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.
CAKE is pleased to announce that Wilfred Santiago will be joining us as a Special Guest for CAKE 2015! Wilfred is a cartoonist and illustrator from the Chicago area and the author of Michael Jordan: Bull On Parade, scheduled to be released in January 2015 by Fantagraphics Books. His first professional work was seen in… Continue reading »View full post
CAKE is excited to announce that Zak Sally will be a Special Guest for CAKE 2015! Zak is a writer, musician, educator, and cartoonist who has been prominent in the world of independent comics for more than a decade. He is most well known for his Sammy The Mouse series (published by Fantagraphics, La Mano,… Continue reading »View full post
CAKE is delighted to announce that Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez will be joining us for CAKE 2015! Jaime and Gilbert are best known for their collaborative series Love and Rockets, which they have been releasing in a number of formats since 1981. In addition to Love and Rockets, both Jaime and Gilbert have been incredibly… Continue reading »View full post
We’re excited to announce another special guest for CAKE 2015: Lale Westvind! Lale is an exciting and prolific cartoonist and self-publisher working in New York City, regularly releasing issues of several ongoing series, including Hyperspeed to Nowhere, Express Less, and Go Now & Stay Here, along with other “one-shot” comics. Her comic Hot Dog Beach… Continue reading »View full post
We’re excited to announce our first special guest for CAKE 2015: Eleanor Davis! Eleanor is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, Drew Weing. Her collection of short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, was published in 2014 by Fantagraphics Books. She has also created two comics for kids… Continue reading »View full post