Arts & Business luncheon featuring award winning cartoonist Ed Luce

Ed Luce

The Fredonia Technology Incubator will be hosting the 14th installment of the Arts and Business Luncheon with award winning cartoonist Ed Luce. He will offer insights into the business side of his career, including how he developed, published, and markets his comic book series. The luncheon will take place in the Incubator’s Large Conference Room this Friday from noon to 1 p.m.

This event is free open to the public, and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited therefore, registration is required. To register for this event, go to https://ftiartsluncheonedluce.eventbrite.com. This link can also be found on the Incubator website and Facebook page. For more information, contact FTI at 680-6009 or incubator@fredonia.edu. The Incubator is located at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048.

Comic reviewer Rob Clough writes, “Ed Luce is one of the brighter cartooning talents to emerge in the last decade, … reading his comic book series Wuvable Oaf makes one realize that he emerged as a fully-formed talent who can draw anything… Luce’s crazy attention to detail and the decorative aspects of comics is a big part of its visual appeal.”

Ed Luce is the creator of Wuvable Oaf, a two-time Ignatz-nominated series of comics. He also received nominations in 2009 for Promising New Talent, in 2015 for Outstanding Artist, and was a 2016 Lambda Literary Award nominee for LGBT Graphic Novel. For his second volume, Wuvable Oaf: Blood and Metal, Luce won the Award for LGBT Graphic Novel. He has created covers, stories, and illustrations for Slate Magazine, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the infamous Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever comic series, the Eisner nominated No Straight Lines, Maximum RockNRoll, and BEAR magazine. He has also exhibited his works internationally, including venues in Tokyo, Amsterdam, London and Toronto. In his spare time Ed is a senior adjunct instructor in the Graduate Comics Program at California College of the Arts. He received a BFA from the State University College at Fredonia and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego.

The Fredonia Technology Incubator promotes economic growth in Western New York by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. The incubator provides administrative and business services, mentoring, networking, professional consulting, educational opportunities, and access to capital and work ready space. The Incubator is part of Fredonia’s Division of Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development (AEED) facilitates and supports university-community collaborations, and oversees the university’s StartUp NY economic development program.

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