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SPECIAL GUESTS!

Collective Stench
The Collective Stench is a group of friends who met at school in Providence, RI, and shared the love for bone-crushing comics. They now frequently table together at comics festivals, show together at art shows, and engage in other collaborative activities. Most of them are based in the greater New York area, with a few additional members in Providence, DC, Philadelphia, Austin, and The Bay area.
http://collectivestench.com
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Michael DeForge
Michael DeForge lives in Toronto and works as a cartoonist and illustrator. His series Lose is published annually by Koyama Press. His web strip Ant Comic is serialized weekly and will be collected into a graphic novel by Drawn and Quarterly upon its completion.
http://kingtrash.com
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Kim Deitch
Kim Deitch has a reserved place at the first table of underground cartoonists. The son of UPA and Terrytoons animator Gene Deitch, Kim was born in 1944 and grew up around the animation business. He began doing comic strips for the East Village Other in 1967, introducing two of his more famous characters, Waldo the Cat and Uncle Ed, the India Rubber Man. In 1969 he succeeded Vaughn Bodé as editor of Gothic Blimp Works, the Other’s underground comics tabloid. During this period he married fellow cartoonist Trina Robbins and had a daughter, Casey. “The Mishkin Saga” was named one of the Top 30 best English-language comics of the 20th Century by The Comics Journal, and the first issue of The Stuff of Dreams received the Eisner Award for Best Single Issue in 2003. Deitch remains a true cartoonists’ cartoonist, adored by his peers as much as anyone in the history of the medium.
http://fantagraphics.com
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Phoebe Gloeckner
Phoebe Gloeckner is a graphic novelist. Her book, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002), was praised as “one of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender, beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America.” Cartoonist R. Crumb called her story, Minnie’s Third Love (published in A Child’s Life and Other Stories) one of the “comicbook masterpieces of all time.”
http://ravenblond.com
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Oily Comics is a micro publisher of mini comics and zines.
http://oilycomics.com
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Charles Forsman (Oily Comics)
Charles Forsman (B:Mechanicsburg, PA, 1982) graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008. That same year he won 2 Ignatz awards for his series Snake Oil. He lives in Massachusetts where he runs a micro press called Oily Comics. Fantagraphics Books will release The End of the Fucking World and Celebrated Summer in the second half of 2013.
http://charlesforsman.com
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Melissa Mendes (Oily Comics)
Melissa Mendes is the author of Freddy Stories, a Xeric-Award winning all-ages graphic novel. She also received her MFA from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2010, does comic-making workshops for kids, has been an art teacher, and is currently illustrating a chapter book for Roaring Brook Press. She also draws a monthly comic book called Lou published by Oily Comics. Melissa lives in Hancock, MA.
http://mmmendes.com
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Jason Shiga
Jason Shiga graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in pure mathematics and his comics often incorporate puzzles, mazes and unconventional narrative techniques. He is the creator of the world’s second largest interactive comic, spanning 25 square feet and the author of over 20 comic books including Fleep, Bookhunter, Meanwhile and Empire State. He lives in Oakland, California.
http://shigabooks.com
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Deb Sokolow’s art combines a penchant for drawing diagrams with an outsider’s cautiously curious view of the world around her. Overheard conversations, observed facts, suspicions and guesswork accumulate in a fractured story, told with flow charts, maps, and Xeroxed images rather than smooth narrative transitions. Like a conspiracy theory, Sokolow’s drawings assemble enough arguments and facts to impart a sense of a deep logical connection, but determining the presence of truth is left to the viewer-who is pulled into the work by Sokolow’s use of the second-person pronoun “you” to refer to her protagonist. To a skeptic, the character’s subjective train of thought appears to unravel and become paranoid, falling prey to delusional fantasies about Hollywood-caricature pirates and drug kingpins. There is a chilling sense of witnessing a mind losing its hold on reality.
-Brian Droitcour, curator’s essay for “Big Reality”, 2012
http://westernexhibitions.com
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Chris Ware
Chris Ware is the author of “Jimmy Corrigan – the Smartest Kid on Earth,” which received the Guardian First Book Award and was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial of American Art. His most recent book “Building Stories” was voted a 2012 Top Ten Book of the Year by the New York Times, Time Magazine and Publishers Weekly. An irregular contributor to The New Yorker, he guest-edited the 13th issue of “McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern” and was the first cartoonist chosen to regularly serialize an ongoing story in The New York Times Magazine. His work has been the focus of solo exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Nebraska and the Gävle Konstcentrum in Gävle, Sweden, as well as regular exhibitions at the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York and the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, as well as at the Galerie Martel in Paris in March, 2013.
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SMALL PRESS PUBLISHERS & GROUPS!

Alternative Comics
Alternative Comics has been publishing cool creator owned comics and graphic novels since 1993.
http://indyworld.com
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Cartoon Picayune
The Cartoon Picayune is an anthology of journalistic reportage completely in the medium of comics, edited by Josh Kramer. The fifth issue debuts at CAKE with a theme of “Hard Work” and includes stories by Andy Warner and Emi Gennis.
http://cartoonpicayune.com
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Chicago Zine Fest
The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Our goal is to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact, and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops.
http://chicagozinefest.org
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Closed Caption Comics
Closed Caption Comics
Baltimore is as bad as they say… here’s the proof
http://closedcaptioncomics.blogspot.com
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Drawn and Quarterly
Drawn & Quarterly is one of the most influential art and literary comics publishers in North America, publishing work by such luminaries as Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Chester Brown, Dan Clowes, Julie Doucet, Seth, Adrian Tomine, and Chris Ware.
http://drawnandquarterly.com
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Fantagraphics Books
Publisher of the World’s Greatest Cartoonists
http://fantagraphics.com
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Goteblud Comics
Ed Luce is the San Francisco-based creator of Wuvable Oaf, an Ignatz nominated series of comics, records and other schwag. Ed has also contributed work to the infamous Henry & Glenn Forever series. Under the Goteblud Comics imprint, Ed will be featuring his own work, along with LA collective Igloo Tornado (H&G4ever), CV Comics (Satan Is Alive: A Tribute To Mercyful Fate) and others.
http://wuvableoaf.com
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Hic and Hoc Publications
Hic and Hoc publishes hymnals for today’s agnostics. Plus, jokes.
http://hicandhoc.storenvy.com
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Illustrated Press
The Illustrated Press is a comics journalism outlet that combines traditional shoe-leather reporting with sequential art and illustration. One reviewer described Chicago reporter Darryl Holliday and illustrator Erik Rodriguez’s true-life stories as “a love letter” to their city. The pair’s work can be found in their book The Illustrated Press: Chicago, in various publications, including WBEZ.org and in an exhibit currently featured in downtown Chicago’s Harold Washington Washington Library.
http://illuspress.com
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ITDN Group
ITDN Group
ITDN Group is a publisher of small artist editions of music & comics. ITDN Group is interested in facilitating projects that have little or no possibility for commercial success.
http://itdngroup.bigcartel.com
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Koyama Press
Koyama Press’s mandate is to promote and support a wide range of emerging and established artists. Projects include comics, art books and zines.
http://koyamapress.com
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Northwest Press
Northwest Press strives to produce the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graphic novels and comics collections. Their most recent releases are Dylan Edwards’ nonfiction graphic novel “Transposes” about queer FTM trans men and a book of supervillain short stories entitled “The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy”.
http://northwestpress.com
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Oberlin Comics Collective
Oberlin Comics Collective
Oberlin Comics Collective is a popular student-run group at Oberlin College in northern Ohio. We self-publish a semesterly anthology of comics by Oberlin students & community members. We also like to have drawing parties, hold workshops, watch movies, and play with our printer. OCC is torn when we have to decide if we would prefer to read comics or eat cake, because we would prefer to do both.
http://oberlincomicscollective.tumblr.com
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Paper Rocket Minicomics
Paper Rocket is a minicomics publishing house located in Queens, New York. Robyn Chapman is its publisher, editor, and designer. In truth, she is its only staff member. Paper Rocket strives to publish minicomics that can be both read and treasured. Our comics are hand-crafted yet affordable. In 2013 we will debut our first showcase publication: a collection of Ariel Bordeaux’s Deep Girl comics.
http://paperrocketcomics.com
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Picturebox
PictureBox is a Brooklyn-based publishing company founded in 2004 by Dan Nadel.
http://pictureboxinc.com
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Retrofit Comics
Retrofit Comics is a comics publisher based in Philadelphia who aims to release comics on a frequent regular basis.
http://retrofitcomics.com
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Revival House Press
Revival House Press
We publish comics with a wry, trenchant edge and a strong visual ethos.
http://revivalhousepress.com
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Rotland Press
Founded in 2010 by Publisher and Editor Ryan Standfest, ROTLAND PRESS is a small publishing house located in Detroit, Michigan, USA. ROTLAND PRESS is a publisher of printed projects that promote the healthy proliferation of subversive humor— be it black, dark, gallows, satirical or absurdist in intent. We believe humor should be accompanied by a level of discomfort for it to be effective. ROTLAND is a state of mind in which sophisticated cynicism and creative cruelty are necessary. Mockery and wit are tools for survival.
http://rotlandpress.com/
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Secret Acres
Secret Acres was launched in 2007 to champion the finest unpublished comics creators, and to distribute quality mini-comics. We continue to do everything we can to get our comics into the hands of reader who will love them as much as we do. Secret Acres’ publications include the Ignatz Award-winning Gaylord Phoenix, Monsters, Troop 142 and I Will Bite You!
http://secretacres.com
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Symbolia
Symbolia is a digital magazine that pairs comics with incendiary reporting and non-fiction writing. From an exploration of Zambian Psychadelic Rock to the tale of a family torn apart by deportation, Symbolia is an immersive, engaging media experience. Download Symbolia on the iPad. You can also subscribe via our PDF Edition.
http://symboliamag.com
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Sparkplug Comic Books
Sparkplug Books was started by Dylan Williams with the intention of publishing works that are challenging and deserve a wider audience. We are continuing his vision by staying small and bringing to light artists whose works are unique.
http://sparkplugcomicbooks.com
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Spit and a Half
Spit and a Half is one of the original comics distros, founded in 1992 by King-Cat’s John Porcellino. We carry over 400 great small press comics from all over the world!
http://spitandahalf.blogspot.com
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Spudnik Press
Spudnik Press
Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik Press Cooperative is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop; a space where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.
http://spudnikpress.org
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Trubble Club
Trubble Club rendezvous in secret each week. We’ll will be 5 years old on August 3rd, 2013. Come by the table to wish us an early happy birthday and pick up a copy of TC6.
http://trubbleclub.com
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Tugboat Press
Tugboat Press
Tugboat Press is a micro-publisher from Portland, Oregon. We best know for the anthology comics Papercutter and Runner Runner. We also publish the annual split zine Invincible Summer/Clutch.
http://tugboatpress.com
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2D Cloud
2D Cloud is a micro-press comics publisher and distributor based in Minneapolis, MN. Since 2007, we have published paper-craft art books, mini comics, and graphic novels by an assortment of both established and new/emerging creatives. Gravitating towards work that balances a distinct vision with narrative elements, we publish artists that both challenge and invite, draw and disturb.
http://2dcloud.com
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Uncivilized Books
Uncivilized Books is small press run by cartoonist Tom Kaczynski dedicated to publishing great comics, mini-comics & graphic novels.
http://uncivilizedbooks.com
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Yeti Press
Yeti Press is a tiny publisher from Chicago who like to make comics and have fun, if you’re into the whole brevity thing. Otherwise, we were co-created in 2011 by RJ Casey and Eric Roesner with an interest in putting out a constant stream of sometimes-humorous, always reader-friendly minicomics and graphic novels. We have been fortunate enough to publish the work of talented artists such as Kat Leyh, David Alvarado, and Kevin Budnik.
http://yetipress.com
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EXHIBITORS!

