Re/Read is a regular feature by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid drawing attention to backlist books you may have missed or deserve another look. This time we’ll discuss No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall. Comics frequently play a prominent role in social justice movements. Such is the case in the LGBTQ community, as demonstrated by No Straight Lines. Cartoonist Justin Hall carefully curated a comprehensive anthology of contemporary comics covering themes of coming out, the response to the AIDS crisis, and current issues and attitudes facing the LGBTQ community. His insightful introduction…
What’s in Store: Ed Luce at Fantagraphics Bookstore on January 7
Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, January 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as Bay Area artist Ed Luce presents his latest comix collection, Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal. Luce chronicles the adventures of Oaf Jadwiga, a gay former wrestler looking for love in unlikely places. The oversized Oaf lives in The City with a cluster of kittens and a fondness for Morrissey, queercore, and black metal music. The comical adventures and colorful characters in Luce’s work make for a wildly entertaining modern romance – at once outrageous and charming. With a background in fine art, Luce…
Digital Releases by Hanks, Luce, and Wood
Fletcher Hanks, Ed Luce, and Wally Wood make up our digital dream team this week. They are also accompanied by some rather risqué backlist titles. Here we go . . . Fletcher Hanks was the first great comic book auteur: he wrote, penciled, inked, and lettered all his stories between 1939 and 1941. Whether it’s the superhero Stardust dolling out poetic justice or the jungle protectress Fantomah tearing evildoers limb from limb, pop surrealism and violent mayhem are abundant in all of Hanks’s work. Originally featured in two paperbacks, this deluxe volume collects all of Hanks’s previously published material, plus…
San Francisco: Wuvable Oaf at Isotope Comics
Ed Luce is bringing the wuv back home to San Francisco where he will be celebrating and signing the gorgeous collected edition of Wuvable Oaf at Isotope Comics
London: Wuvable Oaf at Gosh! Comics
The celebration of the Wuvable release continues! On June 13th catch Ed Luce in London at Gosh! comics for a signing and special talk on his fan favorite series.
Portland: Wuvable Oaf at Floating World Comics
Celebrate Portland’s 1st Thursday art happenings with an art show and book signing at the wonderful Floating World Comics store in lovely Portland, OR. Floating World events are always well attended, and always a lot of fun. Don’t miss this!
Los Angeles: Wuvable Oaf at Secret Headquarters
Ed Luce, creator of the hit indie series Wuvable Oaf, is coming to Secret Headquarters for a book signing and celebration of the release of the collected hardcover edition!