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.
We’ve got some exciting plans for CAKE 2015, including programming featuring out special guests and hands-on workshops that will let attendees join in the comics-making process. Here’s what we’ve got planned: Programming A Conversation with the Hernandez Brothers – Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez discuss their work and careers in comics. Caitlin McGurk from the Billy Ireland… Continue reading »View full post
We have some exciting plans, including expanding our programming to include workshops, and (drumroll please) streaming our programming online with the help of Windy City Television! We’ll be announcing more information about our plans later this week (follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr to stay up to date!). Want a hint? How about a… Continue reading »View full post
The exhibitor application for CAKE 2015 has officially closed. Thank you to everyone who applied, and we hope to see you next June! The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. If you have any questions… Continue reading »View full post
Due to the large response, we’ve extended the deadline to apply as an exhibitor to CAKE 2015 through Saturday, December 20! If you missed the December 15th deadline, this is your last chance! To apply, go to http://www.cakechicago.com/2015-cake-exhibitor-application. The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7,… Continue reading »View full post
Today is the final day to apply for CAKE 2015! The application closes at midnight tonight (Monday, December 15th), so if you want to exhibit at next year’s CAKE, be sure to get your submission in before it’s too late. The application form can be found at http://www.cakechicago.com/2015-cake-exhibitor-application We’re also pleased to share the final… Continue reading »View full post