Christopher Adams
Christopher Adams was born in the New York Metropolitan Area. He is between 5′ 10″ and 5′ 11″. He does not eat animals. He is an artist and musician. His latest recordings are Baby Hair,Vegetables and Xmas Boogie. His artworks include videos and comic books. His first published comic is Period, released by 2D Cloud in the fall of 2012. CAKE will see the US debut of his first full-length book, Strong Eye Contact. He currently lives and works in Baltimore with his girlfriend and plants.
“Death is not an event of life.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
http://2dcloud.com
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Sam Alden
Sam is the author of the serialized comics Eighth Grade and Haunter, and of the short stories Farmer’s Dilemma and The Boat. He draws comics in his hometown of Portland, OR.
http://gingerlandcomics.tumblr.com
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David Alvarado
Born in the Chicago-land area in 1988, David has contributed comics to the Linework Anthology, Vacuum Horror, Yeti Press, Lumpen, The Columbia Chronicle, and Brain Frame. He is an avid supporter of self-publishing and has done an array of zines and mini comics. He also likes playing kickball in the summer.
http://yetipress.com
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Kimball Anderson
Kimball Anderson creates comics that explore the sensations of first person experience. The feeling comes first, then the art style and writing style, leading to very different comics that share a common tone. Most of eir life has been defined by the nebulous quiet of disabling illness, and this finds it’s way into eir work. Often isolated characters are followed, characters falling away from the world, or trying to find their way back to it. Characters that live in spaces more than in worlds, who have strange affection for what confines them. Ey attempts to earnestly explore quiet lives.
http://counterintuitivecomics.tumblr.com
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Lara Antal
Lara Antal hails from the great land of Wisconsin where she spent her chilly upbringing indoors honing her craft as an illustrator. After graduating summa cum laude from MICA, she moved to NYC and began self-publishing comics. She currently illustrates Tales of the Night Watchman and Walking Into Traffic with collaborator Dave Kelly. In 2012, they launched So What? Press which published her latest book,A Comic Guide to Brewing. She spends her free time making coffee, listening to old radio shows, and watching Vincent Price movies. She currently resides in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
http://lara-antal.com
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Pat Aulisio
Pat Aulisio
Pat Aulisio is a time traveller from another dimension. He was stranded here in 1986 and decided that making comics would be the best way to get home. So far, he has failed.
http://yeahdudecomics.com
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EJ Barnes
EJ Barnes
E. J. Barnes uses ink, watercolor, gouache, scratchboard, and digital media to tell stories. Her cartoons have appeared in Funny Times and Fortean Times, while her sequential art has been included in various anthologies, including The Greatest Of All Time Comics Anthology.
http://drownedtownpress.com
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Josh Bayer
Josh Bayer is a Cartoonist/Artist/illustrator living in Harlem, NY. He began publishing his comics in 1988. Since then, he has collaborated with Raymond Pettibon, been listed in Best American Comics, and been rejected by The Yes Men’s Fake NY Times project. He is an advisor at the Sequential Art Workshop and a teacher in schools all over New York.
http://retrofitcomics.com
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Cara Bean
Cara Bean is her name and teaching, comics, and animals are her game.
Cara is a cartoonist and high school art teacher from the Boston area.
She makes an ape-heavy comic series called Gorilla Year, as well as other
comical, true stories featuring bean-shaped characters.
http://beandoodling.blogspot.com
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Nate Beaty
Nate Beaty is a multi-sarcastic hacksaw. He makes comics in his multi-cat Chicago home.
http://natebeaty.com
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Sarah Becan
Sarah Becan is a self-published comics artist, author, illustrator and designer based in Chicago, and creator of the Ignatz-nominated “I Think You’re Sauceome”, an autobiographical webcomic about our complicated relationships with food. Her first graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews, earned a Xeric Award and a Stumptown Trophy for Outstanding Debut, and her second graphic novel, Shuteye, was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign and released in early 2012.
http://www.sarahbecan.com
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Lucy Bellwood
Lucy Bellwood
Lucy Bellwood is America’s one and only dual citizen, tall ship-sailing cartoonist. When not working on her nautically-themed, autobiographical series Baggywrinkles, she can be found slaving away on both longer projects and silly strips. She is a graduate of the Independent Publishing Resource Center’s Certificate Program in Comics, a veteran of the Center for Cartoon Studies’ 2010 Summer Session, and the recent recipient of a BA in Art from Reed College. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she spends an inordinate amount of time drawing at Periscope Studio and dancing the Blues.
http://lucybellwood.com
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Ben Bertin
Ben Bertin
Ben Bertin is an artist and cartoonist living in Chicago. His best friend is a UFO.
http://benbertin.blogspot.com
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Hannah Blumenreich
Hannah Blumenreich makes comics and they are either about herself or characters inspired by herself. In some circles, this is referred to as narcissism. In comics, it also referred to as narcissism.
http://easymetaphors.blogspot.com
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Anna Bongiovanni
Anna Bongiovanni
Anna Bongiovanni is a cartoonist and zinester living in Minneapolis. She works as a server during the day and bikes-n-boozes it up at night. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Anna studied comic art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She now has a BFA and puts it to use everyday working in a restaurant. She’s currently working on her own personal comics.
http://annabongiovanni.com
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Matt Bors
Matt Bors
Matt Bors is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist and editor based in Portland, OR. He was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his political cartoons, which appear regularly in The Sacramento Bee, Portland Mercury, Pittsburgh City Paper, and on Daily Kos and Alternet.
http://mattbors.com
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Tony Breed
Tony Breed
Tony Breed is the man behind the Ignatz-nominated web comic Finn and Charlie are Hitched. The slice-of-life comic tells the story of married gay couple and their friends, and over the years has addressed such topics as sausage smuggling, teenage romance, and indie rock beards. In addition to making comics, Tony is a founding member of Chicago’s CHIRP Radio, where he’s a DJ and is on the board of directors. Tony lives in Chicago with his husband, and makes good pie.
http://hitchedcomic.com
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Box Brown
Box Brown is a cartoonist, illustrator and comic publisher from Philadelphia. He started Retrofit Comics in 2011. His comics and illustrations have appeared in Mad Magazine, Wired.com and OC Weekly. He’s currently working on a biography of Andre the Giant for First Second.
http://retrofitcomics.com
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Kevin Budnik
Kevin Budnik is a cartoonist and Chicagoan who, with the help of Yeti Press, recently published a book of daily journal comics called “Our Ever Improving Living Room.” He still keeps a weekly diary comic, which he posts online, which focuses on his coping with anxieties and disordered eating. Kevin lives in Andersonville, and likes to stroll up and down Clark street with the young couples, dog owners, and older gay gentlemen.
http://yetipress.com
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Nicholas Breutzman
Nic is a Minnesotan native by way of New York who has had a number of comics published both through 2D Cloud as well as in collaboration with other artists, such as Sharon Lintz (Pornhounds 2) and a collection of SVA grads (Jon Vermilyea, Eamon Espey, Raymond Sohn, et al) for the anthology Critical Citadel. He placed at #24 on The Comics Journal’s Top 50 comics of 2009 for his graphic Novella Yearbooks, has been listed as a notable in multiple editions of Best American Comics for work in Motherlover and Yearbooks, and his work with Sharon Lintz on Pornhounds 2 secured him a place on numerous best of 2011 lists. CAKE will see the debut of his newest work, Deep in the Woods, a newspaper split with Noah Van Sciver (Blammo, The Hypo, and 2D Cloud published The Death of Elijah Lovejoy).
http://2dcloud.com
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Tiffanie Bui
Tiffanie Bui was born in Da Lat, Vietnam, and moved to Urbana, IL as a young child. Tiffanie has always been drawn to literature, and in high school she became fascinated with the world of independent comics and zines. In subsequent years these passions have only intensified. She first received a BA in English, and then a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 2012. Tiffanie is currently teaching in Norway through the Fulbright Program.
http://tiffabui.wix.com/portfolio#!
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Tyrell Cannon
Tyrell Graduated in 2004 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Following graduation, Tyrell moved to Los Angeles and worked on various television, film, and video game productions. Tyrell moved back to thic comics community of Chicago in 2006 and has continued to create comics and release them online and locally. Most recently, Tyrell completed Gary, a graphic novel in 3 parts based on the life of the Green River Killer. Tyrell continues to explore comics, with an emphasis on variety of theme, mode of presentation, and technique.
http://tyrellcannon.com
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Vanessa Capshaw
Vanessa Capshaw
Batastrophe.com is a portfolio website for Vanessa Capshaw and the main website for the comic-zine series BATS.
http://batastrophe.com
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Lilli Carré
Lilli Carré is an artist and illustrator currently living in Chicago. She primarily works in the forms of experimental animation, comics, and print, and is the co-founder of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Her newest book, Heads or Tails, collects her short comics from the past 5 years.
http://lillicarre.com
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RJ Casey
RJ Casey is the co-founder of Chicago publishing leviathan, Yeti Press Comics. As well as publishing and editing, he is also the writer behind Baby Book Club, Beginner’s Luck, and the Pecos series.
http://yetipress.com
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Caitlin Cass
Caitlin Cass calls herself the Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative. The cooperative is a one-person arts group and publishing house best known for their monthly periodical The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent. Forged in 1986, Great Moments in Western Civilization did not assume its formal name until 2007, but Cass has been curating great moments since birth. She grew up outside of Chicago and after spending much of her youth impersonating disaster victims for the local historical society, she retreated to Santa Fe, New Mexico to study luminiferous aether in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Cooperative is currently based in Buffalo, NY.
http://greatmomentsinwesternciv.com
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Ben Catmull
Ben Catmull
Ben Catmull is an Oakland based artist who first entered the world of alternative comics through the Bay Area mini comics collective Puppy Toss back in the early nineties. He has been slowly squeezing out comics and randomly showing up to comic book events ever since. His last comic, Monster Parade, was published by Fantagraphics in 2006 and his brand new book, Ghosts and Ruins, will be debuting at CAKE. Look for him at the Fantagraphics table.
http://fantagraphics.com
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Danielle Chennette
Danielle Chenette is a Chicago based artist who is interested in comics relationship to music. She is greatly influenced by color relationships and mortality.
http://daniellechenette.tumblr.com
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Michelle Chrzanowski
Michelle Chrzanowski was born in Chicago to old-world Polish parents and grew up in small-town Wisconsin. She now lives in Providence, Rhode Island where she is a part of The Dirt Palace, a feminist art collective space.
http://welcum.net
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Chris Cilla
Chris C. Cilla is a cartoonist and screenprinter. His full length book The Heavy Hand was published by Sparkplug Comic Books in 2010. His work has been featured in anthologies such as Kramers Ergot, Barf Water, and Bog Witch. He has been publishing minicomics since 1987, notable titles include The Diplomat, Dripp, Hot Dog Holiday, Putz Rush, and Stun Nuts. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he has since lived in Portland, Oregon and Gwangju, South Korea. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Helsinki, Lucern, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Detroit. He was a member of Portland’s Pony Club gallery and played bass guitar for The Pork Torta.
http://cccilla.com
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Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark is a cartoonist and illustrator from Indianapolis. He draws cartoons about a half-bear half-potato named “Beartato” in addition to providing the colors for “The Adventures of Dr. McNinja.”
http://nedroid.com
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Tyler Cohen
Tyler Cohen is addicted to actual books and paper in a time when we are moving into the digital, and finds it highly ironic that she reads a lot of science fiction. She made mini-comics in the ’90s and ’00s, including such titles as “Tattooed Women” and “Possum, #1-7;” contributed to comics anthologies True Porn and Penny Dreadful Travel Guide to the Bay Area. She gave birth to her daughter in 2005, the first Primahood book in Oct. 2011, and Primahood: the Second Album in June 2012.
http://primazonia.com
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Cybele Collins
Cybele publishes Holle Weg and was a part of Paper Rodeo. She lost her hearing in one ear from playing in a band called Bone Rattle but doesn’t regret it, just needs you to yell.
http://bluewirecut.com
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JP Coovert
JP Coovert designs t-shirts for a living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a Masters in Cartooning and likes eating pizza. On the weekends he draws comics and plays video games and also likes to watch movies with his wife and wrestle with his two puppies.
http://onepercentpress.com
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Matt Crabe, Heaven’s Favorite Man
Matt Crabe is Heaven’s Favorite Man, but until he dies he resides in New Jersey where there are more dreams per capita than any other place on earth. He has been drawn to create illustrations and comics in book format ever since early adulthood when he began to collect bar napkin drawings into zines. He has minimal professional training and learned most everything he knows from library books, comics, cartoons, binge drinking, and generally misguided cultural observations.
http://mattcrabe.tumblr.com
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Gabriela Cracraft
Gabriela Cracraft
Gabriela Cracraft is a cartoonista, illustrator, and printmaker based in Chicago. She has an interest in everything spooky and unusual, and has self published three comics so far, you can find out more about them and her at:
http://Kookyspook.tumblr.com
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Crass Sophisticate: Josh Reinwald
Josh reinwald is currently banned from the YMCA after getting into a fight in the back alley against the superintendent (who’s a vietnam vet) and his buddy (another vietnam vet, who’s in a wheelchair!). he now lives somewhere around the skokie lagoons living off the land and to get a hold of him he sends courier pigeons to his cousin justin that tells him where, what part of the river he’ll be- then justin finds him and picks him up and they drive around on madunkie avenue and get a bratwurst and take the side streets sharing the bratwurst.
http://crasssophisticate.com
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Crass Sophisticate: Justin Rosenberg
justin still has his car (accura integra) which is paid off. he spends his time waiting for courier pigeons telling him where his cousin josh will be then picking up josh then driving his cousin around on madunkie avenue getting a bratwurst then taking the side streets sharing the bratwurst with his cousin while on the side streets off madunkie (milwaukee avenue)
http://crasssophisticate.com
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Kevin Czapiewski
Kevin Czapiewski (pronounced “chappy-ESSky”) is the Cleveland-based artist of the webcomic Project Ballad. He also operates the small-time publisher distro Czap Books, which carries the work of Liz Suburbia and puts out the anthology PUPPYTEETH. His work is largely self-published, but has also appeared in other collections, including Lodacal, Future Shocks, District Comics and Magic Bullet. Kevin contributes writing to the Comix Cube criticism blog from time to time.
http://kevinczap.com
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MK Czerwiec
MK Czerwiec (Comic Nurse) works at the fantastic intersection of comics and medicine. She co-runs the Graphic Medicine website and the uber cool monthly salon at Quimby’s called Laydeez do Comics Chicago. She teaches a seminar called “Drawing Medicine” to first and second year medical students at Northwestern. Ivy Zine is the love child of MK and Seattle-based Mita Mahato. Czerwiec is hard at work on her first graphic novel. You can see MK’s work at:
http://comicnurse.com
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Ezra Daniels
Ezra Claytan Daniels is a writer and illustrator based in Chicago, IL. His graphic novel series, The Changers, began a unique comics career peppered with collaborative multimedia projects ranging from video games to animation to feature documentaries. Ezra is also the creator of the popular live art spectacle, The Comic Art Battle and Loaded Blanks Greetings. Ezra recently collaborated with Chicago-based chamber group Fifth House Ensemble on the narrative concert series, Black Violet, which the Chicago Sun-Times called “a modern classic”. Ezra is currently working on Upgrade Soul, an episodic digital science fiction graphic novel about an elderly couple and their malformed clones.
http://dream-chocolate.com
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Julie Delporte
Born in Saint-Malo, France, Julie Delporte currently lives in Montreal. In 2011-2012 she was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. She has published a French children’s book (Je suis un raton laveur, La courte échelle) about a little girl who turns into a raccoon and some short pieces at L’employé du Moi (Brussels). A collection of her journal comics was published by Koyama Press in 2013. She also co-organized Montreal’s annual “48 Heures” comics festival and newsprint anthology, and runs and co-hosts the comics-centric radio show “Dans ta Bulle,” and publishes books and zines with the collective Colosse.
http://koyamapress.com
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Jo Dery
Jo Dery lives in Chicago. She used to live in Providence. There are so many lovely people in both places, she feels very lucky to know them all. She makes short films, prints, and little books, and teaches younger folks to do make things too.
Editor’s Note: Jo also did all the artwork for CAKE 2013!
http://jodery.com
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Krystal DiFronzo
Krystal DiFronzo is a cold weather baby from the Midwest. She’s been drawing comics for a bit. When not hunched over drawing comics she’s hunched over weaving or printing. She’s 1/2 of the comics blog Meanwhile…
http://krystaldifronzo.wordpress.com
Table 74

Will Dinski
Will Dinski is a cartoonist best known for his mini-comics. His beautiful handmade books are just as renowned for their exquisite silk-screened covers as they are for their oddball stories, unique “silent film style” panel structure, and frequently dismal endings. He continues to live and draw in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of the graphic novel Fingerprints, as well as the short stories, Covered in Confusion and Ablatio Penis.
http://willdinski.com
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Jim Donaldson
Jim is a Chicago-based banjo player and sludge metal guitarist who draws comics for the amusement of himself and his friends.
http://jimmytwohands.blogspot.com
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Sean Dove
Sean Dove
Sean Dove lives and works in Chicago, where he runs his one-man design studio And Thank You For Flying. He makes humorous, retro-inspired images with bold, solid shapes and smart colors. His work has been exhibited at galleries around the United States, including New York and Los Angeles’ Gallery 1988, as well as publications such as Strange Kids Club Comix Magazine, G.I. Joe, and Lloyd Kaufman Presents: The Toxic Avenger And Other Tromatic Tales. He also self publishes Fried Rice, a collection ‪of short all-ages comic works‬. He enjoys walking to work, the middle seat at the theater, and plaid shirts.
http://andthankyouforflying.com
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Sara Drake
Sara Drake
Sara Drake is a stop-motion avalanche.
http://sara-drake.blogspot.com
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GW Duncanson
G.W. Duncanson is new to creating comics and is responding with incredible enthusiasm and never-before-seen styles. He debuted his 48 paged self-published comic, “The World” at the 2012 BCGF and participated at Floating World Comics’ “The Projects” in Portland, OR this past fall. His work will be on exhibit at the State University of New York this year.
http://cash-money-cartoons.tumblr.com
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Neil Fitzpatrick
Neil Fitzpatrick
I’ve been drawing my Neil Jam brand of comics for a number of years, in the form of minicomics, anthologies, and on the web. 2012 saw the release of my “Everythingness” comic book by Hic and Hoc Publications, as well as the first volume of my self published “Jerry’s Journal” comic book series.
http://neiljam.com
Table 98

