Aug 13, 2008
Last January while visiting San Fransisco I had the pleasure of cruising bear bars with illustrator, Ed Luce. He is a former teacher and long time friend of mine. Since moving to SF a few years ago he's starred in one of artist Sean Johnson's Beard Love videos and guest started in the indie porn mag, Pizzine (guess what it's about). He's been working hard on a new comic series loosely based on his new SF life.
He was a bit of a Bear-lebrity at the bar and every other bearded daddy interrupted our conversation to say hi. After a few hours talking about our old lovers Luce handed me a Xerox copy of his just released Wuvable Oaf Comic. After an encounter with a surly polar bear at a urinal, I wished Ed well and stumbled to a near by coffee shop to read it.
Ed created a cast of sexy and likable characters to fill the life of Oaf, a 30-something, DIY-crafting, the Knife listening, daddy loving, pussy loving, post-ironic bear. Oaf's first full color edition hits shelves in SF this week but you can get your copy online. He also has some great merch including a super sexy lime green t-shirt featuring Oaf and his Kitties. It comes in five sizes so even twinks and otters can be bear bait for a day.
Ed Luce's Livejournal
Jayme McLellan, Director of Civilian Art Projects brought together about 100 local artists and asked them create work in a 1 quart bag (the airplane FAA approved size for liquid carry-ons). There were some amazing pieces and all the work is priced from $50-$100. Photographer Nikolas Schiller documented most of the work. Take a minute to check out Nickolas' blog, The Daily Render if you missed the show.
Quart Bag @ Civilian Art Projects
Friday, August 8th - Saturday, August 16th, 2008
406 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor