Maximalism Panel Jesse Jacobs, Ron Regé, Jr, Lale Westvind, and Marnie Galloway address different subject matter in their books, but their work expresses a similar horror vacui: all fill the entirety of their pages with intricate detail. And although nature may abhor a vacuum, comics is often described as a combination of poetry and graphic … Read More
Professional FUNdamentals Workshop Do you have a project you’ve been waiting to get off the ground? Do you have friends, colleagues, coworkers, and family members who are your superfans? What does it take to turn that passion for your work into profit? Hear from creators Kevin Budnik and C. Spike Trotman about their experiences in successfully supporting … Read More
We are excited to have Emil Ferris at CAKE tabling for the first time! Her amazing book, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, is a super hit, entering its second printing from Fantagraphics!
CAKE is excited to welcome Kevin Budnik as a special guest! Check out Kevin’s excellent daily diary comics and books at his website, or maybe check out his instagram.
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 spotlight some of these sponsors, and we encourage you to support them! Busy Beaver Button Company Since its beginnings in 1995, Busy Beaver Button Co. has gone … Read More
Come check out all the diverse content we have to offer for this year’s Panels and Workshops! Programming
If you’re in the Chicago area, we’ve got a couple fundraising events coming up that you won’t want to miss: CAKE’s Annual Art Auction Friday, April 21 7:00 PM Taking place at 826CHI, located at 1276 N. Milwaukee, Chicago A live and silent auction to benefit the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Bid on art … Read More
CAKE is excited to announce our final special guest for 2017: Ron Rege, Jr.! Ron Regé, Jr. is a very unusual yet accomplished storyteller whose work exudes a passionate, moral, idealistic core that sets him apart from his peers. The Cartoon Utopia is his Magnum Opus, a unique work of comic art that, in the … Read More
CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2017: Jesse Jacobs! Jesse Jacobs was born in Moncton, NB, and now draws comics and things from his home in Hamilton, ON. In 2009, his books Small Victories and Blue Winter were short listed at the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning. He received the … Read More
CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2017: C. “Spike” Trotman! Charlie “Spike” Trotman is an accomplished cartoonist and publisher and an outspoken thought leader in today’s alternative comics scene. She runs the independent publishing company Iron Circus out of her home in Chicago. Since founding Iron Circus in 2005, she not … Read More