Stephen Floyd
One Percent Press was started by Stephen Floyd and JP Coovert in the fall of 2004 with the idea of self-releasing their own music and comics, along with anything they could help their friends with. There have been many amazing people involved with the label, and many more who serve as an inspiration. One Percent Press is very much informed by the larger DIY community and spirit.
http://onepercentpress.com
Table 79

Bob Flynn
Bob Flynn currently resides in Boston, where he is the Director of Art & Animation at FableVision Studios. His comics and illustrations have appeared in publications including Nickelodeon Magazine. He’s the co-creator of Heeby Jeeby Comix, featuring funny, bizarre, and nonsensical comics for all ages. He also writes and creates stories for SpongeBob Comics and designs characters for the Bravest Warriors animated series.
http://jinxthemonkey.com
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Rachel Foss
Rachel Foss
Rachel Foss is a very happy full-time cartoonist and illustrator who draws sad stories for young women to relate to. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, she moved to Chicago after spending a year with the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont She will be debuting her latest comic at CAKE this year, and it will be her first NOT-SAD comic.
http://thingsiveseenandheard.wordpress.com
Table 94

Eroyn Franklin
Eroyn Franklin makes books about love, loss, connection, isolation, and the occasional penis joke. She is a cofounder and co-organizer of Short Run small press fest in Seattle.
http://eroynfranklin.com
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Mike Freiheit
Mike Freiheit
Mike Freiheit makes comics for no money and illustrations for almost no money. He loves to draw, he loves most animals, and he’s getting married in August 2013 to a lovely lady named Megan.
http://mikefreiheit.com
Table 103

Friendship Edition
Friendship Edition
A Toronto based collective of illustrators, cartoonists and zinesters. Represented in Chicago by Kat Verhoeven (Towerkind, Meat&Bone) and Gillian Blekkenhorst (Scared of Skin Sack, Cuddlegeddon), we’ll have many books including the lusciously illustrated H.P.Lovecraft and Sailor Moon fanzines (contributors from around the globe). Debuting at CAKE will be Towerkind #2.
http://friendship-edition.com
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Alex Fukui
Alex Fukui is a cartoonist from Minneapolis. He draws queer minis and illustrations. Quite queer. He will debut the second Voyeurcat and sell some other comics, paint some watercolors, and also have a set of paper dolls available.
http://alexfukui.com
Table 62

Jay Fuller
Jay Fuller
Jay Fuller is a cartoonist and illustrator who has lived in Chicago for the last 2 years. He wrote and drew the webcomic Banapplenut before starting his latest webseries The Boy in Pink Earmuffs, a loosely autobiographical story of two boys who fall in love. Jay has also worked with the LGBT organizations Geeks Out and PRISM comics.
http://boyinpinkearmuffs.com
Table 92

Andy Gabrysiak
Andy Gabrysiak (b.1987, Chicago, Il) is a Detroit based illustrator and graduate of the College for Creative Studies. He has published zines since 2007 and has recently been featured in Corpus Corpus (Edited by Paul Nudd,) Pork (Edited by Sean Äaberg,) Black Eye, and Morose Delectation (published by Rotland Press + Comic Works.) Currently he is gallery assistant for the University of Michigan work•detroit exhibition space.
http://andygabrysiak.com
Table 39

Penina Gal
Penina Gal is an East coaster who floated out to Bloomington, IN. She co-edited the Werewolf! anthology, draws comics about kids and parallel worlds, paints pictures, volunteers at a collectively run bookstore, and coaches roller derby. Penina is a big fan of snacks.
http://penina.net
Table 52

Marnie Galloway
Marnie Galloway is a comic artist and print maker working in Chicago, Illinois. Her ongoing serialized graphic novel “In the Sounds and Seas” won the 2012 Xeric award, and her comics have been featured in Saveur Magazine and Muse Magazine.
http://monkeyropepress.com
Table 48

Gabrielle Gamboa
Gabrielle’s work employs a personal lexicon of family history, rock and roll memorabilia, Catholic iconography, nostalgia, and dark humor. She studied painting and film before leaving art school to join the 1990’s Puppy Toss comics publishing collective. Her comics have appeared in various publications, such as Top Shelf, Bust Magazine, Scheherazade, and Truthout. In 1994 she co-edited the anthology On Our Butts, a collection of comics by female cartoonists such as Ariel Bordeaux, Megan Kelso, and Jessica Abel. Her current project is a comic book adaptation of Nathanael West’s 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts. She lives in Santa Rosa, California.
http://gabriellegamboa.com
Table 63

Zachary Garrett
Zachary Garrett was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and now makes comics in Brooklyn, New York.
http://doomcarousel.com
Table 85

Emi Gennis
Emi Gennis is a cartoonist & illustrator living in Portland, OR. She has a BA from the University of Chicago, an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and an amount of student loan debt she doesn’t feel comfortable discussing. Emi is the creator of the SPAZ! series, and the editor of Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends, an anthology of nonfiction mystery comics from Hic & Hoc Publications.
http://emigennis.com
Table 84

Julia Gfrörer
Julia Gfrörer
Julia Gfrörer is an artist and illustrator who lives in Portland, OR. Her work has been published in anthologies including Thickness and Best American Comics, and her most recent comic, Black Is the Color, was serialized on the Study Group Comics site. She wanders about at night, vexing the sons of men and causing them to defile themselves.
http://thorazos.net
Table 34

Melanie Gillman
Melanie Gillman is a queer cartoonist and a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies who lives in the wilds of Denver, CO. She is currently working on her second graphic novel, As the Crow Flies, which follows a group of LGBT teens who meet while stuck in a Christian youth backpacking camp. That story, plus more of her work, can be read on her website:
http://melaniegillman.com
Table 8

Andy Glass
Andy Glass was born and spent most of his childhood living in the mid-west dreaming of making comics. Since 2005, he has been self publishing the mini comic LIMBUS, which presents stories about dreams, desires, memories, loves lost, the transgressive and punk rock. His work has been published in the Denver alt-newspaper Westword, comics anthology MadHappys from SF, Kuti Kuti from Finland, and most recently, the first comics anthology from Hic and Hoc Publications.
http://limbusland.com
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Leif Goldberg
Leif Goldberg is a visual artist who makes drawings, films, and printed objects. His work is often raw, colorful, complex, and contemplative. “Everything is garbage, and garbage is beautiful.”
http://explodeHEADview.org
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Zac Gorman
A nostalgic look back at the video games of our collective youths.
http://magicalgametime.com
Table 44

Meredith Gran
Meredith Gran
Meredith Gran is a cartoonist and animator from Brooklyn, NY. She wrote and drew the Adventure Time: Marceline & the Scream Queens series and is currently drawing the webcomic Octopus Pie.
URL
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Corrine Halbert
Corinne Halbert’s Hate Baby Three is even more of a rip roaring good time than ever before. Mutilation, deviant sex acts, murderous children and explosions of bodily fluids all circling around personal real life situations and revenge vignettes. One of my biggest inspirations is the work of the brilliant Charles Burns. The imagery is all about the drawings, in large format (8 1/2 by 11 inches,) in high contrast black and white. A must read for alt comic junkies.
http://corinnehalbert.com
Table 72

Lisa Hanawalt
Lisa Hanawalt is a renowned self-publisher and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her comics work has won several awards, and she was recently nominated for a James Beard Award for Humor for her piece, “The Secret Lives of Chefs.” Hanawalt’s illustration and comics clients include The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Hairpin, McSweeneys, Chronicle Books, and Vanity Fair. She lives in Brooklyn with a dog and a comedian. MY DIRTY DUMB EYES (May 2013) is her first book with Drawn & Quarterly.
http://lisahanawalt.com
Tables 35 & 36

Cathy Hannah
Catherine Hannah is a self-published comic book artist and art historian living in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art in 2003. She graduated with an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism in 2007. She likes comics, cats, art, history, and roller derby. She is currently working on the introspective and autobiographical series “Alas.”
http://sayrabbitrabbit.com
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Cameron Hawkey
Cameron Hawkey
Cameron Hawkey is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. He is currently making drawings of vases and still life as he enters a larger object-oriented practice.
http://cameronhawkey.com
Table 44

Alyssa Herlocher
Alyssa Herlocher is a Chicago based artist. She is a recent graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and primarily paints, screen prints and makes comics. She just finished the third installment of her comic series Kenneth Loves to Hate Animals For No Reason. Contrary to the aforementioned title, she would love to party with your cats.
http://alyssaherlocher.com
Table 25

Keith Herzik
Hi there I am Keith Herzik, a screenprinter/illustrator working in Chicago. My art is recognized by my humorous, hand drawn, off registered, cartoony style that I have grown into by making posters and rock’n’roll music oriented things since the mid nineteen nineties. Yes, I have a Texas accent. Please feed me enchiladas. Alamo Igloo is the name on my things right now.
http://alamoigloo.blogspot.com
Table 38

Beth Hetland
Beth Hetland
Beth is a faculty member at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies(’11), she loves spending her time drawing, laughing, watching movies and talking about books.
http://beth-hetland.com
Table 53

Hidden Fortress Press
Hidden Fortress Press
Hidden Fortress Press was founded during the spring of 2012 in the heart of Gotham Valley, Providence, RI. We have published 6 books this year, with many more planned for 2013.
http://hiddenfortresspress.blogspot.com
Table 69

Lyra Hill
Lyra Hill
Lyra Hill is a comics artist and filmmaker. She is the founder and organizer of Brain Frame, a performative comix reading series. Her comics have been published in The Land Line, Chromazoid, and Lumpen, and she is a member of Trubble Club. Her films have been screened in three different countries. She is driven by the panicked feeling that she will never be productive enough and time is constantly running out.
http://lyrahill.com
Table 6

Peter & Maria Hoey
Peter and Maria Hoey are brother and sister artists. Since 2001 they have worked together on opposite coasts, relying on technology and a similar sense of humor to create their work. Their illustrations appear in magazines and newspapers, commercials, and advertising. They have contributed comics to past issues of Blab! and since 2007, have published their work independently under their own Coin-Op Press. Their comics have received notice in The Best American Comics 2011.
http://coinopbooks.com
Table 93

