CAKE is run by a small, dedicated crew of volunteer organizers and coordinators. Here are our organizers and volunteers present and past.
Matt Brady is a lifelong comics fan and occasional comics critic. For more than ten years, he has maintained the blog Warren Peace Sings the Blues, where he writes about comics, movies, TV, and whatever else meets his fancy. He lives and works in the Chicago suburbs, where he tries to share his comics obsession with his three children. http://warren-peace.blogspot.com
Chris Lopez grew up in swampy south Florida, raised by Cuban food, alligator sightings, and mosquito bites. Now he's a long-term Rogers Parker living with his husband and their cat, where he's made various comics and contributed to a few comics anthologies. Currently, Chris is working on a graphic novel that will most definitely get finished one day. http://www.osoart.com
Jon Mastantuono is a queer cartoonist living in Chicago. Jon has written and drawn many comics, including 2017's 'the guest house', and contributed to anthologies about bears, school mascots, queer horror, astrology, and professional wrestling. drawdoer.com
Jackie Roche is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator specializing in nonfiction comics about history and current events. She illustrated Samya Kullab’s Escape from Syria (Firefly Books, 2017), colored by Mike Freiheit, which won the School Library’ Association’s 2018 Information Book Children’s Choice Award. Her work has also been published by The Nib, Columbia Magazine, Harvard Library, and various anthologies. jrocheworkshop.com.
|Exhibitor Services||Gabi Cracraft
|Logistics||Anne Marie Sticksel|
|Social Media||Sage Coffey|
Organizers + Coordinators of CAKEs Past
We would also like to mention an extremely deep well of gratitude for all of the previous CAKE organizers and coordinators. Many thanks to those who started this organization and those who kept it running throughout the years:
|Organizers||Alli Alleman • Ben Bertin • Neil Brideau • Jessica Campbell • Edie Fake • Marnie Galloway • Max Morris • Amy Pelz • Grace Tran • Jeff Zwirek|
|Coordinators||Brian Cremins • Corinne Halbert • Cathy Hannah • Amara Leipzig • Isabella Rotman • Sheika Lugtu|