cover image Wuvable Oaf

Wuvable Oaf

Ed Luce. Fantagraphics, $29.99 (264p) ISBN 978-1-60699-816-8

Large, hirsute, buck-toothed cat-orphanage proprietor and former professional wrestler Oaf Jadwiga has a romantic history marked by failure and disappointment. Following a lengthy dry spell, he finds himself attracted to the diminutive Eiffel, an “aggro massage” therapist and frontman for a band called Ejaculoid. The big sweetheart’s search for a loving connection will have readers rooting for the huge bear of a man. Originally published as a comics periodical, Oaf’s saga already has a sizable gay following, but this human tale of the struggle to make the connection that we all yearn for will touch all readers. Told with an appealing visual style, and loaded with evocative characters, Oaf’s adventures are heartwarming, humorous, poignant, and engrossing from start to finish. (June)