Mike Holmes
Cartoonist for “Adventure Time” and “Bravest Warriors”, creator of “Mikenesses” and the weekly comic strip “True Story”. Created show posters for comedians Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and Dan Telfer. Lives in Toronto with his tubby cat Ella.
http://mikeholmesdraws.com
Table 17

Paul Hornschemeier
Paul Hornschemeier is the author of the series “Forlorn Funnies,” the graphic novels “Mother, Come Home,” “The Three Paradoxes”, and “Life with Mr. Dangerous,” and the short story collections “Let Us Be Perfectly Clear” and “All and Sundry.” His prose and comics –which have been translated into multiple languages and garnered international acclaim and awards – have appeared in publications ranging from Life Magazine to The Wall Street Journal. He lives and works in Evanston, Illinois.
http://forlornfunnies.com
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Olivia Horvath
Olivia Horvath is a printmaker and comic artist currently living in Providence. They are a current member of the Dirt Palace feminist artist collective.
http://queenofswordsinverted.net
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Luke Howard
Luke Howard is hoping he’s about to get his MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He was born in 1983 and is currently making comics in Vermont.
http://andsothen.com
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Kevin Huizenga
I live in St. Louis and draw comics. Please check out my websites.
http://usscatastrophe.com
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Robin Hustle
Robin Hustle draws pornographic pictures accompanied by literary experiments and awkward jokes. She writes a column on sex work for jezebel.com, and will provide free healthcare for comix artists when she finally becomes a nurse.
http://robinhustle.blogspot.com
Table 71

Gregory Jacobsen
I draw figures, focusing on the little bits that obsess me…a little flab hanging over a waistband, ill-fitting shoes, overbites. Human failure and weakness is groomed and developed to be an asset.
http://gregoryjacobsen.com
Table 39

Cathy G. Johnson
Cathy G. Johnson is an artist working mainly in comics, artists’ books and prints. She currently works and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
http://cathyboy.com
Table 96

Dave Kelly
Dave Kelly is a good Kansas boy at heart and an enthusiastic disciple of subversive pop culture on top. He is also a writer and publisher of comic books. After cutting his teeth in the film business, he began self-publishing comics with artist Lara Antal. Their mini-universe of stories and characters appear in Tales of the Night Watchman, Walking Into Traffic, and A Comic Guide to Brewing. In 2012, he launched So What? Press with Antal to publish not only their own work but others’ as well. He currently resides in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
http://talesofthenightwatchman.com
Table 57

Victor Kerlow
Manhattan-born and based cartoonist and illustrator Victor Kerlow has self-published a number of comics and has worked with a diverse range of clients including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Fantagraphics, MTV, IFC Films, Random House, The Believer, Bloomberg, and many more. Kerlow also draws weekly illustrations for The Metro Diary in The New York Times. His impeccable ink-and-wash style recalls the great New Yorker cartoonists such as James Thurber and Roz Chast while standing very much on its own.
http://koyamapress.com
Table 66

Bart King
Comic Book Artist and Printmaker Bart King specializes is self-published comic books and other forms of paper. He effectively modifies design and technique to give each project a unique prominence in his catalog of work. He is a consistently remarkable craftsman of unconventional superhero books, distinctive mini-comics, & frameable screen prints!!!
http://bartaking.com
Table 17

Kinoko
Kinoko
Long time self-publisher, Kinoko Evans draws cute characters illustrating critical ideas. Her sensitive world reveals illustrated comics translating imagination and existential thoughts into story and image often translating human experiences. Kinoko studied Printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia and Illustration at PNCA in Portland, OR. She presently lives in the Pacific Northwest drawing, print making, writing comics and playing the ukulele.
http://kinokogallery.com
Table 44

Rob Kirby
Robert Kirby, straight outta Minneapolis, has been publishing comics since 1991. His books include Curbside, (funded with the Xeric Grant in 1998), Curbside Boys (Cleis Press, 2002), The Book of Boy Trouble, and The Book of Boy Trouble Volume 2: Born To Trouble (Green Candy Press, 2006 & 2008). In 2011, Robert received the Prism Queer Press grant for his anthology series THREE, which was also nominated for Outstanding Anthology or Collection in the 2011 Ignatz Awards. Rob’s currently working on a big new all-color queer comics anthology, due from Northwest Press in Fall 2013.
http://robkirbycomics.com
Table 58

Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley is a comic artist and author. She lived in Chicago until recently, and makes comics about travel, food, psychology and adventures.
http://lucyknisley.com
Table 87

Bret Koontz
Koontz works mostly in genre comics (Sports stories, Sci-Fi, Conservative crime and horror allegory yarns). While he exhibits a knack for working within the rigid confines of these low-art genres and transitioning from one to another with a charming ease, he doesn’t seem to have found a way to transcend the thematic limitations of them. Or any limitations at all, really. Probably the most attractive facet of these comics is their LACK of ambition, Koontz seems content to let the stories “be what they are, no more and no less.”
http://coolmemoriesmusic.com
Table 29

Scott Kroll
Scott Kroll
Scott Kroll was born and raised in Chicago where he still lives. He works an office job by day and makes comics by night. He’s married and has three lovely children.
http://scottkroll.tumblr.com
Table 55

Chris Kuzma
Chris Kuzma
Chris Kuzma is an artist, illustrator and cartoonist from Toronto, Canada. Chris is a co-founder and editor of the contemporary comics anthology Wowee Zonk published by Koyama Press. Chris’s comic book series Complex is in it’s third issue.
http://woweezonk.com
Table 68

Patrick Kyle
Patrick Kyle
Patrick Kyle is an artist and illustrator from Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Black Mass and the monthly science fiction series Distance Mover. Patrick was nominated for a Doug Wright Award and an Ignatz award in 2012 for his work in Black Mass. Patrick’s newest work New Comics #1 was published in May 2013 by Mother Books.
http://patrickkyle.com
Table 68

Matthew Landvogt
Matthew Landvogt makes comix, prints, flyers, and animations, among other things. He lives and works in Chicago, eats at least six peanut butter sandwiches a week, and dislikes driving in cars.
http://mathyouland.blogspot.com
Table 25

Ginette Lapalme
Ginette Lapalme
Ginette Lapalme is an artist, illustrator and cartoonist currently living in Toronto, Canada. She is a co-founder and editor of the contemporary comics anthology Wowee Zonk, of which the two latest issues were published by Koyama Press. Besides painting and drawing, Ginette also creates and sculpts three-dimensional jewelry and miniature artworks under Ette, her pseudo-pseudonym.
http://ginettelapalme.com
Table 68

Laurel Lynn Leake
Laurel Lynn Leake works in all sorts of mediums to explore how we construct and communicate our identities in an intersectional world. She uses science fiction and magical realism as a stage to examine the role queerness and deviant compassion has played and can play in human culture. She holds a deep respect for the physicality of comics and zines, and how the act of reading builds a unique connection between the work and its reader. Leake is currently enrolled in the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT.
http://counterintuitivecomics.tumblr.com
Table 9

Kat Leyh
Kat Leyh is a freelance illustrator who, when she’s not busy drawing comics, draws. Kat has several comics to her name including Pancakes and the Bird Witch series put out by Yeti Press.
http://yetipress.com
Table 75

Linework
Linework is a student-produced comics anthology featuring the work of Columbia College students, faculty, and alumni.
http://lineworkanthology.tumblr.com
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Carter Lodwick
Carter Lodwick
Carter draws comics about gardens and aging men in suits.
http://carterlodwick.tumblr.com
Table 89

Alec Longstreth
Alec Longstreth
“Alec Longstreth has been self-publishing his Ignatz-award winning minicomic Phase 7 since 2002. He has seventeen issues in print so far and hopes to get to issue #100 before he dies. Alec is currently working on his “”Weezer Fan”” trilogy all about his favorite band. To the pay bills, Alec works as a freelance illustrator, colorist and teacher. He currently lives in Oakland, California.”
http://alec-longstreth.com
Table 43

Justin Madson
Justin Madson
Justin Madson is best known for his graphic novel, Breathers, which chronicles an unique cast of characters living in a dystopian future world where the air is no longer safe for humans to breathe. He will be debuting the first part of his new graphic novel, Carbon, at CAKE this year.
URL
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Mita Mahato
Mita Mahato lives in rainy Seattle where she makes comics about grief, cats, and aliens using primarily collage technique. She likes cutting up pieces of paper and fixing them to other pieces of paper—watching a story take shape without using a single drop of ink (though she likes ink, too). In addition to self-publishing her own strips, she collaborates with MK Czerwiec on Ivy, a zine about comics people making life. Mita teaches in the English Department at the University of Puget Sound.
http://theseframesarehidingplaces.com
Table 57

April Malig
April Malig
April Malig uses her head for an armrest (and sometimes for thinking). She likes to draw comics about metaphorical representations of abstract feelings as well as comics about magical girls fighting their destinies.
http://aprilmalig.com
Table 9

Steve Mancione
Steve Mancione
Steve is an artist and writer born and raised in Chicago, IL. He has published several short stories as well as a full length book, with a new series (Career Suicide) to debut in 2013. He also has a passion for creating mini-comics for reasons still not fully known. His stories and characters spring from his love of comedy, horror, and downright vulgarity. His work is influenced by the amazing work of Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware, Charles Burns, and Joe Sacco.
http://hiredgunart.com
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Sheila Marcello
Sheila Marcello
Sheila Marcello is a part time illustrator / full time tattooer currently existing in her natural habitat of New Jersey.
http://sheilamarcello.blogspot.com
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Kira Mardikes
Kira Mardikes is a street artist and comic creator from the Pacific Northwest who lives in New Orleans. She draws detailed dream narratives and self-publishes under secret comix.
http://secretcomix.com
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Mardou
Mardou
Mardou is from Manchester, England but now lives in St Louis, Mo. She’s been making mini-comics since 2001, including the series ‘Manhole’ and was a founder of the all-girl comic ‘Whores of Mensa’. She’s currently working on a graphic novel, ‘The Sky in Stereo’ which is being serialized as a mini-comic. She’s married to the cartoonist Ted May.
http://mardoucomics.com
Table 15

