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 excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Patrick Kyle! Patrick Kyle is a cartoonist from Toronto, Canada. His self-published comic book series Black Mass was nominated in the best emerging talent category in the 2012 Doug Wright Awards and the Outstanding Series Category in the 2012 Ignatz Awards. His book Don’t Come in… Continue reading »View full post
CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Sammy Harkham! After being inspired by the work of Jamie Hewlett, Dan Clowes, Kim Deitch, Renee French, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet and Jim Woodring, Sammy Harkham started making his own comics and a zine, Kramers Ergot, which has evolved into one of the most highly influential… Continue reading »View full post
CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Ezra Claytan Daniels! Ezra Claytan Daniels is a writer and illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA. His critically acclaimed graphic novel series, The Changers, began a unique career peppered with a number of collaborative multimedia projects ranging from video games to animation to feature documentaries. Ezra is… Continue reading »View full post
CAKE is excited to announce our second special guest for 2016: Cathy G. Johnson! Cathy G. Johnson is a cartoonist living in Providence, Rhode Island who makes comics, drawings, prints, and books about confrontation and sincerity. Cathy was awarded the 2014 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Cathy also teaches at various afterschool art and theatre programs throughout… Continue reading »View full post
CAKE is excited to announce our first special guest for 2016: Tyrell Cannon! Tyrell Graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. He has been a fixture in the Chicago comics scene for nearly a decade, with his primary focus being to explore comics with… Continue reading »View full post