The “Wuvable Oaf” himself, Ed Luce, has sent us the following details about his upcoming appearance with Prism this week!
“Join Wuvable Oaf for Comic-Con International 2012 at Prism Comics, booth #2144-48! Here’s the schedule:
Wednesday, July 11th (Preview Night) 6-9 pm
Thursday & Sunday from 2-7 pm
Friday & Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm
The Oaf crew will be debuting three new items at the convention:
-The brand new OAF HULK shirt: Much cuter (and hairer) than Green or Red Hulk, Oaf Hulk ruins another pair of sweat pants!
-Comic-Con 2012 Wuvable Oaf poster: This 11 X 17 poster depicts the Oafs in their convention cosplay outfits!
-Robert Kirby’s Three #3: Featuring a cover and COLOR Oaf story by Ed Luce, this latest issue also has a tale by Carrie McNinch and a crazy, very funny all-star comics jam instigated by Jen Camper, featuring Jen, Ivan Velez, Jr., Howard Cruse, Diane DiMassa, Ellen Forney, Joan Hilty, and Editor Robert Kirby. There are also special guest pages of art & comics by such queer, punk, and autobio comics illuminati as Michael Fahy, Janelle Hessig with Matt Runkle, MariNaomi, and Ignatz nominee Marian Runk.
And don’t miss these other Wuvable Oaf related events!
Thursday, July 12th from 8-???PM
The Crazy Rattlesnake Treehouse Gang Live Comics Reading – Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, Downtown San Diego
America’s favorite cartooning superstars will present their funniest comics in person, with artwork lovingly projected on a big screen! Artists on hand include: Phil McAndrew, David King, Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson, Ed Luce, Tom Neely, Kent Osborne, Malachi Ward, and maybe more!
Friday, July 13th from 2-3 PM
Fantagraphics’ No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics Panel, Room #25ABC
Queer cartooning has been one of the most vibrant artistic and counter-cultural movements of the past 40 years, tackling complex issues of identity and changing social mores with intelligence, humor, and an irreverent imagination. No Straight Lines, a massive anthology published by Fantagraphics Books, is the most definitive collection to date of this material, showcasing the spectrum from lesbian underground comix, to gay newspaper strips, to bi punk zines, to trans webcomics. Join the editor of the book, Justin Hall (Glamazonia, Hard To Swallow) as he moderates an all-star panel of some of the true greats of LGBTQ comics: Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Dykes To Watch Out For), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix) and Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze).
Friday, July 13th from 3:30-5:30 PM
Signing at Fantagraphics Booth #1718-1722
Get your No Straight Lines collection signed by Ed Luce and a bevy other contributors!
Friday July 13th from 6-10 PM
Artists’ Reception for “Do Anything” exhibition
Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, Downtown San Diego
The show features work by individual artists and collectives who focus on do-it-yourself publishing and print projects. Employing alternative methods of production and distribution to create books, zines, and video work, the exhibiting artists work with a variety of themes to actively engage a wide audience. Opening during Comic-Con, this exhibition focuses on artistic practices that push the boundaries of contemporary publishing. The opening reception will feature a screening of Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities on Space 4 Art’s outdoor stage.
Artists and collectives exhibiting include: Bettie Breitweiser, The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality and Encyclopedia Destructica, Juliacks, Justseeds, Darin Klein, Ed Luce, Ed Piskor, Louis M. Schmidt, Tom Scioli, Mary Tremonte, and Unicorn Mountain. As a satellite to the exhibition, Double Break Gallery (located at 1821 5th Avenue in Bankers Hill) will be showing new zines by Josh Atlas, Jessica Greenfield, Ben Hernstrom, Jennifer Murray, and Jessica Vaughn.
Saturday, July 14 from 5:30-7:00 PM
Gays in Comics: 25th Year Celebration! Room #6A
The comic world’s longest-running panel celebrates its silver anniversary with an incredible all-star panel and celebration which will spotlight creators, comics, and fans from 1988 to the present. This year, founding moderator and best-selling author Andy Mangels, will chair a new form of panel, a live documentary that will unfold for the audience, featuring a mixture of commentary, images, music and other surprises! Showcased with live appearances and video messages will be an army of awesome creators who have appeared on the previous 24 panels, including: Howard Cruse, Roberta Gregory, Phil Jimenez, Alison Bechdel, Charles “Zan” Christensen, Gail Simone, Eric Shanower, Joan Hilty, Ivan Velez, Jr., Paige Braddock, Joe Phillips, Trina Robbins, Dan Parent, Wendy Pini, Chip Kidd, Patty Jeres, Joe Palmer, Ed Luce, Jeff Krell, Robert Triptow, Justin Hall, Marc Andreyko, Sean-Z, Steve Englehart, Jon Macy, Ted Abenheim and Roger Klorese. This panel will be chock-full from beginning to end, so be on time or you’ll miss some awesome surprises that we aren’t announcing yet! Afterward, stick around for the celebratory gay comics fan mixer/social, hosted by PRISM Comics, with prizes and surprise special guests!
Sunday, July 15 from 7-9 PM
“Do Anything” Panel on Self-Publishing
Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, Downtown San Diego
Space 4 Art will feature comic-artists Ed Piskor (creator of the graphic novel, Wizzywig and the web-comic Brain Rot), Ed Luce (creator of the comic book Wuvable Oaf and contributor to Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever).”