On April 30, 2017, CAKE hosted a Drink and Draw fundraiser at Empty Bottle. We would like to thank the people and institutions who helped make this year’s event so good. Empty Bottle was a wonderful venue who was super accommodating and nice to us. Special thanks to our contacts Mike, Tim, and Sarah, and … Read More
Tuesday, June 6 – A Book Release Party for Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 6:00–7:30 p.m. Join Art Institute of Chicago curator Mark Pascale and comics artist and CAKE organizer Amy Peltz to celebrate the launch of Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg. The … Read More
CAKE is excited to welcome Witchlight creator Jessi Zabarsky as a 2017 special guest! Be sure to check out Jessi’s workshop, Visual Recipes: The Art of Instructional Comics on Sunday, June 11th from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
On April 21, 2017, CAKE hosted our fifth annual Art Auction fundraiser at 826chi. The event was a great success, and we would like to thank many people and institutions who helped make this year’s event so memorable. 826chi was a wonderful venue who was super accommodating and nice to us. Special thanks to our … Read More
Chicago Alternative Comics (CAKE) Kick-off with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley and C. Spike Trotman Friday, June 9 at 7 PM – 10 PM at Quimby’s Bookstore 1854 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622 Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley and C. Spike Trotman read from their recent work as a kick-off for the … Read More
Tuesday, May 23 at 7 PM – 9 PM Dimo’s Pizza Wicker Park 1615 N Damen Ave FREE PIZZA for POSTERING! $2 PBRs! Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) needs help getting out the word that our expo is back at Center on Halsted this June 10 and 11. Please join CAKE’s organizers for FREE PIZZA! … Read More
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.
Come check out all the diverse content we have to offer for this year’s Panels and Workshops! Programming
At CAKE 2016, we were disappointed that our Special Guest Trina Robbins had to cancel her appearance due to health concerns, but luckily, we were still able to have her come to Chicago this spring for some local events: Wimmin’s Comix Wednesday, March 15 5:00-6:00 PM The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 37 … Read More
We’re excited to announce that applications for TRANSIT and the Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center (CHIPRC)’s third annual inbound comics artist residency are now open! This residency gives artists from outside the Chicago area the opportunity to focus on their craft with the goal of self-publishing new work, as well as to share their process with others … Read More