We’re excited to announce our first special guest for CAKE 2015: Eleanor Davis! Eleanor is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, Drew Weing. Her collection of short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, was published in 2014 by Fantagraphics Books. She has also created two comics for kids … Read More
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), a weekend-long festival celebrating independent comics, is proud to announce that Sara Drake is the recipient of the inaugural Cupcake Award. Launched at the June 2014 CAKE, the Cupcake Award emerges from CAKE’s commitment to support independent comics, self-publishing and community. As the winner of the first Cupcake Award, … Read More
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will announce the winner of the inaugural Cupcake Award on Tuesday, October 21st!!! That is also the day we’ll be opening applications for the 2015 expo! Applications will be open until December 15th. CAKE 2015 will take place June 5 & 6! See you on Tuesday!
Join us for hot cider, hearty laughs, and sweet tunes! Superheroines Closing Event! Saturday, October 25 4-6 pm. Werkspace 2556 W Chicago Ave.
The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 2015 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. CAKE is free to attend, and will be open to the public 11:00am – 6:00pm each day. Lots of other events will take place around the weekend. … Read More
The 2014 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo has closed, and we want to thank everyone for a wonderful weekend! Please take a moment to fill out our attendee survey. The organizers of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their assistance in making CAKE 2014 a successful event: … Read More
We’ve already started talking about the 2015 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. With the departure of two of our original organizers this past year, we are looking for a few new organizers to join our ranks. If you are interested, please read the following post in its entirety. The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is Seeking New … Read More
Corinne Mucha will be celebrating her new graphic novel, Get Over It! (Secret Acres), which details the true-life story of a messy breakup at Quimby’s Bookstore this Friday! Through a series of comic vignettes, the story follows the author as she deals with a serious relationship’s end, and eventually learns the tough lessons of letting … Read More
3rd YETAVERSARY Party! Challengers Comics & Conversation 1845 N Western Ave 7-11pm Local comics micropress, Yeti Press is moving to Seattle, WA. Come celebrate three years of publishing comics & bon voyage!
TWO COMICS EVENTS BATTLE FOR YOUR ATTENTION THIS WEEK! Thursday, June 12 7pm Which comics event will you attend?! Box Brown signs Andre The Giant Biography! Challengers Comics & Conversation 1845 N Western Ave Afterparty at Squared Circle (2418 N Ashland) to follow at 8pm Meags Fitzgerald launches Photobooth, a Biography! Quimby’s Bookstore 1854 W … Read More