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.
Thanks to all our exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, and staff for making CAKE 2015 a smashing success! We’re all getting some well-needed rest, but we’re also already starting to plan next year’s event, and we would love your help. If you were at the festival (as an exhibitor or attendee), we would really appreciate it if… Continue reading »View full post
Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez Signing at Graham Crackers Comics, 77 E Madison St from 6-8pm CAKE Presents: Eleanor Davis, John Porcellino & Keiler Roberts panel moderated by Hillary Chute at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave at 7pm Qviet Book Release/Exhibition at Learning Machine Gallery, 3145 Morgan at 7pm Gula-Gila “CAKE Weekend Kickoff” Concert with bands featuring CAKE exhibitors,… Continue reading »View full post
Total trash from the Windy City Dumps crew. They tried to kill themselves but it didn’t work so they are making more comics for YOUR pleasure. This collection comes with a special Risographed cover making it worth millions on the second hand SCUM market. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll pay bills & die so get… Continue reading »View full post
“Soft Violence” is the story of Penny, who’s luck changes one day while walking through the mall. Enticed by a charismatic saleswoman, Penny decides to purchase a bottle of the cool, new product “Adventure Serum”, which allows the user complete control of their wildest dreams! However, the batch Penny bought (at a slightly reduced price)… Continue reading »View full post
Thursday, June 4: Visiting Artist Lecture: Dash Shaw at the DePaul School of Cinematic Arts, 14 E Jackson Blvd #LL105 at 6pm How to Draw Comics The Ladydrawers’ Way featuring Femicomix Finland at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St at 6pm Comic Reading at the Archer Ballroom 3012 S. Archer Ave 3rd… Continue reading »View full post