Applications for TRANSIT’s Third Annual CHIPRC Inbound Residency Are Open!

January 15, 2017By Matt BradyCAKE, Comics Around Town No Comments

We’re excited to announce that applications for TRANSIT and the Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center (CHIPRC)’s third annual inbound comics artist residency are now open! This residency gives artists from outside the Chicago area the opportunity to focus on their craft with the goal of self-publishing new work, as well as to share their process with others … Read More

CAKE 2017 Application Extension PLUS! 2017’s Poster Artist

November 29, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE No Comments

The deadline to apply to exhibit at CAKE 2017 was today, November 28th, but in order to make sure everyone has enough time to apply, we’ve extended the deadline to December 12th. Next year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place June 10–11 at the Center on Halsted, and you can apply here: Announcing … Read More

Announcing the 2017 CAKE exhibitor application, 2016’s Cupcake award winner, and new CAKE organizers!

November 7, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE No Comments

Apply to CAKE While it’s still more than half a year from now, it’s time to start planning for CAKE 2017! Next year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place June 10–11 at the Center on Halsted, and exhibitor applications are now open. You can apply here: The application period will run until November … Read More

Please Apply for the Cupcake Award!

June 28, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE No Comments

Applications are now open for the third annual Cupcake Award, a juried prize that supports the publication of a new minicomic by an emerging artist whose work is primarily self-published. The winner of the award will receive $250 to print a new minicomic, a free half table at next year’s CAKE (where their minicomic will debut), … Read More

Thanks for an Amazing CAKE! Please Fill Out Our Survey!

June 13, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE No Comments

Thanks to all our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and especially our awesome volunteers for an incredible CAKE weekend! We hope that you met some great artists, purchased some incredible books, and witnessed a fantastic panel or workshop! The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is a free, volunteer run festival. If you want to show your appreciation in … Read More