5 Days to CAKE! Check Out Our Debuts Page!

June 6, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Debuts No Comments

CAKE 2016 is approaching fast, and we’re excited to share the debuts that our exhibitors will have available for purchase, including work by Grant Reynolds, Kevin Budnik, Ed Piskor, Lisa Hanawalt, Sarah Becan, Alex Nall, Leela Corman, and Special Guests Leslie Stein, Tyrell Cannon, and Ezra Claytan Daniels! Check out the full list of debuts here. … Read More

9 Days to CAKE! Check Out Our Panels and Workshops and Come to Our Saturday Night Party!

June 2, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Programming No Comments

Announcing our Panels and Workshops! As CAKE 2016 gets closer, we’re excited to announce the programming that will take place during CAKE weekend. Please visit our Panels and Workshops page to learn about all the great discussions and activities that you can attend and participate in. If you’re planning to attend, please join our Facebook event … Read More

Want to Help CAKE Out? Come Join Us for Pizza and Find Out How!

May 13, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE

Hello friends! CAKE is looking for help for this year’s festival. Want to help us put up some posters in your neighborhood? Maybe drop off some postcards at your local coffee shop? We could also use your help during the festival weekend as well! We always need strong arms to assist us with putting up tables, handing … Read More

Announcing the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Residency!

April 19, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Programming

CAKE and Transit are excited to announce the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Inbound Residency! Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil are illustrators/comics artists currently based in Melbourne, Australia. They will collaborate on a Risograph-printed comic that they will begin under Sarah’s Risograph imprint, Room Press, and complete it during their Chicago residency. The end result will be available at this year’s … Read More

Announcing the CAKE 2016 Exhibitor List!

March 28, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Exhibitors, Special Guests

CAKE is pleased to announce our exhibitor list for the fifth annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. You can see the full list, which includes special guests, comics companies and distributors, and all of the artists who will be exhibiting, here: http://www.cakechicago.com/2016-expo/guest-exhibitor-list/ The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich … Read More

CAKE Events: Fourth Annual Art Auction Fundraiser

March 14, 2016By Matt BradyBenefit, CAKE

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will be holding its 4th annual art auction fundraiser at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 8th, at the The Hideout Inn, located at 1354 W Wabansia Ave. The event will be hosted by intermedia artist Lyra Hill. The event will feature live and silent auctions of over 20 pieces of art by past … Read More

Applications Launch for 2nd Annual Artist Residency

January 11, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE

CAKE is proud to announce our continuing partnership with Transit Residency and Chicago Publishers Resource Center (ChiPRC) as applications open for the second annual inbound comics artist residency! Transit Residency is looking for non-Chicago-based cartoonists and zinesters to apply for a chance to spend the 2 weeks leading up to CAKE (May 29 – June 12) creating work … Read More