The volume collects Luce’s story of an ex-wrestler named Oaf, who lives in San Francisco with an incomprehensible number of cats. Oaf falls for a singer named Eiffel and Luce celebrates San Francisco’s queer community and music scene through the romantic story of these two men.
Oregon journalist Melanie Burke provides a closer look at the event below:
In addition to exclusive bookplates, the launch party will feature an exhibit of Luce’s work, including hand-drawn originals. Floating World owner Jason Leivian says that he hopes to draw in some of the First Thursday crowd, a once-a-month event that encourages residents to explore Portland’s art scene, and that they will see something they weren’t expecting.
“Portland, of all cities, gets what I’m doing on a sort of across the board level,” says Luce. “Especially [Floating World]. There’ll be quite a few original pieces in that show and they’re kind of like the last hold outs of my pen-to-paper years—I work almost exclusively digitally now.”
Luce will be signing during the event and copies of Wuvable Oaf will be available for purchase.