CAKE 2016 Special Guest Announcement: Cathy G. Johnson!

November 12, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Special Guests

CAKE is excited to announce our second special guest for 2016: Cathy G. Johnson! Cathy G. Johnson is a cartoonist living in Providence, Rhode Island who makes comics, drawings, prints, and books about confrontation and sincerity. Cathy was awarded the 2014 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Cathy also teaches at various afterschool art and theatre programs throughout … Read More

Join the Chicago Architecture Biennial and CAKE for a Night of Architecture, Food, Drinks, Music—and Comics!

November 6, 2015By Matt BradyComics Around Town

CAKE would like to invite you to join us for Imaginary Worlds, a discussion and workshop that will take place as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Two cartoonists (Edie Fake and Keiler Roberts) and two architects from UIC School of Architecture (Ania Jaworska and Sam Jacob) will discuss the depiction of space and time and … Read More

Announcing the 2015 Cupcake Award Winner: Goda Trakumaite!

November 2, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE

CAKE is proud to award the second annual Cupcake Award to Goda Trakumaite!  Launched in 2014, the Cupcake Award emerges  from CAKE’s commitment to support independent comics and the self-publishing community. As the winner of this year’s Cupcake Award, Trakumaite will receive $250 to support the printing of a new comic, a free half table … Read More

Applications for CAKE 2016 Will Open on November 2nd!

October 27, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE

Applications for the 5th annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will open to the public on November 2nd! We are also pleased to announce that CAKE 2016 will take place at the Center on Halsted in Chicago, IL on June 11th and 12th. Confirmed Special Guests for 2016 include Tyrell Cannon, Ezra Clayton Daniels, Cathy … Read More

CAKE 2015 is over, but there’s more!

June 10, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE

Thanks to all our exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, and staff for making CAKE 2015 a smashing success! We’re all getting some well-needed rest, but we’re also already starting to plan next year’s event, and we would love your help. If you were at the festival (as an exhibitor or attendee), we would really appreciate it if … Read More

Join CAKE and Spudnik for Free Comic Book Day!

April 27, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE

This Saturday, May 2, is Free Comic Book Day, and CAKE and Spudnik Press invite you to join us for a drop-in comics workshop! The event will be taking place at the Spudnik Press Cooperative, located at 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302, in Chicago, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. For a suggested donation of $10, … Read More

CAKE Bake is Coming Up on April 25th!

April 22, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE

CAKE’s annual art auction fundraiser will be happening this Saturday, April 25th, at NO NATION, located at 1542 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The event will start at 7:00, and it will consist of a live auction of art donated by a number of comics luminaries, a silent auction, and live comics … Read More

Join Us for CAKE Bake, Our Annual Fundraiser Auction!

March 25, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE

CAKE is gearing up for its third annual fundraiser auction, this year called CAKE Bake! The CAKE Bake will be held on Saturday, April 25th, at NO NATION, located at 1542 N Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park. As in previous CAKE auctions, the fantastic Chicago cartoonist, filmmaker, and stalwart Lyra Hill will be hosting the event and acting as a … Read More

Announcing Programming and Workshops for CAKE 2015

January 23, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Programming

We’ve got some exciting plans for CAKE 2015, including programming featuring out special guests and hands-on workshops that will let attendees join in the comics-making process. Here’s what we’ve got planned: Programming A Conversation with the Hernandez Brothers – Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez discuss their work and careers in comics. Caitlin McGurk from the Billy Ireland … Read More