CAKE DEBUT: August by Jack Gross

May 31, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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Ambrose is small, trans, and insecure. He lives with his roommate and long time friend, Luis, in the suburbs of Portland. When he’s suddenly approached by a handsome stranger, Ambrose has to decide what’s best for himself and his happiness, which is a lot harder than he expects. August is part one of a longer web series.

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Jack Gross is a queer cartoonist who recently graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work explores everything from childhood and anxiety to being a horrible wizard.

Visit Jack’s website, and pick up August at Table 67B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Gorilla Year 3 by Cara Bean

May 30, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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Gorilla Year 3 features three meditations on the human condition using gorilla imagery. It is a 32 page minicomic with a special two color insert. Gorilla Year 3 was created at the Sequential Artist Workshop.

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Cara Bean is a Boston area cartoonist and teacher. She attends the 2014-15 program at the Sequential Artists Workshop. Her Gorilla Year series has received critical praise for tackling autobiographical issues in an innovative form. Her more lighthearted works playfully tackle heavier issues surrounding childhood.

Visit Cara’s website, and pick up Gorilla Year 3 at Table 50B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Dirty Hands by David Alvarado

May 30, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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David Alvarado has been self-publishing his zine of printed ephemera for six issues. Now the collected Dirty Hands will show the complete illustrative works of an artist that’s bound to make waves for years to come. Walking donuts, walls of felt puppets, talking teeth — no one does the absurd and bizarre quite like Alvarado.

“David Alvarado’s drawings both mystify and humor me. David’s work has a seemingly innocuous look and feel, but there’s often times an unsettling feeling there as well. He has already cultivated a distinct vision and it’s a treat to see so much of it in this book.”
– Onsmith (contributor to The Best American Comics 2011 and 2014)
Published by Yeti Press

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David Alvarado is an illustrator and cartoonist. He comes from the Chicago land area. His interest are zines, comics, printmaking, and typography. He enjoys the months of summer, playing records, ice cream, and petting dogs.
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Yeti Press is a small publishing behemoth out of Seattle and Chicago. We’ve published the likes of Kat Leyh, Sam Sharpe, Kevin Budnik, and many more. Most importantly, we like to make comics and have fun.

Visit David and Yeti Press’ websites, and pick up Dirty Hands at Table 89 June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: DBMSG77 by Ian McDuffie & Chris O’Leary

May 30, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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DBMSG77 is an alternate history comic, detailing David Bowie’s ill-fated 1977 concert at Madison Square Garden. Adapted from Chris O’Leary’s epic Bowie-centric blog/book series, “Pushing Ahead of the Dame,” DBMSG77 uses alternate-dimension fan recollections and dark imagery to tell the unfortunate tale of this dark mass.

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The tires screech. A miniature T-Shirt flaps in the wind. Much like a snail’s trail, a wayward eyeball makes its way across the windshield. Ian McDuffie lives in Chicago, and works all the time, mostly on the comic FEELS, which you would probably like.

Visit Ian’s website, and pick up DBMSG77 at Table 33B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: T H E H A N D by Andy Panda, ET Russian, R. Jordan, Sarah Rosenblatt

May 30, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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The first title by brand-new comics collective T H E H A N D!
A collection of four short stories spanning fiction, non-fiction, and personal journalism, T H E H A N D is a celebration of distinct voices coming together. The collective T H E H A N D is made up of cartoonists Andy Panda, ET Russian, R. Jordan, and Sarah Rosenblatt. They are POC, white, mixed, disabled, jewish, genderqueer, pisces, and all live in the Pacific Northwest.
This 36-page black-and-white comic has a vellum cover.

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Robyn Jordan makes mini-comics, watercolor paintings, and prints. She teaches art to kids in a public school in Seattle, and often writes about teaching. From 2002-2012, she lived in NYC, and still misses the bagels. She serves on the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival board. She is a regular contributor to The Stranger, and her work has appeared in various publications and comics anthologies.

Visit Robyn Jordan website, and pick up T H E H A N D at Table 15B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Munch; Survival of the Larvae by Cara Bean

May 29, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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Munch is a 16 page minicomic about a little group of caterpillers friends. It features the title character who is a little anxious about growing up. This is a kid friendly story and fun for adults too.

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carabeanCara Bean is a Boston area cartoonist and teacher. She attends the 2014-15 program at the Sequential Artists Workshop. Her Gorilla Year series has received critical praise for tackling autobiographical issues in an innovative form. Her more lighthearted works playfully tackle heavier issues surrounding childhood.

Visit Cara’s website, and pick up Munch; Survival of the Larvae at Table 50B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: A Collection of FEELS by Ian McDuffie

May 29, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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FEELS is a webcomic about the rug pulled out from under. Or, a group of newly-minted art school freshmen. A Collection of FEELS is a starter’s guide, a best-of (so far), if you will. Meet the cast, stay the night in the dorms. The gang’s all here, in vibrant color, and morose attempts to fit in.

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The tires screech. A miniature T-Shirt flaps in the wind. Much like a snail’s trail, a wayward eyeball makes its way across the windshield. Ian McDuffie lives in Chicago, and works all the time, mostly on the comic FEELS, which you would probably like.

Visit Ian’s website, and pick up A Collection of FEELS at Table 33B June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: Don’t Try to Save Me – Part One: The Wolfman by Grant Reynolds

May 28, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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This is the first issue of an ongoing memoir series that explores the author’s turbulent past of substance abuse, as well as physical abuse. The first portion, which was initially published in Lumpen, has been re-drawn. The last two portions are comprised of new, previously unpublished material. The second issue of the series, which debuted last year, will also be available.

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Grant is a member of, and will be tabling with Trubble Club! Trubble Club has published 8 volumes of jam comics in the six years it’s been active, but its various members are additionally all active contributors to Chicago’s comics scene. We’ve tabled at all the CAKEs, as well as participated in a variety of other events, including a mural at the MCA and a jam sculpture at DePaul’s Art Museum.

Visit Trubble Club’s website, and pick up Don’t Try To Save Me at Tables 39 & 40A June 6 & 7th!

CAKE DEBUT: The Yellow Zine 6 by Roman Muradov

May 28, 2015By NeilCAKE, Debuts

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1. lists
2. Seinfeld
3. dogs
4. lists
5. pigeons
6. lisps
7. Julian Barnes’s nose
8. “arches torn midyawn”
9. lists
10. lists

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Roman Muradov is an illustrator and cartoonist from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco. His clients include the New Yorker, New York Times, Penguin, Random House, Vogue, Lucky Peach and many others. His work has been featured in the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), ADC Young Guns, American Illustration and numerous other shows. Over the last decade he’s been self-publishing his romanthology called the Yellow Zine, with issue #6 debuting at CAKE. His first graphic novella In A Sense (Lost & Found) was published in September 2014 by Nobrow Press. He likes books, tea and long aimless walks.

 

Visit Roman’s website, and pick up Yellow Zine 6 at Table 28A June 6 & 7th!