Comics Around Town: 2 Cookie Minimum tonight! 9pm

June 2, 2014By NeilComics Around Town

Just because CAKE is over, it doesn’t mean the comics fun in Chicago has to stop!
2 Cookie Minimum at the Hungry Brain 6/2/14
TONIGHT!

2 Cookie Minimum
Tuesday, June 3rd 9pm

Hungry Brain 2319 W Belmont
This month readers are
Allyson Frazier
Christine Petrowich
Mason Johnson
Huey Amaru
with comics readings by
John Porcellino
Alex Nall

2 Cookie Minimum is a monthly reading series run by Johnny Misfit (of the Chicago Zine Fest & the ChiPRC). Every year 2 Cookie Minimum has helped promote CAKE and featured an all-comics reading event each May in the lead up to our festival. 2 Cookie Minimum readings are always a great time, come buy a drink, enjoy some readings, and yes, eat some cookies.

CAKE DEBUT: Everyone Is Someone’s Fetish by Tony Breed

May 31, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Everyone is Someones Fetish by Tony Breed

The story of a gay married couple and their friends. Stories of romance, sex, marriage, music, kids, life, and why it’s not a good idea to shave your whole body. Volume 4 from the popular web comic.

Everyone is Someones Fetish by Tony Breed

Everyone is Someones Fetish by Tony Breed

Everyone is Someones Fetish by Tony Breed

Tony Breed
Tony Breed

Tony Breed is the man behind the Ignatz-nominated web comic Finn and Charlie are Hitched (http://hitchedcomic.com). The slice-of-life comic tells the story of married gay couple and their friends, and over the years has addressed such topics as sausage smuggling, teenage romance, and indie rock beards. In addition to making comics, Tony is a founding member of Chicago’s CHIRP Radio (http://chirpradio.org), where he’s a DJ and is on the board of directors. Tony lives in Chicago with his husband, and makes good pie.

Visit Tony’s website, and pick up Everyone is Someone’s Fetish at Table 83A May 31st & June 1st!

CAKE DEBUT: The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts

May 30, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts

An 8” x 10.5” 3-color Risograph psychedelic comic picture book, based on my performance at Brain Frame 14. “The Star-Spangled Angel” tells the tale of two childhood friends, mutation mishaps, personal evolution, and complicated male relationships.

The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts

The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts

The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts

The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts

Scott Roberts makes experimental comics. His animations, sculptures, and video installations have been shown in galleries and museums. He lives in Evanston with his wife, daughter, and dog and is the chair of the Animation program at DePaul University in Chicago.

Visit Scott’s website, and pick up Star-Spangled Angel at Table 37A May 31st & June 1st!

CAKE DEBUT: Blimpakind by Talya Modlin

May 30, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Talya Modlin Drinking Buddies Cover

Blimpakind: Drinking Buddies
The first story of he Blimpakind series. Udell and Chief are close room-mates who visit their semi-friend, Pepin, after his sordid travels. They both find themselves in a thick web of conning, lust and a bad allergy flare up.

Blimpakind: The Isles of Amos
**This is the secret debut of the current story of Blimpakind. (Learn the ending before the internet does!)
Amos is a solitary adventurer, but he’s not sure why he ended up on such a desolate planet. He finds he is not really alone, and no one is really on his side while everything goes completely wrong. Can he figure out his purpose while also managing a great escape?

Talya Modlin Isles Cover

Talya Modlin
Talya Modlin

A chicago-based independent comic artist, illustrator, and doodle-cook. It’s like a fry-cook but for doodling.

Visit Talya’s website, and pick up the Blimpakind comics at Table 92A May 31st & June 1st!

CAKE DEBUT: Powdered Milk vol.13 by Keiler Roberts

May 30, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Powdered Milk vol 13 by Keiler Roberts

16 pages of life with a three year old – arguments, apologies, education, macaroni and cheese, and first memories. Autobio, b&w.

