CAKE is gearing up for its third annual fundraiser auction, this year called CAKE Bake! The CAKE Bake will be held on Saturday, April 25th, at NO NATION, located at 1542 N Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park. As in previous CAKE auctions, the fantastic Chicago cartoonist, filmmaker, and stalwart Lyra Hill will be hosting the event and acting as a host and live auctioneer. The auction will also include comics readings by some of the great talent in Chicago’s comics scene. The CAKE auction is always one of the biggest boosts for CAKE’s finances every year, and it’s made possible by the support we receive from Chicago’s great cartoonists!
About 20 to 30 pieces of art will be auctioned live, and the remainder of the the donated artwork will be included in a silent auction, which is a new addition to this year’s event. We’re including the silent auction as a way to shorten the live auction, with the hopes of making the bidding more exciting for the audience.
CAKE is a volunteer-run, non-profit event, and all funds raised at the CAKE Bake will go towards making 2015’s CAKE the best event possible. This year, CAKE was able to bring out spectacular Special Guests such as Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Eleanor Davis, Jillian Tamaki, and Dash Shaw, as well as expand our programming lineup to include workshops for exhibitors and the general public. Your support allows us to continue to expand and evolve the show, and we thank you for your continued interest in CAKE!
Ryan Travis Christian
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 about CAKE, please contact us.