CAKE DEBUT: Ghosts and Ruins by Ben Catmull

May 30, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? This gorgeous, coffee-table art book is a compendium of old, forgotten haunted houses imagined by artist Ben Catmull, along with the stories and rumors of who haunts them, and why. Each spread features a different haunted house, lovingly and exquisitely rendered in scratchboard on masonite, with a short, … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Eye of the Majestic Creature vol 2 by Leslie Stein

May 30, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Eye of the Majestic Creature Vol. 2 is the second book collecting Leslie Stein’s loose, funny and charming autobiographical narratives that combine idiosyncratic fantasy and stark reality. Larrybear, our hero, has moved from the countryside to the city, where she finds work as a shop girl. Quotes from Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie are sprinkled throughout … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

May 30, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Special Guests

TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Daniel Clowes Reader from Fantagraphics

May 30, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

This landmark collection features ten of Daniel Clowes’s most influential graphic narratives, along with interviews in which he talks about his career and creative process, and twelve thought-provoking essays by contemporary scholars and critics. A wide-ranging introduction to the work of one of the most important living cartoonists, The Daniel Clowes Reader features Ghost World, … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Great Moments In Western Civilization Cooperative In The Beginning by Caitlin Cass

May 29, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

The Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative collects five years of canonical failure and heartache into a single volume. This book includes selections from the Cooperative’s monthly print periodical and internet gag cartoons. Its good ole fashioned folklore is guaranteed to bring you comfort as you revel in the missteps of our Great Western forefathers. … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt

May 29, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

“For years I’ve encountered Lisa Hanawalt’s comics and illustrations piecemeal — in various magazines and periodicals. They’re always a pleasant jolt. Now, they’ve been assembled into one thick, blazing bludgeon. I envy you getting walloped by them all for the first time. This is a Hanawalt assault. Succumb.”–Patton Oswalt My Dirty Dumb Eyes introduces Lisa … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: El Gallo de la Muerte by Odin Cabal

May 28, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

After a botching an assassination attempt cartel hit-man Dei is exiled to Kenosha, Wisconsin were he finds himself in the middle of the domestic problems of his new neighborhood. Midwestrn Cuban Comics is an on going series which features stories based mainly in the Midwest staring mainly Latinos. Visit Odin’s website, and pick up El … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Lose #5 by Michael DeForge

May 28, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Special Guests

This issue of Lose houses three self-contained stories: “Living Outdoors” tracks two high school students as they explore a zoo and experiment with hallucinogens. “Muskoka” is the story of a cowboy on the road home to see his family. “Recent Hires” follows a young author’s descent into the criminal underworld in order to win the … Read More