Powdered Milk vol 13 by Keiler Roberts

Powdered Milk vol 13 by Keiler Roberts

Powdered Milk vol 13 by Keiler Roberts

Powdered Milk vol 13 by Keiler Roberts

Keiler Roberts
Keiler Roberts

Keiler Roberts studied art at the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University and lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, daughter, and dog. Her autobiographical comic, Powdered Milk can be seen at www.keilerroberts.com. She has been a contributor to Mutha Magazine and her minicomic “The Man Who Could Not Read” was nominated for an Ignatz in 2013.

Visit Keiler’s website, and pick up Powdered Milk vol 13 at Table 37B May 31st & June 1st!

CAKE DEBUT: Poop, Boobs, Poo by Sam Sharpe

May 29, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Poop, Boobs, Poo by Sam Sharpe

Cackle, chuckle, chortle, guffaw. This is a list of the things you’ll do when you get your hands on Sam Sharpe’s newest book.

Poop, Boobs, Poo assembles all of Sam’s hilarious one-panel strips into one gut-busting compendium. This is truly gag comics at their finest!
Published by Yeti Press

Poop, Boobs, Poo by Sam Sharpe

Poop, Boobs, Poo by Sam Sharpe

Sam Sharpe
Sam Sharpe

Sam Sharpe is Chicago based writer/cartoonist/illustrator. You can find his work in many anthologies as well as his comic series Viewotron.
Yeti Press
Yeti Press

Yeti Press is small publishing behemoth out of Chicago. Our goal is to provide a steady stream of sometimes-humorous, often-reader friendly comics and graphic novels.

Visit Sam and Yeti Press’ websites, and pick up Poop, Boobs, Poo at Table 41 May 31st & June 1st!

CAKE DEBUT: Borderland by Rumi Hara

May 29, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Borderland by Rumi Hara

Rumi is an illustrator living in Savannah, GA. Her new book Borderland combines watercolor illustrations, comics, and photographs to tell a story of the Sea Islands along the Georgia coast. Emphasizing the characteristics of the region as an in-between space of Africa and America, water and land, reality and imagination, the story develops around the themes of memory and landscape. This limited edition (edition of 100) is printed on Japanese paper and hand-bound using hemp cord!

Borderland by Rumi Hara

Borderland by Rumi Hara

Borderland by Rumi Hara

Borderland by Rumi Hara

Rumi Hara
Rumi Hara

Rumi is an illustrator and translator born in Kyoto, Japan. Attracted by the subtropical warmth and palm trees, she spent the last two years studying illustration in Savannah, GA. Her comics and watercolor illustrations sometimes feature friendly monsters and monstrous children. They have been published in America and Japan, and recognized by American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators. She loves bright colors and books and cornbread.

Visit Rumi’s website, and pick up Borderland at Table 77B May 31st & June 1st!

CAKE DEBUT: Well Come by Erik Nebel

May 29, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Well Come by Erik Nebel

Yeti Press thinks Erik Nebel is one of today’s most underappreciated artists and they couldn’t be happier publishing a collection of his webcomic Well Come. This truly unique book is a window into a surreal, spiritual world that twists and turns unexpectedly from one emotion to another.

Published by Yeti Press

Well Come by Erik Nebel

Well Come by Erik Nebel

Yeti Press
Yeti Press

Yeti Press is small publishing behemoth out of Chicago. Our goal is to provide a steady stream of sometimes-humorous, often-reader friendly comics and graphic novels.

Visit Yeti Press’ website, and pick up Well Come at Table 41 May 31st & June 1st!

CAKE 2014 Signing Schedule

May 29, 2014By NeilCAKE

In chronological order:

SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
12-1 Noah Van Sciver + Tom Kaczynski at Fantagraphics’ tables 6 & 7
12-2 Elisha Lim at Koyama Press’ table 69
12-2 Andrea Bell at Yeti Press’ table 41
12:30-2:30 Andy Burkholder at 2D Cloud’s table 11
12:30-2:30 Blaise Larmee at 2D Cloud’s table 11
1-3 Conor Stechschulte at Fantagraphics’ tables 6 & 7
1:30-2:30 Zak Sally at Uncivilized Books tables 19B & 20
2-4 MariNaomi at 2D Cloud’s table 11
2-4 Sean Mac at Yeti Press’ table 41
3-5 Lane Milburn + Leslie Stein at Fantagraphics’ tables 6 & 7
3-5 Jesse Moynihan at Nobrow’s table 59
4-6 Mark Connery at 2D Cloud’s table 11
4-6 John Holden at 2D Cloud’s table 11

