CAKE DEBUT: No Straight Lines edited by Justin Hall

June 12, 2012By NeilDebuts

LGBTQ cartooning has been one of the most vibrant artistic and countercultural movements of the past 40 years, tackling complex issues of identity and changing social mores with intelligence, humor, and an irreverent imagination. No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, a massive 328-page hardcover anthology published by Fantagraphics Books, is the most definitive … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Need More by Kevin Czapiewski

June 11, 2012By NeilDebuts

“Need More” is a meditation on the timeless phenomenon of missing someone close to you, aided by modern technology. In this case, that means Tumblr and tattoos. A short mini comic, “Need More” is a 12 page comic in glorious black and white, with a color cover. Also be sure to come by Kevin’s table … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Startled Maggie #1 by Meghan Hogan

June 8, 2012By NeilDebuts

Startled Maggie is an auto-bio serial focusing on a mischievous little spit-fire. Drawn in light pencil, this new series is pointed at the ephemeral qualities of memory and what makes early life such a funny and charming place. Meghan Hogan is the comic book artist and crochet toy designer behind Startled Maggie. She graduated cum … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: The Legend of Bold Riley by Leia Weathington

June 7, 2012By NeilDebuts

Northwest Press has just confirmed that Leia Weathington’s debut graphic novel, The Legend of Bold Riley, will be ready in time to make its debut at CAKE! This lush, 232-page full color epic follows the restless princess Rilavashana Sanparite, called Bold Riley, as she abandons her royal station and ventures out to travel through distant … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: 2012 CAKE Anthology

June 6, 2012By NeilDebuts

Debuting at CAKE will be an anthology made for the expo! Andy Burkholder put together an exciting list of great comics artists to contribute to the anthology, which will be available for sale at the front info table at CAKE. The contributors to the CAKE anthology are: Dane Martin Anna Haifisch Paul Nudd Brecht Vandenbroucke … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Structures 12-23 by Vincent Stall

June 5, 2012By NeilDebuts

This is the second book in the Structures series. This time cartoonist and designer Vincent Stall was invited to contribute 11 structures. Vincent’s constructions contain a kind simultaneity of decay and growth. Are they ruins of an unknown civilization or the beginnings of a new one? 1-color cover. 20 pages 5.25 x 7 inch pamphlet … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Island Brat 2 by Colleen Frakes

June 2, 2012By NeilDebuts

I grew up on McNeil Island, home to America’s last island prison, accessible only by air or sea. People seem to find this pretty interesting, so I keep making comics about it. Here’s three stories about what it was like to move to the island, shop on the mainland, and how a prison break almost … Read More