Jul
23

Comics Around Town: Corinne Mucha at Quimby’s Bookstore 7/25

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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 go. “Get Over It!” is a hilarious tale about a subject every decent person can relate to: getting BURNED BY LOVE.

Corinne Mucha is a Chicago based cartoonist, illustrator, and teaching artist. Her comics work includes the Xeric funded My Alaskan Summer, the Ignatz award winning The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions (Retrofit Comics) and the YA graphic novel Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense. Her work has appeared in publications such as Chicago Magazine, Cicada, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Truthout.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave
Chicagoo, IL 60622

Jun
17

Comics Around Town: 3rd Yetaversary Party

3rd Yetaversary at Challengers 6/20/14
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!

Jun
09

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

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 at Challengers 6/12/14
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 Photobooth Biography at Quimby's Bookstore 6/12/14
Meags Fitzgerald launches Photobooth, a Biography!
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave

Which event will you go to? The one at 1845 N. Western Ave, or the one at 1854 W. North Ave? The biography about a wrestler or the biography about the photobooth? HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE?!

Jun
02

Comics Around Town: 2 Cookie Minimum tonight! 9pm

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.

Jun
01

THANK YOU!

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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:
David Alvarado, Jake Austen, Gregory Baldino, Nate Beaty, Sarah Becan , Monte Beauchamp, Matt Brady, Tony Breed, Jeffrey Brown, Ivan Brunetti, Kevin Budnik, Andy Burkholder, Ryan Burns, Jessica Campbell, Tyrell Cannon, Jenna Caravello, Lilli Carré, RJ Casey, Danielle Chennette, Chicago Zine Fest, Caleb Condit, Sarah Marie Coogan, CoProsperity Sphere, Zain Curtis, MK Czerwiec, Alex Dahm, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Anya Davidson, Matt Davis, Jo Dery, Krystal DiFronzo, Sara Drake, Jon Drawdoer, Nick Drnaso, El Is A Sound Of Joy, Edie Fake, Rachel Foss, Glitter Gutz, Terry Grant, Beth Hetland, Keith Herzik, Lyra Hill, Nicole Hollander, Paul Hornschemeier, Hungry Brain, Hunter Husar, Robin Hustle, Joey Jacks, Josh Johannpeter, Mason Johnson, Joanne Kim, Eric Kirsammer, Lucy Knisley, Bret Koontz, Chad Kouri, Steve Krakow, Angee Lennard, Carter Lodwick, Loyola Business Law Clinic, Brett Manning, Edmar, Ben Marcus, Liz Mason, Marieke McClendon, Nancy McClelland, Ian McDuffie, Bernie McGovern, Caitlin McGurk, Ben McLeod, Duncan McKenzie, Meeting Tomorrow, Lane Milburn, Jaclyn Miller, Rebecca Mir, Johnny Misfit, Annie Mok, Corinne Mucha, Rachel Niffenegger-Tinder, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Peanut Gallery, Leslie Perrine, Caroline Picard, JP Pollard, John Porcellino, George Porteus, Propeller Fund, Pup House, Aaron Renier, Grant Reynolds, Jen Rickert, Eric Rivera, Brad Rohloff, Keiler Roberts, Scott Roberts, Joshua Roma, Isabella Rotman, Marian Runk, Chad Sell, Sam Sharpe, Situations, Harrison Smith-Mooney, Scott Speh, Otto Splotch, Spudnik Press Co-Op, Matt Streets, Jill Summers, Laura Szumowski, Joe Tallarico, Jeremy Tinder, Trubble Club, Jim Trainor, Spike Trotman, Michael Vega, Chris Ware, Sarah Wawrzaszek, Lillie West, Leslie Weibeler, Sua Yoo, and of course to all of our volunteers, exhibitors, special guests and attendees thanks for being a part of CAKE!

We hope to see all of you at the 2015 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo!

May
31

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

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!

May
30

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

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!

May
30

CAKE DEBUT: Blimpakind by Talya Modlin

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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!

May
30

CAKE DEBUT: Powdered Milk vol.13 by Keiler Roberts

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!

May
29

CAKE DEBUT: Poop, Boobs, Poo by Sam Sharpe

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!

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