Eleanor Davis is a Special Guest for CAKE 2015!

October 23, 2014By NeilCAKE, Special Guests

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

Sara Drake Wins The Inaugural Cupcake Award & Exhibitor Application Opens

October 21, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

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

Tuesday, October 21!

October 19, 2014By NeilCAKE, Exhibitors

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!

CAKE 2015

September 19, 2014By NeilCAKE

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


September 1, 2014By NeilCAKE

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

Call for Organizers

August 15, 2014By NeilCAKE

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

Comics Around Town: 2 Dueling Comics Events! This Thursday!

June 9, 2014By NeilComics Around Town

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