Sunday, June 11th, 1:00–2:00 p.m. “Comics Is a Way of Thinking” In Gabrielle Bell’s and Kevin Huizenga’s work, comics is a site for poetry, autobiography, and fiction, but underlying these subjects is an exploration of the nature of thought, consciousness, existence, and the human condition. Comics is uniquely suited to investigate such issues, with its … Read More
Sunday, June 11th, 12:00–1:00 p.m. Comics 101 Are you a kid (or a kid at heart)? Do you love to doodle, draw, and invent amazing characters who you send on exciting adventures? Are you hoping to turn this hobby into a practiced skill? If so, then acclaimed teaching artist Corinne Mucha’s workshop is perfect for … Read More
The one and only Gary Panter will be a special guest at CAKE 2017! He’ll be in conversation with his daughter Olive in PANTER2 on Saturday, June 10th, 1:00-2:00pm.
CAKE is thrilled to have Ben Passmore as a special guest this year. Ben’s excellent comic, Your Black Friend, was just recently nominated for an Eisner Award! You can catch Ben in the panel Comics and Resistance on Sunday, June 11th, 11:30am-12:30pm. Silver Sprocket, who published Your Black Friend, will also be tabling at CAKE 2017.
Zine Craft / Spell Cast with Alyssa Berg Join Brooklyn-based comic-book artist Alyssa Berg for a workshop that is part zine crafting and part spell casting. Berg, whose ALPENGLOW won the Comics Workbook 2015 Composition Competition, will lead participants in creating a magic minizine through writing and drawing rituals. After considering the zine as a … Read More
Panter²: Gary and Olive Panter in conversation Texas-born cartoonist, illustrator, painter, designer, and musician Gary Panter is a child of the 1950s who blossomed under the grow-lamp glare of the psychedelic ’60s, survived underground during the ’70s, and finally made his mark on mainstream culture in the ’80s as head set designer for the TV … Read More
CAKE is excited to welcome Gabrielle Belle as a 2017 special guest! Bell’s latest work, Everything is Flammable (Uncivilized Books), will be debuting at the show. She will also be featured on the panel “Comics is a Way of Thinking” on Sunday, June 11th, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
CAKE is excited to welcome Witchlight creator Jessi Zabarsky as a 2017 special guest! Be sure to check out Jessi’s workshop, Visual Recipes: The Art of Instructional Comics on Sunday, June 11th from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Chicago Alternative Comics (CAKE) Kick-off with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley and C. Spike Trotman Friday, June 9 at 7 PM – 10 PM at Quimby’s Bookstore 1854 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622 Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley and C. Spike Trotman read from their recent work as a kick-off for the … Read More
Maximalism Panel Jesse Jacobs, Ron Regé, Jr, Lale Westvind, and Marnie Galloway address different subject matter in their books, but their work expresses a similar horror vacui: all fill the entirety of their pages with intricate detail. And although nature may abhor a vacuum, comics is often described as a combination of poetry and graphic … Read More