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

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