CAKE DEBUT: Dancing with Shadows by Andrew Holmquist

June 3, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

Sun tanning next to your boyfriend, he pulls away from a kiss and beckons you into the ocean. You chase him, he swims out and slips from view as a wave rolls towards you. Crash! Space and time split apart, cascading layers of reality upon you, splitting your body into sweaty slices of cheese and … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Pet Theories

June 2, 2015By Isabella RotmanBenefit, CAKE, Debuts, Programming

  Pet Theories is releasing their first album just in time for CAKE weekend. The band, which features Allison Felus on vocals and keyboard bass, Tony Trigilio on drums, and CAKE panels coordinator Brian Cremins on guitar and vocals, will be playing the CAKE after-party at The Observatory onSaturday, June 6th. Their album, which features a fabulous … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Past Coasts by Jon Drawdoer

June 2, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

“Past Coasts” features queer characters in a psychedelic, literary sci-fi comic. A bubble ship glides above alien coastline. The ship breathes in and out. Regard your life as a passing memory. Listen to your mind underneath the surface of thoughts. Float in the pleasant calm of a universe that makes visual sense. It’s just you … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Midwestrn Cuban Comics Issue 9 by Odin Cabal

June 2, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

The adventures of Pito and Maria continue in Midwestern Cuban Comics Issue 9. Watch as Maria comes to terms with all her sticky family history and her estranged daughter. Also Pito and Maria go to the ballpark and Charlie tries to get some ladies. Midwestrn Cuban Comics is a small press comics series created by … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Primahood: 4 Ever! by Tyler Cohen

June 1, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

Catch up with MamaPants and more Primazon oddity! 32 pages of full-color vignettes coming out of the liminal space of identity, parenthood, and the un/conscious of Tyler Cohen. Tyler Cohen is a cartoonist who works with multiple voices: surrealism, true vignettes, and journalistic bits about language in a series called Primahood. Her work has been … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Creatures of Love by Leslie Perrine

June 1, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

Creatures of Love is a mini-comic about one creature’s quest to understand its future by uncovering its past. With a hand-stamped cover the comic is printed on one sheet of paper and folds out in an accordion-style revealing a history as it unfolds. In 15 tiny, hand drawn, water colored pages the reader will discover … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Partners by John Vestevich

May 31, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

Partners’ is an exploration of self-esteem and body image. Through a series of autobiographical encounters, I examine what it is about what we bring with us into the bedroom that determines the manner in which these situations unfold. Sex is confusing. John Vestevich works as a designer in Chicago and makes comics after work (sometimes … Read More