Nathan O. Marsh
Nathan O. Marsh is an author and illustrator living in Savannah, GA, where he draws and paints whimsy beasts of the world. His webcomic, Alphabet Apocrypha, is a lighthearted blasphemy of a traditional children’s book and was a 2011 Ignatz Nominee for Outstanding Online Comic at the Small Press Expo. Each letter is alliterated upon to great extend until a strange narrative falls out, often vulgar or violent or politically extreme. People who enjoy this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they enjoy.
http://alphabetapocrypha.com
Table 93

Zach Mason
Creator of Emotional Distance. His comics have also appeared in Comics Workbook.
http://emotionaldistance.com
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Joël "CRĀVE" Maximé, Jr.
Joël “CRĀVE” Maximé, Jr.
Joël “CRĀVE” Maximé, Jr. makes art.
After painting about 800 pieces on windows and other found objects from 1999 to 2011, the medium of comic books soon began to call again. Years of art instruction with non for profits and a back round of Fine Art from Columbia College and Art History from U.I.C and dozens of years collecting comics and zines culminated in creating HOODY, a Hip Hop Comic, graph novel. The flag ship of a 42 character universe about to be released locally.
Table 61

Ted May
Ted May
Ted May produces the series “Injury Comics” (Alternative Comics) and recently released “Men’s Feelings” (Revival House). May is married to the cartoonist Mardou and lives in St. Louis.
http://tedmaycomics.blogspot.com
Table 15

Ian McDuffie
Ian McDuffie: Ian McDuffie is much like Prince— if Prince was a cartoonist, watched Sliders every day of his life, lived in Chicago, and loved Philip Roth and Garfield, equally and passionately.
http://violetmice.com
Table 5

Dakota McFadzean
Dakota McFadzean grew up in Saskatchewan, but has also lived in Montreal and Vermont. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, minicomics, galleries and magazines. He is the author of “Ghost Rabbit”, which won a Gene Day Award for Self Publishers at the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards, and “Leave Luck to Heaven”, which was included in The Best American Comics 2012. Dakota holds an MFA from The Center for Cartoon Studies, draws a comic strip every day, and currently lives in Montreal. A collection of his short stories is scheduled to be released by Conundrum Press for Fall 2013.
http://dakotamcfadzean.com
Table 52

Bernie McGovern
Bernie McGovern
Bernie McGovern is a cartoonist, puppet designer, animator, and teacher living in his native Chicago. His real-life adventures are documented in the new comic “DemonTears,” released by Hic & Hoc Publications, alongside the mini-comics “DemonGunz” and “DemonDust.” He loves demons. Book 7 of the self published, terribly long, epic series “An Army of Lovers will be Beaten” will be available this year at CAKE, possibly near a plate of heart-shaped snacks. By day, Bernie is an Artist in Residence with the nonprofit Snow City Arts Foundation, bringing school credit and art education to children while staying in Chicago hospitals.
http://rockwellfarmer.com
Table 86

Tom McHenry
Tom McHenry
Chicago-based artist Tom McHenry (FAIL FASTER FOREVER, RADICAL BOY) posts drawings to his website(http://www.noncanon.com), ranging from New Yorker-style cartoons to unsettling collages and hasty notebook scribbles. In 2012, he founded The Proof (http://www.proofnewspaper.com), a free monthly newspaper focused on putting great cartoonists, writers and photographers in print.
http://noncanon.com
Table 23

Sophie McMahan
Sophie McMahan was born and raised in Urbana, IL, and she received a BA in Art History from Rutgers University in 2009. Although Sophie has drawn her whole life, a rediscovered passion for the comic book genre motivated her to pursue visual art as her primary focus. Sophie currently lives in Champaign, IL and works at the Art Coop. She lives with her cat Mikey, and spends most of her free time working on drawings, reading and creating comics, and listening to her favorite music.
http://sophiemcmahan.com
Table 65

Anthony Meloro
Anthony Meloro is a cartoonist from Richmond, VA.
Working mostly in horror and crime genres, Meloro’s work has been published in Happiness Comix and Suspect Device.
http://anthonymeloro.com
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Midwestrn Cuban Comics
Midwestrn Cuban Comics
Midwestrn Cuban Comics is an on going series which features stories based mainly in the Midwest staring mainly Latinos.
http://mccomics.jimdo.com
Table 31

Jaclyn Miller
Jaclyn Miller, sometimes working under the moniker Fort Foot Comix, is a mini-comic artist living and working in Chicago, Il. Her works deal with themes of daydream, memory, interpersonal relationships, and the comical over-consideration of everyday life.
http://fortfootcomix.tumblr.com
Table 80

Tim Miller
Tim Miller is a coffee sippin’ whiskey samplin’ monster truck enthusiast with a motorcycle towing business in Seattle. He knows the neighborhood cats and appreciates the art of acceleration. Oh yeah, and he draws stuff too.
http://oatmealtears.tumblr.com
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Rebecca Mir
Rebecca Mir is a Chicagoan by way of Maine and Alaska. When she was too little to walk, she was pulled around on a sled by a german shepherd called Namer. These days she spends her time making ice floes, mini comics and zines about adventuring and earthly phenomenon, and mix tapes for the Ocean.
http://rebeccamir.com
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Talya Modlin
I am Talya Modlin, a comic artist and illustrator from Chicago, IL. I like to combine my subtle-ish humor with any style or project I work on. Also, I’ve recently been stylistically influenced by all different eras of Israeli illustration- harking back to my Israeli roots.
http://flickr.com/photos/talya_modlin
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Max Morris
Max Morris is a Chicago cartoonist and comics editor.
http://flickr.com/photos/bigdreamcity
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Sarah Morton
Sarah began her illustrious career as an artist in Kindergarten, when she would accept candy in return for doing other kids’ art projects. In college, she was an art student for exactly one semester before moving on to other endeavors like photography, journalism, photojournalism, and urban planning. Now living in Chicago, she works for a non-profit during the day and draws comics about hipster super heroes, angsty service industry workers, and tranny Mormons the rest of the time.
http://sarahannmorton.com
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Mortville
A group of weirdos. Used to run the art/music zone MORTVILLE. Includes: Sara Heymann, Roach Bond, Meg Mccarville, the Niermans, Sandy Nutts, Fred Henzel…and probably more.
http://inmortville.blogspot.com
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Most Anceint
Most Ancient is based in Oakland, California and mainly produces comics and art books. Projects so far include an ongoing comic book series called Scaffold and a sequential art book called Lode.
http://www.mostancient.com
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Corinne Mucha
Corinne Mucha
Corinne Mucha is a Chicago based cartoonist, illustrator, and teaching artist. She is the author of the YA graphic novel Freshman: 9th Grade Tales of Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense, as well as the Xeric award winning My Alaskan Summer. Her comic “The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions” won an Ignatz award in 2011. Her self published minicomics include “My Every Single Thought,” and “It Doesn’t Exist.”
http://maidenhousefly.com
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Jack Mulkern
Jack Mulkern
Goat Fucker Comix seeks to destroy all that is lame and weak in underground D.I.Y. comics today. Combining Ancient Mythology, psychedelic art, underground comix, Magick, and Extreme Metal music to create something radically new and totally Rad!
http://goatfuckercomix.com
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Annie Murphy
Annie Murphy
Annie Murphy is an armchair historian, anarchivist, and paranormal enthusiast. Annie created the Xeric-winning I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist, edited the Ignatz Award-nominated Gay Genius comics anthology published by Sparkplug Books, and helped create the Collective Tarot: a queer, feminist Tarot deck. Annie’s comics have appeared in the Women’s Review of Books, No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics(Fantagraphics), When Language Runs Dry: a zine for people with chronic pain and their allies, and other such publications.
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Pranas Naujokaitis
Pranas is a cartoonist who specializes in handcrafted minicomics with a focus on design and packaging, with notable works including Beard, Monster Town, and Ghost. He used to do an online journal comic called inkdick, but doesn’t anymore. He does children’s books to pay the bills and loves every minute of it. He got himself a fancy degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and cat. He is living the American Dream.
http://ghostcarpress.tumblr.com
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Rachel Calderon Navarro
Rachel Calderon Navarro
Rachel Calderon-Navarro was born in Los Angeles and studied photography, painting, and comics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her semi-autobiographical comics chronicle the eccentricities of her childhood. She lives with her partner and cat in Chicago.
http://rachelcalderonnavarro.com
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Carrie Neumayer
Carrie Neumayer lives in Louisville, KY and is an illustrator and educator. She self published a semi-autobiographical comic book featuring a protagonist named Lyra for over 15 years. Her stories are comprised of slice of life stories. Sometimes they are funny or silly, sometimes they are serious. When Carrie started the comic in high school, the themes in Lyra revolved around friendship, trying to find oneself and the general discomfort in being a young person. The themes in Lyra these days relate to career, still trying to find oneself, and the general discomfort in being a slightly older person.
http://carrieneumayer.wordpress.com
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Onli Studios
Visual Arts along with culture, creativity & commerce. Featuring Onli’s Rhythmistic design concepts ONLI STUDIOS is multimedia, multicultural ad multiglobal in its practice.
Rhythmistic graphic novels, fine art and wearable art along with event production are presented to clients, fans, customers, galleries, educators and institutions.
http://onlistudios.com
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Onsmith
Onsmith
Onsmith is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Chicago. His comics, prints, and illustrations have appeared in numerous publications (see Black Eye no. 2, Study Group Magazine no. 2, and Linework vol. 4 – all new!). He will also have a collection of his work out in 2014, published by Yam Books. His blog is http://www.onsmithcomics.blogspot.com Also, see the collaborative artwork made with fellow artist, Paul Nudd, at http://westernexhibitions.com/westernXeditions/artists/OnsmithNudd/index.html
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Tyler Page
tyler page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant winning artist and educator from Mpls. He’s best known for Stylish Vittles, Nothing Better, and his art for the Chicagoland Detective Agency series from Graphic Universe. tyler is currently working on ‘Raised on Ritalin’, a memoir about ADHD.
http://stylishvittles.com
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Evan Palmer
Living in Minneapolis, I make fun comics about monsters, cute cats, wizards, space lasers, and talking food. I am the creator of The Godins and Sucker Monster Creatures. I give really good high-fives.
http://evanpalmercomics.com
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Caroline Paquita / Pegacorn Press
Caroline Paquita / Pegacorn Press
A publishing adventure based out of Brooklyn, NY, Pegacorn Press is run by visual artist and musician, Caroline Paquita. Using stencil duplicators and pure elbow grease, Pegacorn Press prints and releases “queer, feminist and total-art-freaker” publications in the form of comics, zines and small run art books.
http://carolinepaquita.com/indexhibit/pegacorn-press
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Laura Park
Laura Park lives and works in Chicago. She’s trying to get it together.
http://singingbones.com
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Peanut Gallery
Peanut Gallery is a space for creative collaboration, experimentation, exhibition and good, old-fashioned mingling.
http://peanutgallerychicago.com
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Leslie Perrine
Leslie is a writer and illustrator living in Chicago, IL. Her self-published comics and zines generally center around talking animals. She is an organizer of the Chicago Zine Fest, likes vegan ice cream and has a cat named Bum.
http://leslieperrine.blogspot.com
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Caroline Picard
Caroline Picard is a Chicago-based artist and writer. She created and self-published the serial Fortuna series (a mini compilation of which was published by Holon Press in 2011 as “The Chronicles of Fortune”), and has two contributions in vols 1 & 3 of The Graphic Canon (Seven Stories Press, 2012).
http://cocopicard.com/category/comics
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Cody Pickrodt
Cody Pickrodt is an internationally recognized artist, cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in the anthologies, SECRET PRISON, SUSPECT DEVICE #2 and LIES GROWNUPS TOLD ME. His comic book series about the future, REPTILE MUSEUM, appears monthly.
http://codypickrodt.com
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Adiran Pijoan
Adiran Pijoan
Adrian focuses primarily on nonfiction comics. He studied botany and ecology and now strives to use comics to illuminate ecological concepts and examine our relationship with the environment. He is currently a student at the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida.
http://adrianpijoan.com
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Laurie Piña
Laurie Piña is a writer and artist living in San Diego, CA. Uncertainty makes her feel like a concrete block suspended in air.
http://facepaintz.tumblr.com
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Press Gang
Press Gang is Study Group, Floating World and Family Style.
This year at CAKE, Floating World Comics will debut Kilian Eng’s latest monograph, OBJECT 10. Study Group Comics will have recent publications The Secret Voice #1, Study Group Magazine #2, and It Will All Hurt #1 for sale. Family Style will have the debut issue François Vigneault’s sci-fi comics series Titan.
http://press-gang.tumblr.com
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Frank Provenzano
Frank Provenzano
Frank Provenzano is a 35 year old aspiring writer from the Chicago-land area. His major influences include classic monster movies, slasher flicks, spaghetti westerns, Alfred Hitchcock, John Carpenter, Harry Houdini, Orson Scott Card, and comic book legends such as Todd McFarlane, Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Kirkman. He has written the first comic book for a series entitled “Career Suicide” which will be hitting the street sometime in June. He is also currently working on a movie screenplay as well as several other comic projects.
http://hiredgunart.com
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Providence Comics Consortium
The Providence Comics Consortium teaches comics to kids in Providence, Rhode Island. We also publish their work with a lot of the coolest adult cartoonists around!
http://comicsconsortium.blogspot.com
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Michael Rae-Grant
Michael Rae-Grant makes comics with Gabriel Winslow-Yost. In addition to drawing comics he teaches second grade at a school in Brooklyn.
http://rgwycomics.tumblr.com
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Joseph Remnant
Joseph Remnant
Joseph Remnant is a Los Angeles-based cartoonist whose comics and illustrations have appeared in Arthur Magazine, Juxtapoz and The New York Times. He’s the creator of the comic book series “Blindspot” and was a frequent collaborator with the late, great comics writer, Harvey Pekar. Remnant illustrated the full length graphic novel, “Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland,” which was released in April 2012 by Zip Comics and Top Shelf Productions. He’s currently working on a graphic novel titled, “Cartoon Clouds,” which is being serialized on the comics website, The Expositor.
http://josephremnant.com
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Aaron Renier
Aaron Renier is a cartoonist and author of “The Unsinkable Walker Bean” from First Second Books, as well as “Spiral Bound” from Top Shelf. Renier is also a prolific illustrator, a volunteer at 826 Chicago, and comics teacher at DePaul University.
http://aaronrenier.com
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Grant Reynolds
Grant Reynolds is a Chicago-based artist. His comics can be found in the anthology series Shitbeams on the Loose and Elfworld, as well as collected in his book “Comic Diorama” from Top Shelf. His drawings grace many a rock show flyer, and he has exhibited his art with Giant Robot.
http://grantreynolds.com
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Eric Rivera
Eric B Rivera is a Chicago based artist who has lived & exhibited work in NYC & England. He mostly makes comics and watercolor paintings, and plays experimental music with Energy Gown. He was born in the cowfeed fields of Indiana in 1984.
http://ericbrivera.com
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Keiler Roberts
Keiler Roberts studied art at the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University. After painting and drawing for ten years, she began making comics in 2009. She teaches in the Department of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul University and lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, daughter, and dog. Her autobiographical comic, Powdered Milk can be seen at:
http://keilerroberts.com
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Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts worked on comics from 1975-1985, but for the next 25 years was side-tracked by animation, sculpture and video installation. He lives in Evanston with his wife, daughter and dog and is the chair of the Animation program at DePaul University in Chicago. He will be debuting his second comic RIP at CAKE.
http://ubutopia.com
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James Romberger
James Romberger
James Romberger’s acclaimed graphic novels include 7 Miles a Second (a new edition is due in December 2012 from Fantagraphics) with legendary artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz and artist and punk diva Marguerite Van Cook, and Aaron and Ahmed (DC/Vertigo, 2010), with Guggenhiem fellow Jay Cantor. He lives in New York.
http://uncivilizedbooks.com

