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.
This is the first issue of an ongoing memoir series that explores the author’s turbulent past of substance abuse, as well as physical abuse. The first portion, which was initially published in Lumpen, has been re-drawn. The last two portions are comprised of new, previously unpublished material. The second issue of the series, which debuted… Continue reading »View full post
1. lists 2. Seinfeld 3. dogs 4. lists 5. pigeons 6. lisps 7. Julian Barnes’s nose 8. “arches torn midyawn” 9. lists 10. lists Roman Muradov is an illustrator and cartoonist from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco. His clients include the New Yorker, New York Times, Penguin, Random House, Vogue, Lucky Peach and… Continue reading »View full post
Blapho is an anthology series from Midwestern Cuban Comics. The first issue features David Kubrick Private Dick, Lucky Dog, and Life in Cars. Published by Midwestrn Cuban Comics Midwestrn Cuban Comics is a small press comics series created by Odin Cabal. The issues are compilations of vignettes revolving around a small cast of characters who… Continue reading »View full post
Expectation is a story of hope and tragedy inspired by the life and work of the early-twentieth-century Expressionist artist Egon Schiele, whose tortured, attenuated forms are instantly recognizable. Wordless and rendered in pencil, this thread-bound mini-comic by Amy Peltz explores how narrative can be conveyed with a minimum of means. In some respects continuing the… Continue reading »View full post
Prolific zinester, Aaron Poliwoda will be debuting TWO new comics at CAKE, here’s a description of them in his own words: I have two comics debuting. One is a wrestling comic about the life of the Ultimate Warrior who died in 2014. The other is Autism Conversations. It is an approximately 150-page comic of email… Continue reading »View full post