CAKE Sponsor Spotlight: Chicago Architecture Foundation

June 5, 2017By Matt BradyCAKE No Comments

CAKE is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, and if it wasn’t for the support of our generous sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We wanted to take the time to spotlight our amazing sponsors, and we encourage you to support them! Chicago Architecture Foundation Our friends at The Chicago Architecture Foundation recently completed … Read More

Thank you!

June 3, 2017By Jon MastantuonoCAKE No Comments

The organizers of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their assistance in making CAKE 2017 a successful event: Leila Abdelrazaq, Izzy Adams, Meghan Ansbach, Oscar Arriola, Rachel Bard, Monte Beauchamp, Sarah Becan, Andrea Bell, Ben Bertin, Katie Bourgeois, Tony Breed, Patrick Brower, Jeffrey Brown, Scott Bufis, Kevin Budnik, … Read More

Farewell to Friends

June 3, 2017By Jon MastantuonoCAKE No Comments

CAKE would like to thank our emeritus organizers who stepped down in 2016: A jack-of-all-trades, Ben Bertin served as an organizer from 2014 to 2016, focusing on show logistics and support. He tackled all his tasks, even the most thankless, with excellence and enthusiasm to make the show the best it could be. Ben’s good nature … Read More


June 2, 2017By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors No Comments

Every year, we are honored to see comics artists use CAKE as a venue to debut new comics.  Be the first person on the planet to get a copy of these new and innovative titles! You can view our debuts on our 2017 Debut page. Here are a few titles that will be debuting at … Read More

Workshop: My So-Called Cartoon Life

June 1, 2017By Mike FreiheitCAKE, Exhibitors, Programming, Special Guests No Comments

June 10th, 12:00–1:00 p.m.  My So-Called Cartoon Life: Alter Egos with Celia Marquis Comics is a great medium for telling personal stories, be they funny, contemplative, or traumatic. In comics narratives, authors’ alter egos may resemble them physically and/or psychologically, but they may also possess traits that their makers don’t have or that are exaggerated … Read More