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 brings remarkable depth to his improbable premise. Influences from Art Nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley to Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein combine to create a sophisticated and accessible aesthetic.
Meet this wuvable contemporary cartoonist on Saturday, January 7 at 6:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore, located at 1201 S. Vale St. in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.