There are few things more special than getting to witness the success of one of our best friends, and seeing the industry truly embrace the kind of books we love and that the Isotope’s shelves are famous for. When Fantagraphics Books got behind local superstar Ed Luce to make his dreams come true of a WUVABLE OAF hardcover from one of the most important publishers in all of comics, we all knew it was inevitable… we were going to throw the greatest party on Earth to celebrate!
And that is what we will be doing! In honor of Ed this one has a lot of extra bells and whistles. First up, we will be debuting these fantastic bookplates by Ed made just for the Isotope.
As well as two very special Isotope OAF swag surprises that even Ed didn’t know about until today…
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Not a mixtape! OAF HYSTERIA is an original Oaf album featuring two completely new songs written and recorded just for this event!
Straight off a national tour bus with Faster Pussycat, the underground punk sensations DEATHTRAP AMERICA exploded into the studio for us to create a truly rocking Wuvable Oaf soundtrack theme song! This catchy punk theme will bring a smile to your face and really make you hope for an Oaf cartoon someday! When you get a chance, check out these guys when they play, they’re as incredible live as they are in the studio. Check out www.deathtrapamerica.com for more details on this awesome band.
This song was recorded by Ralph Spight of the NorCal hardcore punk legends Victims Family at San Francisco’s Nerve Center Recordings. We are honored to have gotten to work with Ralph and DEATHTRAP AMERICA on this project!
Heavy space doom band SPACE: 1666 turns in a heavy, sludgey, drone metal instrumental Side B. Inspired by old sci fi tv, classic doom bands of New Orleans and Olympia, WA, “Moonrise OAFa” sounds like the soundtrack for a science fiction Oaf story from a yet to be made future Oafanthology. Recorded in the appropriately effects pedal laden Outer Sagittarius Studios.
This two-song cassette EP is hand numbered and features room for Wuvable Oaf creator Ed Luce to sketch in your copy. Only 60 copies of this tape are being produced. And available nowhere but the Isotope!
But even if you can’t attend our event you don’t have to miss out… thanks to the generosity of these musicians we can share these Oaf tunes with all you! Stream & download the album here:
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One of a kind WUVABLE ED Munny figure painted by MUNCHIES creator Katie Longua!
Now you can have a cute Ed Luce of your very own! Hand painted and felted by Katie Longua this vinyl inaction figure comes with a hand made box by James Sime and also features original side art by Ed himself! This truly one of a kind Oaf collectible is autographed by all the artists and will be raffled off at our event on the 20th.
It is also the most adorable collaborative art keepsake that the Isotope has ever been a part of. Our hats are off to the amazing Katie Longua for her incredible painting and felting work!
As if all that wasn’t exciting enough our Wuvable Oaf Party also features the Isotope’s own Kirsten Baldock crafting her original OAF-inspired beverage creations, and San Francisco’s beloved DJ BEARZBUB spinning his unique brand of metal classics, hot b-sides, rare beats and booty shaking nöyze.
And, of course, our featured guest… Ed Luce!
We think this is going to be one of our best events ever. Come and join us in raising a glass to this great day in comics, won’t you?
Ed Luce @ Isotope
Saturday, June 20th 2015
8pm – Midnight