1 DAY TO CAKE: Come To Our Kickoff Events Tonight!

June 5, 2015By Isabella RotmanCAKE, Comics Around Town, Programming

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Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez Signing at Graham Crackers Comics, 77 E Madison St from 6-8pm10426531_10153241612788771_5280296124610601335_n-2
CAKE Presents: Eleanor Davis, John Porcellino & Keiler Roberts panel moderated by Hillary Chute at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave at 7pm


Qviet Book Release/Exhibition at Learning Machine Gallery, 3145 Morgan at 7pm


Gula-Gila “CAKE Weekend Kickoff” Concert with bands featuring CAKE exhibitors, 3012 S. Archer Ave 3rd floor at 8PM

We can’t wait to see you there!

Comics Around Town: Corinne Mucha at Quimby’s Bookstore 7/25

July 23, 2014By NeilComics Around Town

Corinne Mucha will be celebrating her new graphic novel, Get Over It! (Secret Acres), which details the true-life story of a messy breakup at Quimby’s Bookstore this Friday! Through a series of comic vignettes, the story follows the author as she deals with a serious relationship’s end, and eventually learns the tough lessons of letting go. “Get Over It!” is a hilarious tale about a subject every decent person can relate to: getting BURNED BY LOVE.

Corinne Mucha is a Chicago based cartoonist, illustrator, and teaching artist. Her comics work includes the Xeric funded My Alaskan Summer, the Ignatz award winning The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions (Retrofit Comics) and the YA graphic novel Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense. Her work has appeared in publications such as Chicago Magazine, Cicada, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Truthout.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave
Chicagoo, IL 60622

Comics Around Town: 2 Dueling Comics Events! This Thursday!

June 9, 2014By NeilComics Around Town


Thursday, June 12 7pm
Which comics event will you attend?!

Box Brown signs Andre The Giant at Challengers 6/12/14
Box Brown signs Andre The Giant Biography!
Challengers Comics & Conversation
1845 N Western Ave
Afterparty at Squared Circle (2418 N Ashland) to follow at 8pm

Meags Fitzgerald Photobooth Biography at Quimby's Bookstore 6/12/14
Meags Fitzgerald launches Photobooth, a Biography!
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave

Which event will you go to? The one at 1845 N. Western Ave, or the one at 1854 W. North Ave? The biography about a wrestler or the biography about the photobooth? HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE?!

Comics Around Town: 2 Cookie Minimum tonight! 9pm

June 2, 2014By NeilComics Around Town

Just because CAKE is over, it doesn’t mean the comics fun in Chicago has to stop!
2 Cookie Minimum at the Hungry Brain 6/2/14

2 Cookie Minimum
Tuesday, June 3rd 9pm

Hungry Brain 2319 W Belmont
This month readers are
Allyson Frazier
Christine Petrowich
Mason Johnson
Huey Amaru
with comics readings by
John Porcellino
Alex Nall

2 Cookie Minimum is a monthly reading series run by Johnny Misfit (of the Chicago Zine Fest & the ChiPRC). Every year 2 Cookie Minimum has helped promote CAKE and featured an all-comics reading event each May in the lead up to our festival. 2 Cookie Minimum readings are always a great time, come buy a drink, enjoy some readings, and yes, eat some cookies.