Jun
08

CAKE DEBUT: Incidents in the Night by David B. from Uncivilized Books

In Incidents in the Night David B. (Epileptic, The Armed Garden) sets out to explore the uncharted territories of overflowing and dusty shelves of Paris’ legendary book shops. His journey quickly turns into an obsessive vision quest in pursuit of a mysterious 19th Century journal:Incidents In the Night. Mountains of books become sites of archeological… Continue reading »

Jun
07

CAKE DEBUT: Godhead #1 by Caitlin Skaalrud

The first part of a Midwesterner’s fable, in which three misfit friends discover a severed head that grants wishes in a cornfield outside of small town Wrenshall, Minnesota. Caitlin Skaalrud self-publishes comics from a garage and studio in South Minneapolis under the moniker Talk Weird Press. In 2012, “Sea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way Story” was awarded… Continue reading »

Jun
07

CAKE DEBUT: Sea Change a Choose-Your-Own-Way Story by Caitlin Skaalrud

‘Bosco is dead. The sea is emptying, and you are hungry and tired. Every morning that breaks on the Inland Sea is another spent wondering: Go to work, or rot in bed? Follow the shore, or ride into the storm? Tell a lie, or tell the truth? Kill the mermaid, or let her go?’ Recipient… Continue reading »

Jun
07

CAKE DEBUT: Emotional Distance No’s 1 & 2 by Zach Mason

My name is Zach Mason. I’m from Rockville, Maryland (just outside DC) and I will have two new comics at CAKE. The first debut is a second edition of Emotional Distance 1. This comic was available at SPX 2012 as a black and white, digitally printed booklet and quickly sold out. The new version of… Continue reading »

Jun
06

CAKE DEBUT: Sequential Vacation 2 by Sar Shahar

Sequential Vacation 2 follows the yearning romantic beach fantasy of a man spending his weekend alone. The second issue of Sar Sharhar’s lauded series finds the artist using graphically intricate textures to further his storytelling. Sar Shahar graduated in 2006 from CalArts with a BFA in Fine Arts. His previous comic, Sequential Vacation 1, was… Continue reading »

Jun
06

CAKE DEBUT: The Fold and The Creator by Grant Reynolds

The Fold and the Creator takes a stark look at the goings-on of an isolated village and the customs of its inhabitants, including the annual sacrifices of their daughters in the name of a pitiless deity. Using these tropes of fantasy fiction, the ideas of women’s roles in our own society, as well as those… Continue reading »

Jun
05

CAKE DEBUT: Monkey Chef by Mike Freiheit

In 2010, Mike Freiheit lived in South Africa and worked at a primate sanctuary. For nine months he fed humans dinner, chopped fruit for monkeys, and dealt with the day to day life of a primate care taker. This is the first volume of stories about his adventures. Mike Freiheit makes comics for no money… Continue reading »

Jun
05

CAKE DEBUT: Backyard by Sam Alden

Backyard is a comic about housemates in New Orleans. The housemates are vegans and anarchists and community organizers, and the story follows them through a humid summer of small dramas and petty arguments; meanwhile, almost unnoticed, their friend Molly is living in the backyard and slowly turning into a feral dog. 24 pages, published by… Continue reading »

Jun
04

CAKE DEBUT: Sky in Stereo #2 by Mardou

Sky in Stereo #2 is the second issue of the critically-acclaimed self-published comic series by cartoonist, Mardou, and now published by Oakland-based publisher, Yam Books. This issue continues the story of Iris, a young woman turning eighteen, slowly losing her tenuous grip on her world of burger-flipping, drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll. Mardou is from… Continue reading »

Jun
04

CAKE DEBUT: Victus by Tyrell Cannon

In a timeless city, a young thief named Isaac struggles to connect with a beautiful girl. The bartering inhabitants are challenged by the public speeches of a great thinker, while a mysterious man constructs a machine powered by stolen religious relics. Victus is a deus-scientia fiction comic that explores both the purity and corruption of… Continue reading »

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