About CAKE

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Drink and Draw

CAKE Invites You To Our Drink & Draw on May 18th

Our next fundraiser event for CAKE 2016 is a Drink and Draw that will take place on May 18th from 7:00 PM to Midnight at The Owl, located at 2521 N. Milwaukee in Chicago. Admission to the event is $5.00, which includes entry to a raffle for some special prizes, and for every drink sold, …

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Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil

Announcing the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Residency!

CAKE and Transit are excited to announce the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Inbound Residency! Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil are illustrators/comics artists currently based in Melbourne, Australia. They will collaborate on a Risograph-printed comic that they will begin under Sarah’s Risograph imprint, Room Press, and complete it during their Chicago residency. The end result will be available at this year’s …

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