CAKE DEBUT: Primahood: 4 Ever! by Tyler Cohen

June 1, 2015

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Catch up with MamaPants and more Primazon oddity! 32 pages of full-color vignettes coming out of the liminal space of identity, parenthood, and the un/conscious of Tyler Cohen.

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Tyler Cohen is a cartoonist who works with multiple voices: surrealism, true vignettes, and journalistic bits about language in a series called Primahood. Her work has been published in “Qu33r” (Northwest Press), “The Feminist Utopia Project” (Feminist Press), and on Mutha magazine online.

Visit Tyler’s website, and pick up Primahood: 4 Ever! at Table 48B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Creatures of Love by Leslie Perrine

June 1, 2015

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Creatures of Love is a mini-comic about one creature’s quest to understand its future by uncovering its past. With a hand-stamped cover the comic is printed on one sheet of paper and folds out in an accordion-style revealing a history as it unfolds. In 15 tiny, hand drawn, water colored pages the reader will discover how important it is for any creature to understand its origins.

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Leslie Perrine is a writer and illustrator living in Chicago, IL. She enjoys writing for all ages, people and creatures. She is a co-founder of the Chicago Zine Fest and loves self-publishers. Ask her about her cat named Bum.

Visit Leslie website, and pick up Creatures of Love at Table 29B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Partners by John Vestevich

May 31, 2015

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Partners’ is an exploration of self-esteem and body image. Through a series of autobiographical encounters, I examine what it is about what we bring with us into the bedroom that determines the manner in which these situations unfold. Sex is confusing.

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John Vestevich works as a designer in Chicago and makes comics after work (sometimes during).

Visit John’s website, and pick up Partners at Table 57A June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: August by Jack Gross

May 31, 2015

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Ambrose is small, trans, and insecure. He lives with his roommate and long time friend, Luis, in the suburbs of Portland. When he’s suddenly approached by a handsome stranger, Ambrose has to decide what’s best for himself and his happiness, which is a lot harder than he expects. August is part one of a longer web series.

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Jack Gross is a queer cartoonist who recently graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work explores everything from childhood and anxiety to being a horrible wizard.

Visit Jack’s website, and pick up August at Table 67B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Gorilla Year 3 by Cara Bean

May 30, 2015

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Gorilla Year 3 features three meditations on the human condition using gorilla imagery. It is a 32 page minicomic with a special two color insert. Gorilla Year 3 was created at the Sequential Artist Workshop.

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Cara Bean is a Boston area cartoonist and teacher. She attends the 2014-15 program at the Sequential Artists Workshop. Her Gorilla Year series has received critical praise for tackling autobiographical issues in an innovative form. Her more lighthearted works playfully tackle heavier issues surrounding childhood.

Visit Cara’s website, and pick up Gorilla Year 3 at Table 50B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Dirty Hands by David Alvarado

May 30, 2015

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David Alvarado has been self-publishing his zine of printed ephemera for six issues. Now the collected Dirty Hands will show the complete illustrative works of an artist that’s bound to make waves for years to come. Walking donuts, walls of felt puppets, talking teeth — no one does the absurd and bizarre quite like Alvarado.

“David Alvarado’s drawings both mystify and humor me. David’s work has a seemingly innocuous look and feel, but there’s often times an unsettling feeling there as well. He has already cultivated a distinct vision and it’s a treat to see so much of it in this book.”
– Onsmith (contributor to The Best American Comics 2011 and 2014)
Published by Yeti Press

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David Alvarado is an illustrator and cartoonist. He comes from the Chicago land area. His interest are zines, comics, printmaking, and typography. He enjoys the months of summer, playing records, ice cream, and petting dogs.
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Yeti Press is a small publishing behemoth out of Seattle and Chicago. We’ve published the likes of Kat Leyh, Sam Sharpe, Kevin Budnik, and many more. Most importantly, we like to make comics and have fun.

Visit David and Yeti Press’ websites, and pick up Dirty Hands at Table 89 June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: DBMSG77 by Ian McDuffie & Chris O’Leary

May 30, 2015

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DBMSG77 is an alternate history comic, detailing David Bowie’s ill-fated 1977 concert at Madison Square Garden. Adapted from Chris O’Leary’s epic Bowie-centric blog/book series, “Pushing Ahead of the Dame,” DBMSG77 uses alternate-dimension fan recollections and dark imagery to tell the unfortunate tale of this dark mass.

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The tires screech. A miniature T-Shirt flaps in the wind. Much like a snail’s trail, a wayward eyeball makes its way across the windshield. Ian McDuffie lives in Chicago, and works all the time, mostly on the comic FEELS, which you would probably like.

Visit Ian’s website, and pick up DBMSG77 at Table 33B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: T H E H A N D by Andy Panda, ET Russian, R. Jordan, Sarah Rosenblatt

May 30, 2015

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The first title by brand-new comics collective T H E H A N D!
A collection of four short stories spanning fiction, non-fiction, and personal journalism, T H E H A N D is a celebration of distinct voices coming together. The collective T H E H A N D is made up of cartoonists Andy Panda, ET Russian, R. Jordan, and Sarah Rosenblatt. They are POC, white, mixed, disabled, jewish, genderqueer, pisces, and all live in the Pacific Northwest.
This 36-page black-and-white comic has a vellum cover.

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Robyn Jordan makes mini-comics, watercolor paintings, and prints. She teaches art to kids in a public school in Seattle, and often writes about teaching. From 2002-2012, she lived in NYC, and still misses the bagels. She serves on the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival board. She is a regular contributor to The Stranger, and her work has appeared in various publications and comics anthologies.

Visit Robyn Jordan website, and pick up T H E H A N D at Table 15B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Munch; Survival of the Larvae by Cara Bean

May 29, 2015

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Munch is a 16 page minicomic about a little group of caterpillers friends. It features the title character who is a little anxious about growing up. This is a kid friendly story and fun for adults too.

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carabeanCara Bean is a Boston area cartoonist and teacher. She attends the 2014-15 program at the Sequential Artists Workshop. Her Gorilla Year series has received critical praise for tackling autobiographical issues in an innovative form. Her more lighthearted works playfully tackle heavier issues surrounding childhood.

Visit Cara’s website, and pick up Munch; Survival of the Larvae at Table 50B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: A Collection of FEELS by Ian McDuffie

May 29, 2015

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FEELS is a webcomic about the rug pulled out from under. Or, a group of newly-minted art school freshmen. A Collection of FEELS is a starter’s guide, a best-of (so far), if you will. Meet the cast, stay the night in the dorms. The gang’s all here, in vibrant color, and morose attempts to fit in.

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The tires screech. A miniature T-Shirt flaps in the wind. Much like a snail’s trail, a wayward eyeball makes its way across the windshield. Ian McDuffie lives in Chicago, and works all the time, mostly on the comic FEELS, which you would probably like.

Visit Ian’s website, and pick up A Collection of FEELS at Table 33B June 6 & 7th!