If you’re in the Chicago area, we’ve got a couple fundraising events coming up that you won’t want to miss:

CAKE’s Annual Art Auction

Friday, April 21
7:00 PM
Taking place at 826CHI, located at 1276 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

A live and silent auction to benefit the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Bid on art from the luminaries of Chicago’s comics scene! Admission is $10, or $15 with one drink and one raffle ticket.

Featuring original auction pieces by:

Chester Brown
John Pham
Laura Park and John Porcellino
Nick Drnaso
Ed Luce
Sammy Harkham
Leslie Stein
Kevin Huizinga
Leigh Luna
Kevin Czap
Joe Tallerico
Josh Cotter
Alec Longstreth
Carrie Vinarsky
Lale Westvind
Ted May
Sasha Mardou

and more!

Join the event on Facebook.

CAKE Drink And Draw Brunch

Sunday, April 30
1:00-4:00 PM
Taking place at the Empty Bottle, located at 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo cordially invites you to our annual Drink and Draw! This years soiree will take place at the Empty Bottle, one of our favorite venues. CAKE will be supplying sketch books and drawing materials, but please feel free to bring your own art supplies as well. Admission is $5.00. There will be drinking and drawing, live performances by local cartoonists, and a prize raffle! All of the proceeds will benefit CAKE. We really hope to see you there!

Join the event on Facebook or purchase advance tickets.

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. The sixth annual CAKE will take place Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted Avenue in Chicago. For any questions about CAKE, please email cakexpo@gmail.com.

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