Cupcake Debut Minicomic: Operation Menu by Sara Drake!

May 18, 2015

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Have you been wondering what Sara Drake has been working on after winning the First Annual Cupcake Award? Well we have too, and we can’t wait to see her Cupcake debut comic Operation Menu. Here are some sneak peak pages! Find Sara and Operation Menu at Table 28A at CAKE 2015!

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Do you have a minicomic idea you’d like to pitch? The Second Annual Cupcake Award launches CAKE weekend! Stay tuned here for more details in the next few weeks.Breakfast06

The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. If you have any questions about CAKE, please contact us.

Debuting a Comic at CAKE?

May 15, 2015

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Exhibiting at CAKE and debuting a new comic? There’s still time to fill out our debut form: http://goo.gl/forms/ful6jTQNDl The deadline is MONDAY (May 18)!  Thanks to everyone who has submitted info about your debuts, we are starting to post about debuts now!

You can also tag any post about CAKE on twitter, tumblr, or instagram #CakeChicago2015 and we will do our best to re-post it for you!

March 4, 2015

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Help raise money for CAKE 2015 by chillin with awesome local cartoonists at the Owl! $1 per drink goes to support CAKE 2015!

Wednesday March 18th 7pm – 12pm

The Owl 2521 N Milwaukee

Confirmed Artists: Corinne Mucha, Sarah Becan, Kevin Budnik, Danielle Chenette, Andy Burkholder, Tyrell Cannon and Matthew Landvogt

CAKE 2015 Exhibitors Announced!

February 26, 2015

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CAKE is thrilled to announce our Exhibitor list for CAKE 2015, which can be viewed at http://www.cakechicago.com/2015-expo/guests-exhibitors

On June 6th and 7th CAKE will host over 180 exhibitors from 23 states around the country, as well as Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Finland! Nearly a quarter of our exhibitors will be exhibiting at CAKE for the first time, and nine of them will be exhibiting at a comics festival for the first time! We are honored to host eight special guests, and to welcome back nine former special guests who had so much fun they wanted to exhibit again!

We are humbled by the record 579 applications we received this year, and the 88 members of the Chicago alternative comics community who helped with our very difficult jury process.

Our exhibitor list is subject to change, so please keep checking in for further updates on our exciting lineup.  If you have any questions about our exhibitor list, you can email the exhibitor team at exhibitors@cakechicago.com.

Two Week Residency at ChiPRC, Apply by March 6th!

February 17, 2015

Are you an exhibitor at CAKE, or interested in venturing to the Windy City to attend the show?  TRANSIT and Chicago Public Resources Center (ChiPRC) are looking for non-Chicago-based Cartoonists and zinesters to apply for a self publishing residency! You have until March 6th to apply for a chance to spend 2 weeks creating work at the beautiful CHIPRC studio/workspace and plan a 30 minute Artist Talk or workshop at CAKE 2015! We hope all of our out of town exhibitors, friends, and visitors will apply!

For further information please follow this link.

The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. If you have any questions about CAKE, please contact us.

Ivan Brunetti Draws CAKE 2015 Poster and Banner Art!

December 2, 2014

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CAKE organizers are so very excited to announce that  Ivan Brunetti is our poster and banner artist for CAKE 2015! As an iconic and incredibly prolific cartoonist and as a professor at Columbia College Chicago, Ivan is a beloved member of the Chicago comics community whose work and instruction has influenced new generations of cartoonists. He is known for exploring taboo subjects in his work and using an eclectic variety of styles, switching often from extreme realism to brusque minimalism and anywhere in-between. For this year’s poster Ivan has drawn characters from each of our special guests’ work. We are so excited to see these characters in the Brunetti style and we hope our special guests are, too. Two special guests have not announced yet, so their panels are blurred until the big reveal! Can you guess who they are?

A list of Ivan’s comics can be seen on his Wikipedia page.

The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. Applications for CAKE 2015 exhibitors are now open: http://www.cakechicago.com/2015-cake-exhibitor-application The deadline for applying is December 15, 2014. If you have any questions about CAKE, please contact us.