4-6 Erik Nebel at Yeti Press’ table 41

SUNDAY JUNE 1, 2014
12-1 Noah Van Sciver + Tom Kaczynski at Fantagraphics’ tables 6 & 7
12-2 Elisha Lim at Koyama Press’ table 69
12-3 Kat Leyh at Yeti Press’ table 41
12:30-2:30 Mark Connery at 2D Cloud’s table 11
12:30-2:30 John Holden at 2D Cloud’s table 11

1-2 Sam Alden at Uncivilized Books tables 19B & 20
1-3 Lane Milburn at Fantagraphics’ tables 6 & 7
2-3 Zak Sally at Uncivilized Books tables 19B & 20
2-4 MariNaomi at 2D Cloud’s table 11
3-5 Conor Stechschulte + Leslie Stein at Fantagraphics’ tables 6 & 7
3-5 Jesse Moynihan at Nobrow’s table 59
3-5 Erik Nebel at Yeti Press’ table 41
4-6 Blaise Larmee at 2D Cloud’s table 11
4-6 Andy Burkholder at 2D Cloud’s table 11

By publisher in alphabetical order:

Fantagraphics Books
Tables 6 & 7


*Tony Millionaire will be at table 5 all weekend long, right next to the Fantagraphics table.*

SATURDAY:
12:00 – 1:00 Noah Van Sciver + Tom Kaczynski
1:00 – 3:00 Conor Stechschulte
3:00 – 5:00 Lane Milburn + Leslie Stein

SUNDAY:
12:00 – 1:00 Noah Van Sciver + Tom Kaczynski
1:00 – 3:00 Lane Milburn
3:00 – 5:00 Conor Stechschulte + Leslie Stein

Koyama Press
Table 69

BOTH DAYS:
12:00 – 2:00 Elisha Lim will be signing, but they will be at Koyama Press’ table all weekend long.

Nobrow
Table 59

BOTH DAYS:
3:00 – 5:00 Jesse Moynihan will sign forming volume 2 (a cake debut book).

2D Cloud
Table 11

SATURDAY:
12:30 – 2:30 Andy Burkholder
12:30 – 2:30 Blaise Larmee
2:00 – 4:00 MariNaomi
4:00 – 6:00 Mark Connery
4:00 – 6:00 John Holden

SUNDAY:
12:30 – 2:30 John Holden
12:30 – 2:30 Mark Connery
2:00 – 4:00 MariNaomi
4:00 – 6:00 Blaise Larmee
4:00 – 6:00 Andy Burkholder

Uncivilized Books
Tables 19B & 20

SATURDAY:
1:30 – 2:30 Zak Sally

SUNDAY:
1:00 – 2:00 Sam Alden
2:00 – 3:00 Zak Sally

Yeti Press
Table 41

SATURDAY:
12:00 – 2:00 Andrea Bell
2:00 – 4:00 Sean Mac
4:00 – 6:00 Erik Nebel

SUNDAY:
12:00 – 3:00 Kat Leyh
3:00 – 5:00 Erik Nebel

CAKE DEBUT: La viejita y el viejito by Laurie Piña

May 28, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

La viejita y el viejito by Laurie Piña

Two siblings in the late ’60s deal with unease and skepticism when they receive visits from a couple of strange house guests.

‘La viejita y el viejito’ is a quiet horror story about how your parents never believed you when you told ’em you experienced something weird as a kid.

Laurie Piña
Laurie Piña

Laurie Piña is a little elf making comics in a little room. She’s also probably a ghost.

Visit Laurie’s website, and pick up La viejita y el viejito at Table 33B May 31st & June 1st!