CAKE DEBUT: For the Hospitalized & the Adorably Bored by Bernie McGovern

May 27, 2012By NeilDebuts

For the Hospitalized & the Adorably Bored is a collection of recent watercolors and drawings by Bernie McGovern. Inspired by the hospitalized students he teaches, these works take the form of impossible biology, dreamed video games, flaming figures, and space-faring kittens. Expect minimal resistance, boarding crews. Bernie McGovern is a comics artist, puppet designer, animator, … Read More

Two Cookie Minimum presents Cookies & CAKE!

May 26, 2012By NeilBenefit

Two Cookie Minimum, the monthly reading series at the Hungry Brain will be hosting a fundraiser for CAKE on Tuesday, June 5! $5 suggested donations get you in to an impressive line up of readers: Marian Runk Sara Drake Corinne Mucha Leslie Perrine & Ezra Claytan Daniels Plus free cookies and cake! Tuesday, June 5, … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Weather by Gabby Schulz

May 25, 2012By NeilDebuts

Secret Acres will be debuting Gabby Schulz’s new comic book, Weather, at the CAKE Expo. Weather is Schulz’s first comic published under his own name, and features fan-favorite Schulz character, Gordon Smalls, traveling by air to a decidedly unpleasant destination. Weather is 8″ x 10″, 16 pages and full color. Gabby will be at the … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Primahood: the Second Album by Tyler Cohen

May 24, 2012By NeilDebuts

Primahood: The Second Album shares more real and and surreal adventures of MamaPants and Primazons. There are further glimpses into the feral and cultured world of the Primazons; MamaPants rides twists and turns through her young daughter’s engagement with marriage. Full-color, 24-page book. Tyler Cohen is addicted to actual books and paper in a time … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

May 23, 2012By NeilDebuts

What if Darth Vader actively raised his son? What if “I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful … Read More

Eat Before We Eat You CAKE Art Show

May 23, 2012By NeilCAKE, Programming

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo and Morpho Gallery present… EAT BEFORE WE EAT YOU or, The C.A.K.E. Show Curated by Onsmith & Nudd Although not strictly a comics show, The CAKE Show (subtitled “Eat Before We Eat You” – the toxic mantra of the legendary bottom-of-the-barrel weirdo schlock-fest Troll 2) will include one-offs and side … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Midwestrn Cuban Comics No’s 3, 4 & 5 by Odin Cabal

May 21, 2012By NeilDebuts

These three new issues continue THE ADVENTURES OF PITO AND MARIA as they struggle to get some extra bucks to fix their sink; a task which sees them crossing paths with a lone shark and getting Maria’s head accidentally shaved. Also a new ongoing miniseries is introduced, CUBAN THUNDER. CUBAN THUNDER follows ex-con Frank Betancourt … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell

May 18, 2012By NeilDebuts

The Year Of The Beasts, written by Cecil Castellucci (First Day On Earth, Plain Janes) and drawn by Nate Powell (The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole) is a hybrid narrative told with alternating chapters of prose and comics. Sibling rivalry, resentment, loss, sexual awakening, and betrayal hold together parallel worlds and … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Magic Hedge #2 by Marian Runk

May 17, 2012By NeilDebuts

Marian is excited to debut the second installment of her Ignatz Award nominated autobiographical series “The Magic Hedge,” at CAKE. In addition to examining the familiar subjects of bird-watching, family relationships, queer romance and community, much of Issue #2: Firsts, Seconds, and Endings will return to vivid moments of Marian’s childhood growing up in Dallas, … Read More