Schedule of Events

We have scheduled a great comics weekend for May 31 & June 1st! There are also a great deal of events taking place around the city in the months of May and June. Here are the events taking place between now and CAKE, some planned by us, some planned by others.

Saturday, May 3

Quimby's-Logo-color Trubble Club Celebrates Free Comic Book Day at Quimby’s
Trubble Club has modified the Quimby’s photo booth to capture your true essence. Come hang out with some of Chicago’s best comics artists as they collaboratively reveal your inner self by interpreting psychic signals from their magical photobooth. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by CAKE, and free comic books will be available for pick up (while supplies last).
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave
7:00pm
FREE

Wednesday, May 7

Cookies and CAKE III flyer Cookies and CAKE Too
Comics Reading Featuring CAKE Exhibitors: David Alvarado, Danielle Chenette, Alex Dahm & Isabella Rotman! Hosted by Johnny Misfit!
Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont
9:00pm
21+

Thursday, May 29

2dc_reading A Night of Live Comic Readings at Galerie F.
Readings by:
Mark Connery
Edie Fake
Sam Alden
Andy Burkholder
John Holden
Sarah Ferrick
Scott Longo
Annie Mok
Anna Bongiovanni
2381 N. Milwaukee
7:00PM-9:30PM
FREE

Friday, May 30

pizzaparty Eat Comics, Read Pizza Auto Straddle Meetup!
Hang out with Autostraddle’s Saturday Morning Cartoon contributor and comicbabe Anna Bongiovanni and Screentests cartoonist Annie Mok while eating pizza and probably having fun.
4-7pm
Dimo’s Pizza, Wicker Park
1615 N Damen
Bring money to buy pizza!
tonysigning Tony Millionaire Signing at Graham Cracker Comics
Get your comics, books, sock-monkeys and false limbs signed by the captain of the Maakies ship, Tony Millioniare!
5-7pm
Graham Crackers Comic Books
77 E Madison
depaulposter Visiting Artist Panel: Adventure Time Story Artists Jesse Moynihan, Michael DeForge and Sam Alden
6pm
DePaul School of Cinema & Interactive Media Visiting Artists Series
14 E Jackson, LL105
530 Elisha Lim, MariNaomi & Mike Dawson Read new works at Quimby’s Bookstore
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave
7pm
lumpen Lumpen Comix Issue Release Party
One-night exhibition & release party for Lumpen #122 (ALL COMIX), featuring DJs & fun!
Contributors to Lumpen Magazine issue 122 include:
David Alvarado, Max Bare, Nate Beaty, Ben Bertin, Michiel Budel, Kevin Budnik, Andy Burkholder, Jessica Campbell, Danielle Chenette, Ryan Travis Christian, Jo Dery, Krystal Difronzo, Nick Drnaso, Edie Fake, Leif Goldberg, Anna Haifisch, Sean Hernandez, Keith Herzik, Juliacks, Bret Koontz, Blaise Larmee, Sara Lietten, Ben Marcus & Nicole Ginelli, Marieke McClendon, Ian Mcduffie, Bernie McGovern, Lane Milburn, Jason T Miles, Max Morris, Onsmith, Paul Nudd, George Porteus, Eric Rivera, Otto Splotch, Joe Tallarico, Mike Taylor, Jeremy Tinder, Carrie Vinarsky, Leslie Weibeler, Lale Westvind (99.999% CAKE exhibitors)
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St
8:00pm – 1:00am
$10 admission includes a copy of the issue!

Saturday, May 31

cake_postericon Chicago Alternative Comics Expo
A marketplace and summit of ideas surrounding comics focused on self-expression and experimentation. Check out our guests & exhibitors, and our slate of programming!
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
11:00am – 6:00pm
FREE!

Guests & Exhibitors
Panels
afterparty Chicago Alternative Comics Expo
Featuring bands that all feature within them, CAKE exhibitors:
Creep Highway (Patrick Kyle & Michael DeForge), Gun Tit (Laura Perez, Tom Toye & Lale Westvind), Narwhalz of Sound (Brian Blomerth) & Violet Mice (Ian McDuffie)!!!
Observatory
3036 N Lincoln Ave, 4th floor
9:00 – ????
$5 donation helps the bands

Sunday, June 1

cake_postericon Chicago Alternative Comics Expo
A marketplace and summit of ideas surrounding comics focused on self-expression and experimentation. Check out our guests & exhibitors, and our slate of programming!
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
11:00am – 6:00pm
FREE!

Guests & Exhibitors
Panels

Monday Through Friday, June 2 – 6

KingCatatCHIPRC John Porcellino Post-CAKE Week-Long Workshop
The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) teams up with The Chicago Publishing Resource Center (ChiPRC) to host John Porcellino for his terrific week-long workshop, “Making Comics Out of Life.” John has run his workshop twice at SAW in Florida and is now bringing his warm, intelligent workshop to Chicago, immediately after CAKE. Classes will run roughly 6 hours a day for each day. The first three days will focus on individual exercises, where the final two will be spent tying the exercises together and publishing an end-of-workshop zine. Don’t miss this chance to learn from one of the greatest cartoonists in the country.
Chicago Publishing Resource Center
858 N Ashland
[More Information & Registration Here]