CAKE is excited to announce our first special guest for 2016: Tyrell Cannon!

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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 an emphasis on variety of theme, mode of presentation, and technique. He has created work in the genres of science fiction (Victus), true crime (Gary, based on the Green River Killer), and experimental short form comics (Simon). He is also the co-editor and co-creator of the science fiction romance comics anthology Speculative Relationships. To learn more about Tyrell, please visit his website or follow him on Twitter and Tumblr.

Have You Applied to CAKE 2016?

CAKE’s 2016 application is currently open to the public. To apply, please head to http://goo.gl/forms/oJB8kKRXzC. The application period is open until November 30; we encourage you to take your time and put together a strong application. CAKE 2016 will take place June 11 & 12 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Avenue. Please help us spread the word, and we look forward to an exciting 5th annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo!

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 among independent artists, small presses, publishers, and readers.