Eric Roesner
Co-founder of Yeti Press along with with RJ Casey, Eric Roesner bakes bread and makes comics. Recent adventures include embarking on a daily journal comic. Eric is also the artist behind Dig for Fire and the Pecos series put out by Yeti Press.
http://yetipress.com
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Isabella Rotman
Isabella Rotman is a cartoonist from Maine living and drawing in Chicago. By the time CAKE rolls around she will, (we hope), have graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her comics are either informational zines about how animals screw, or depressing love stories in pretty natural environments, so hopefully one of those categories interests you. Isabella’s Comic’s are self published and available at Quimby’s, Chicago Comics, Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities, and by e-mail request.
http://ThisMightHurt.Tumblr.com
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Kenan Rubenstein
Kenan’s newest print/web comic, Last Train to Old Town, follows the adventures of four kids who discover their sleepy suburban town’s unusual past. He draws and makes web sites in the (relatively) sleepy Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint.
http://lasttraintooldtown.com
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Jess Ruliffson
Jess Ruliffson
Jess Ruliffson is a Brooklyn-based comics artist and illustrator. She is currently working on a comic book based on interviews with veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
http://callingthedog.blogspot.com
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Marian Runk
Marian is a Texan born, Chicago-based, Ignatz-nominated cartoonist who loves birds, cats, and country music. When she’s not at her day job (peddling birth control and promoting safer sex to the Chicagoland area), she’s probably drawing comics, playing guitar, singing in a choir, or watching birds along the shore of Lake Michigan.
http://marianrunk.com
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Zak Sally
Zak Sally
Zak Sally is the owner of La Mano, a handmade-oriented micro press in Minneapolis, as well as an Eisner-nominated cartoonist (Recidivist). his current ongoing work is Sammy the Mouse, published by Uncivilized books/ La Mano.
http://lamano21.com
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Dave Scheidt
Dave Scheidt was born and raised in Chicago. He is the writer and co-creator of the all ages horror-comedy comic Monster Dudes along with artist Matt Fagan along with numerous other projects. He blogs about comics for The Huffington Post and Comic Book Resources and loves to eat pizza. He is often mistaken for Sasquatch.
http://facebook.com/roaring20comics
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Brian Schrank
Brian Schrank
Brian Schrank’s first graphic novel is Gentle Carmel, about an autistic boy hobo in Mexico. Pedandeck, a comic card game, has Grammar Nazis, Crotch Cops, and Race Cards for you to play. MIT Press is publishing his textbook on Art Games next year. He has a PhD from Georgia Tech and co-chairs the game program at DePaul University in Chicago.
http://BrianSchrank.com
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Sam Schultz
Sam Schultz
Sam Schultz is a Montana native and a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied comics and animation. He’s been writing comics since he was 8 and he’s never gotten any better at it. He lives in Chicago with his partner and cat.
http://cargocollective.com/samschultz
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Chad Sell
Chad works in a variety of styles on a lot of different comics, though most people know him because he draws drag queens for a living (if you’re into that sort of thing.)
http://chadsellcomics.com
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Sam Sharpe
Sam Sharpe
Sam Sharpe has lived in the Windy City for the last six years, but for some reason he still considers himself a Wisconsinite. His comics include the gag collections Poop, Boobs and Poo as well as numerous short stories.
http://viewotron.blogspot.com
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Darin Shuler
Darin Shuler creates the comic series, Castle & Wood, for which he received a Xeric grant in 2012. He is a card carrying member of Seattle’s Intruder comics gang.
http://darinshuler.com
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Tim Sievert
Tim Sievert
I am a cartoonist in Minneapolis Minnesota. I published my first graphic novel, That Salty Air, with Top Shelf in 2008. I’m currently working on a D&D webcomic called the Clandestinauts, as well as a graphic novel about Bigfoot research.
http://timsievert.com
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Josh Simmons
Josh Simmons
Josh Simmons was born in Connecticut in 1977. He is the creator of the graphic novels House, Jessica Farm Volume One, and The Furry Trap. He currently lives in New Haven, CT.
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Caitlin Skaalrud
Caitlin Skaalrud self-publishes comics from a garage and studio in South Minneapolis under the moniker Talk Weird Press. In 2012, “Sea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way Story” was awarded a Xeric Grant for self-publishing. Her first word was “Batman.”
http://cargocollective.com/talkweirdpress
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Otto Splotch
Otto Splotch
Hopping between New Orleans and Chicago, Otto Splotch is well travelled with a layer of crust. He’s all about things being gross and drippy with a narrative that keeps it real. Splotch has self-published and distributed his own work for almost a decade. There’s a good chance you might have found his work in one of your favorite weirdo comic anthologies, such as, Secret Prison, Chromizoid, the 2012 Cake Anothogy, Suspect Device and more. Keep it weird.
http://squishthefish.net
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Daniel Spottswood
Daniel Spottswood
Kansas City cartoonist Daniel Spottswood is the creator of Disquietville and NiX!. He serializes them both online and as mini comics.
http://danielspottswood.com
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James Stanton
James creates the cartoon universe known as “Gnartoons” from his home in Seattle, WA. In addition to self-publishing comic books based on everything from barnacles to pizza eating dinosaurs, James also draws the webcomic “Missed Connections Comix”, which is updated weekly and based entirely on actual missed connections posts written by strangers on craigslist. He is also a contributor to the Seattle alternative comix Newspaper, “Intruder”.
http://gnartoons.com
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Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein was born in Evanston, Illinois but now resides in Brooklyn, New York. Fantagraphics publishes her series Eye of the Majestic Creature. She plays guitar in a band called Prince Rupert’s Drops.
http://majesticcreature.tumblr.com
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Sasha Steinberg
Sasha is a comics artist raised in Urbana, IL. He is currently a graduate student at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. He holds a B.A. in Modern Literatures from Vassar College, and is particularly interested in developing queer literary comics that depart from standard autobiographical tropes.
http://ahsasha.com
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Sun Bros Studios
The Sun Bros are Wesley and Brad Sun. They grew up in Orlando, FL reading comics and playing Sega Genesis. Wesley went on to become a hospital chaplain and comic book writer on the South Side of Chicago. He knows kung fu. Bradley studied art and worked as a gallery preparator before joining his brother to create Sun Bros Studios. When he isn’t writing scrips and working furiously at his drawing table, he enjoys playing video games and punk rock guitar.
http://sunbrosstudios.com
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Betsey Swardlic
Betsey Swardlick is a New England cartoonist with bros in different area codes. She graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011 and now draws werewolves and plays roller derby in Portland, ME. She would like to tour North America in some sort of whimsical vehicle. Look for her work on snackfood wrappers in a gas station near you!
https://werewolfanthology.com
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Joe Tallarico
Joe Tallarico is an artist and comics scholar. Joe is the editor of the comics section of Lumpen. Joe’s recent work can be seen in two print collaborations with Homeroom Gallery, and in the anthology Vacuum Horror.
http://robotcastle.blogspot.com
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Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor makes drawings and screenprints in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in Paper Rodeo, Vice, The Lifted Brow,etc. He is a regular contributor to Mother’s News (The Only Newspaper) and began publishing his current zine, Late Era Clash, in 2001.
http://miketaylorart.com
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Ruby Thorkelson
Ruby Thorkelson
Ruby is an artist who lives in Chicago. She makes drawings and comics, and enjoys sculpting pictures out of trash as well as giving trashy performances. She also designs interactive community-based art projects.
http://rubyt.net
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Jeremy Tinder
Jeremy Tinder is an artist who primarily makes comics and paintings. He has published 2 book with Top Shelf, and has been featured in the anthologies Mome, Papercutter, Popgun, Elfworld and many more. Tinder teaches comics at SAIC.
http://jeremytinder.com
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Jen Tong
Jen Tong was born and raised in San Francisco. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and shares a studio space
with 5 other professional illustrators in Greenpoint. She’s been self publishing her silkscreen books for the past 5 years, including “rainbow & i”, “Don’t Follow Me” and “Hot + Cold”. She also exhibits her silkscreen prints and paintings in gallery shows nationwide. She likes to cook in her spare time and enjoys drinking seasonal beers.
http://jentong.com
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C. Spike Trotman
C. Spike Trotman
Spike is an artist, writer, and publisher, responsible for the wildly popular “Smut Peddler” and “Poorcraft,” and the critically acclaimed/award-winning “Templar, Arizona.” Her dog is named Lucinda. Spike likes Japanese food, trashy reality shows and snow days.
http://ironcircus.com
Table 22

