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Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal by Ed Luce

Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal by Ed Luce

Oaf, a wuvable Bay Area bear, searches for love in the local metal and wrestling scenes in Blood and Metal, which collects a number of short stories. Featuring tales of Oaf ’s formative childhood years, and much more! Full-color illustrations throughout. 

“There are so many tantalizing details to tickle readers' fancies, from the chest-hairy end papers to all the visual in-jokes tucked into these panels… With such a wide range of characters, it’s no wonder that Luce’s stories have also found a diverse readership that includes rock ‘n’ roll dudes, women, and kitty lovers. ... Share it with friends and gift yourself: this graphic novel is the best treat anyone can get, short of a basket of kittens!” – Cathy Camper, Lambda Literary

“But while Luce’s aesthetic and storytelling impress, it’s Wuvable Oaf’s story that’s endearing. ... The ups and downs and humorous pratfalls that plague Oaf are all things that anyone―regardless of gender or orientation―who has been in a romantic relationship can empathize with. Luce goes small so that his book can go big. The awkwardness, the tenderness, the eroticism, it all comes from a truthful place, a recognizable place, and it’s what makes the series both as funny as it is and as touching.” – Shea Hennum, Paste

“Like that of Tales of the City, the queer San Francisco of Wuvable Oaf is a community you wish existed, full of the kind of people you wish you knew. ... Though Luce’s cleanly designed illustrations appear almost entirely in black and white here, they exude a welcoming warmth, thanks in part to the book’s contagious love for its cast of characters. ... A person who is not delighted by Wuvable Oaf is probably not a person.” – Jacob Brogan, Slate


Published by Fantagraphics, 2016


7.6 x 0.6 x 10.3 inches (19.3 cm x 1.5 cm x 26.1 cm)

Regular price $20.00