CAKE DEBUT: Startled Maggie #1 by Meghan Hogan

June 8, 2012By NeilDebuts

Startled Maggie is an auto-bio serial focusing on a mischievous little spit-fire. Drawn in light pencil, this new series is pointed at the ephemeral qualities of memory and what makes early life such a funny and charming place. Meghan Hogan is the comic book artist and crochet toy designer behind Startled Maggie. She graduated cum … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: The Legend of Bold Riley by Leia Weathington

June 7, 2012By NeilDebuts

Northwest Press has just confirmed that Leia Weathington’s debut graphic novel, The Legend of Bold Riley, will be ready in time to make its debut at CAKE! This lush, 232-page full color epic follows the restless princess Rilavashana Sanparite, called Bold Riley, as she abandons her royal station and ventures out to travel through distant … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: 2012 CAKE Anthology

June 6, 2012By NeilDebuts

Debuting at CAKE will be an anthology made for the expo! Andy Burkholder put together an exciting list of great comics artists to contribute to the anthology, which will be available for sale at the front info table at CAKE. The contributors to the CAKE anthology are: Dane Martin Anna Haifisch Paul Nudd Brecht Vandenbroucke … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Structures 12-23 by Vincent Stall

June 5, 2012By NeilDebuts

This is the second book in the Structures series. This time cartoonist and designer Vincent Stall was invited to contribute 11 structures. Vincent’s constructions contain a kind simultaneity of decay and growth. Are they ruins of an unknown civilization or the beginnings of a new one? 1-color cover. 20 pages 5.25 x 7 inch pamphlet … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Island Brat 2 by Colleen Frakes

June 2, 2012By NeilDebuts

I grew up on McNeil Island, home to America’s last island prison, accessible only by air or sea. People seem to find this pretty interesting, so I keep making comics about it. Here’s three stories about what it was like to move to the island, shop on the mainland, and how a prison break almost … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Three #3 edited by Robert Kirby

June 1, 2012By NeilDebuts

THREE #3, edited by Robert Kirby and published with the aid of the Prism Queer Press Grant, brings you all-new queer comics goodness, starting off with “Love Lust Lost,” an 8 page Wuvable Oaf tale by Ed Luce; “Fly Like an Eagle,” from Carrie McNinch, which tells of her stoner-teen punk rock high school years … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Human Condition #2 by Ian McDuffie

May 31, 2012By NeilDebuts

The second chapter of what’s leading to an exciting adventure of self-discovery, women’s liberation and glam rock excess is here, in full psychedelic color! 24 pages that may or may not include a moon-landing. Drawing heavily from equal parts David Bowie, Philip Roth, and Jim Davis, Ian McDuffie’s work proves itself a unique psychochronography of … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Suck It Up! by Krystal DiFronzo

May 29, 2012By NeilDebuts

Full of internet dating, secret bathroom lunch breaks, PBS nature documentaries, and loads of vomiting guts, Suck It Up! is quick, sweet, and nasty. Krystal DiFronzo is a scholar in the upcoming session of Adventure School for Ladies, past performer at Brain Frame, and once co-editor of Xerox Candy Bar. She will be at Table … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: July Diary by Gabrielle Bell

May 28, 2012By NeilDebuts

July is the seventh month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It’s a warm month. On average, it’s the warmest month in the Northern hamisphere. It’s also the month Gabrielle Bell decided to do a comic every day. 31 days, 31 comics. Why did she do this? You’ll have to read … Read More