluffy room, as a one-of-a-kind, hilarious, weird, graphic, insane piece of work.

    The black and white (and once, pink) artwork is lovely and mixes the crazy illustrations of Oaf and other characters among cute kitties and some really wild and creatively bizarre creatures and nightmarish visions. It's just unlike anything else you will read.

    Oaf, our lead character, is... well, he's wuvable. Cats love him, and he loves them, and so they crawl all over him and he owns a ton. He is super hairy and he makes his own Oaf Dolls which he stuffs with his own shaven body hair. It's already out-there, isn't it? Well, it takes to the skies with it's outlandish stories, and I loved it. There are some stand-alone strips in here, as well as a long story that makes up the bulk of the book. Oaf meets a singer from a band and the story follows his relationship with him, as well as Oaf's past, his hobbies, his love-life. The stand-alone stories are even wilder and more peculiar, with stories of internal organ staining, cat-apocalyptic-fighting and more.

    To explain Wuvable Oaf is to take the fun out of your experience though. Just head into this blind and with a sense of humour and you will truly find something completely unique. For me, as graphic and adult and messed-up as it often was, I ate up every last page. This was bloody magnificent.

    5 out of 5

  • Marc

    I chose this book almost solely by the cover and the title. How could I not?!! It's not like it was a true gamble because the publisher (

    ) puts out great work, it cost me nothing (

    ), and graphic novels just don't take that long to read. But I had no idea just what a treat I was in for...

    Luce creates an entire universe of mostly hirsute "bears" in San Francisco revolving around the quite "wuvable" Oaf. He's a doll-maker who stuffs his creations with his own body

    I chose this book almost solely by the cover and the title. How could I not?!! It's not like it was a true gamble because the publisher (

    ) puts out great work, it cost me nothing (

    ), and graphic novels just don't take that long to read. But I had no idea just what a treat I was in for...

    Luce creates an entire universe of mostly hirsute "bears" in San Francisco revolving around the quite "wuvable" Oaf. He's a doll-maker who stuffs his creations with his own body hair (which he can grow back by force of will alone):

    He's also a self-proclaimed cat-philanthropist. Out of dozens of cats, he cares for one special-needs kitty named Pavel. Pavel only calms down when in direct physical contact with Oaf. Here is what he is like when left alone in his own private, padded room:

    But before Oaf became Oaf, he grew famous as a professional "wrassler" known as Goteblud:

    Oaf is looking for love and acceptance. He has a musky scent about him that almost never leaves. His first kisses often involve an awkward clashing of teeth. He loves hard metal, but also Morrissey. He falls for a disco grindcore metal singer name Eiffel. Eiffel's singing is described as a combination of the following artists:

    What the hell does all this add up to? A truly bizarre and hilarious self-contained world complete with beard contests judged by Yukon Jack, gay metal band love trapezoids, and riffs on all manner of media and culture (a celebrity chef's restaurant called Rage Against the Cuisine where diners get to kill their own dinner, a pro-wrestling subculture, various tributes to the '80s, and sub-universes based on Oaf special- or one-time issues). Fun, funny, and disgustingly adorable.

  • Ed Luce

    Uh...I made it, so I like it!

  • Jeanne

    The art is fantastic and a big reason I kept reading though I wasn't really engaged in the story. No fault in the writing/storytelling at all. In fact, I really love Oaf and the other cast of characters. The humor, especially in the asides about the dating history of the characters was great. Over all this felt like a modern, queer, and much better quality underground comic book. Reminiscent of Crumb and other Zap Magazine staples.

    Only I actually like these characters and the artwork, opposed t

    The art is fantastic and a big reason I kept reading though I wasn't really engaged in the story. No fault in the writing/storytelling at all. In fact, I really love Oaf and the other cast of characters. The humor, especially in the asides about the dating history of the characters was great. Over all this felt like a modern, queer, and much better quality underground comic book. Reminiscent of Crumb and other Zap Magazine staples.

    Only I actually like these characters and the artwork, opposed to Crumb who's objectification of women always made me uncomfortable and grossed out. That's not to say there's not over the top objectification, but it's of men.

    Big, bulging, hairy men. That was down right refreshing and s big part of why I picked up this book. I saw Luce speak on a panel about body positivity and representation. When he spoke about about big hairy men's bodies and the lack of love and representation for those bodies it resonated with me.

    I am so glad I picked up this book, even though I didn't engage with the story. I'm a fan of Luce's art and writing style. I won't hesitate to picks up a book by him again and I'm buy copies of this to give to friends, who deserve to see their bodies represented, especially in queer media.

    Will you like or want to read this? I'm not sure I can tell you. Its aggressively queer. Very reminiscent of the 60s-70s art styles of the gay underground scene both in San Francisco and NYC of the time. The art is stunning and worth a look no matter if the subject matter is your thing. The humor is specific subset of this subculture.

    Like are you a fan of big hairy gay men who love cats, wrestling, hardcore metal and hyper masculinity? If so this book just might be your flavor of catnip.

    The body hair dolls are creepy and awesome and I'm going to see if Luce is selling real versions of them. I want one.

  • Linda Quinn

    I love this hairy Oaf who tends to kitties and searches for love while making his own dolls with his own hair. Some really memorable first dates and some serious backstabbing from all the assorted exes....

  • Erin

    Adorable. Little Eiffel’s face is so grumpy and darling at the same time.

  • Joseph Gagnon

    I have the same problem with this comic i had with Great Expectations. It ended way before it should have. There is one more book, but it is a prequel. Almost half of this book were side stories. The closest Oaf actually gets to wuv in this book is a succession first date with Eiffel. And the Pavel stuff ends strange, but without enough really.

    Everything about this was great. Except the fact that it is all unfinished from a storytelling standpoint.

  • David Schaafsma

    This is a big hardcover version of Luce's self published comic where he creates this elaborate queer universe of mostly huge, hairy guys. A version of one mashup collection of the San Francisco music scene, I am told. Oaf is very hairy, loves cats, makes and sells toys he stuffs with his own shaved body hair (yes, that hairy), loves Morrissey, is in love with the lead singer, Eiffel, of some band named Ejaculoid, a sort of queercore band. Former professional wrestler. This feels like a gay Love

    This is a big hardcover version of Luce's self published comic where he creates this elaborate queer universe of mostly huge, hairy guys. A version of one mashup collection of the San Francisco music scene, I am told. Oaf is very hairy, loves cats, makes and sells toys he stuffs with his own shaved body hair (yes, that hairy), loves Morrissey, is in love with the lead singer, Eiffel, of some band named Ejaculoid, a sort of queercore band. Former professional wrestler. This feels like a gay Love and Rockets-Hernandez world/story, with a similar sense of humor. It's basically a romantic comedy, and is pretty funny. It creates a pretty complete world I am basically not the target audience for, but was still amused by its energy.

  • S

    This was... different. I loved the San Furrancisco Special. The rest was a cute graphic novel about the romantic struggles of a feline-loving gay man. I liked the comic itself more than the character pages, although those were nice to have for background info. 3*

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