Luis Enrique Echavarria Uribe
Luis Enrique Echavarría Uribe. 32. Colombian. Sagittarius. Married. No kids. Likes to draw. Can’t dance. Loves a good carne asada. Hates egg.
http://udveloquequierever.blogspot.com
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Tom Van Deusen
Tom Van Deusen is a cartoonist from Seattle, WA. He is the author of Eat Eat Eat for Study Group Comics and Scorched Earth for the quarterly comix tabloid Intruder. He is publishing the first collection of Scorched Earth under his new imprint Poochie Press, debuting at CAKE.
http://mynameistvd.com
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Noah Van Sciver
Noah Van Sciver was born in 1984 in New Jersey. He first came to readers’ attention with his comic book series Blammo, which earned him an Ignatz award nomination in 2010. His work has appeared in the Alternative weekly newspaper Westword, Mad magazine and multiple graphic anthologies. His first book The Hypo: The melancholic young Lincoln from Fantagraphics books is a graphic portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s early years in Springfield, Illinois.
http://nvansciver.wordpress.com
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Carrie Vinarsky
Carrie Viarsky is an artist of different stripes who screen prints, designs/ draws album art, posters and more. She is an aspiring tattoo artist and does what needs to be done. “Being a member of Trubble Club is rad” -Carrie Vinarsky
http://carrievinarsky.com/
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Hedwig Vinson
Hedwig Vinson
Hedwig is a self published comic artist currently hanging out in Arnold, Missouri, with her super awesome cat, Walter. And maybe some people are there too. When she’s not drawing men in heels, or comics, she’s out biking the local Katy Trail and pondering what kind of cat Walter truly is.
http://walterwalterwalterwalter.tumblr.com
Table 63

Jason Viola
Jason Viola
Jason Viola is the creator of Herman the Manatee and other comics. His work has appeared in the hands of sad children and in the basements of decrepit homes. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
http://manateepower.com
Table 60

Georgia Webber
Georgia Webber
Georgia Webber is a cartoonist and writer living in sunny Montreal, Canada. She divides her time between reviewing comics for The Rover, editing comics for Carte Blanche, making comics for herself, and some other stuff. Her current project, DUMB, documents her ongoing experience of several months in doctor-advised almost-silence. She can’t speak too much, but she can still write and draw–so don’t be shy!
http://georgiasdumbproject.com
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Western Exhibitions
Western Exhibitions
Western Exhibitions is a commercial gallery based in Chicago, showing and representing emerging and established artists who work in contemporary idioms. Western Exhibitions shows work in all media and maintains a specific inventory of artist books and multiples, gathered together on our sister entity’s website, WesternXeditions. Gallery shows have been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, Art Papers, Art 21 and in several Chicago-based publications and the gallery has participated in several international art fairs, including The Armory Show, NADA Miami, VOLTA Basel, Milwaukee International Art Fair and the New York Art Book Fair.
http://westernexhibitions.com
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Lale Westvind
Lale Westvind is moving out of her parent’s house very soon. Lale Westvind needs employment. LaleWestvind loves motorcycles. Lale Westvind is from New York City but loves Chicago. Lale Westvind is barely human.
If this is inappropriate or too dumb to print I will write another one.
http://lalewestvind.blogspot.com
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Sophia Wiedeman
Sophia Wiedeman is a comic artist and illustrator living and working in New York. She received her MFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. Her work has been featured in publications such as Time Out New York, The L Magazine, Rabid Rabbit, TopShelf 2.0, gURL.com and The Daily Crosshatch. She is also a recipient of a Xeric Foundation Grant for her graphic novel, The Deformitory. The Deformitory is now available in comics stores across the country and Sophia is busy with her new series, The Lettuce Girl.
http://sophiadraws.com
Table 61

Dailen Williams
Dailen Williams is a young cartoonist from Providence, Rhode Island with no money for art supplies. He currently teaches at New Urban Arts as the comics mentor, where at least there is paper to steal. His work focuses on absurd fantasy worlds, boring occupations, and stubbornly nonchalant protagonists. His comics have been shown in the Providence Comics Consortium, the online Curio Zine, and was for sale at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival in 2012.
http://sometimesieatghosts.tumblr.com
Table 95

Gabriel Winslow-Yost
Gabriel Winslow-Yost makes comics with Michael Rae-Grant. His writing has appeared in n+1 and The New York Review of Books, where he is an assistant editor. He lives in New York.
http://rgwycomics.wordpress.com
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Jonathan Bell Wolfe
Jonathan Wolfe is a multimedia artist with a history of making comics that are magical realist explorations of personal relationships. He was raised in Seattle, WA and lives in Chicago, where he almost never leaves his bedroom.
http://bellwolfe.com
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Gina Wynbrandt
Gina is a 22-year-old native Chicagoan who is passionate about cute boys, comedy, and celebrities.
http://ginawynbrandt.com
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Jason Young
Jason Young writes and draws the award winning autobiographical mini comic series Veggie Dog Saturn and is a regular contributor to the online art collective Ok Panic! which can be seen at:
http://ok-panic.net
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Mickey Z
mickey zacchilli was born in 1983 and lives in providence, ri
http://mickeyz.org
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Jessi Zabarsky
Jessi Zabarsky mostly hibernates, but will occasionally awaken and scribble comics furiously. Any extra energy she possesses goes into vegetable gardening and thinking about bunnies.
http://hugbox.tumblr.com
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Jeff Zwirek
Jeff Zwirek’s comics work include Jack Rabbit, Black Star, Pinstriped Bloodbath, and Burning Building Comix. He has received a nomination for an Ignatz award, and his comics have been named “Notable Comics” multiple times by the Best American Comics anthology. He also helps to organize CAKE, The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. He lives and works in Chicago, with his wife and two sons.
http://jeffscomics.com
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CANCELLATIONS!

Sad Doughnut by Jen Rickert
Sad Doughnut by Jen Rickert
The following individuals were listed as exhibitors, but had to cancel their appearance at CAKE: Derf Backderf, Sarah Glidden, Sam Hiti, King Mini, Fran López, Randy Michaels, Erika Moen, Liz Plourde, Liz Prince, Jen Rickert, Kara Sievewright, Tiny Kitten Teeth, Carl Zeller. We hope they can join us in a future year!