CAKE DEBUT: Daniel Clowes Reader from Fantagraphics

May 30, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

This landmark collection features ten of Daniel Clowes’s most influential graphic narratives, along with interviews in which he talks about his career and creative process, and twelve thought-provoking essays by contemporary scholars and critics. A wide-ranging introduction to the work of one of the most important living cartoonists, The Daniel Clowes Reader features Ghost World, … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Great Moments In Western Civilization Cooperative In The Beginning by Caitlin Cass

May 29, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

The Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative collects five years of canonical failure and heartache into a single volume. This book includes selections from the Cooperative’s monthly print periodical and internet gag cartoons. Its good ole fashioned folklore is guaranteed to bring you comfort as you revel in the missteps of our Great Western forefathers. … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt

May 29, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

“For years I’ve encountered Lisa Hanawalt’s comics and illustrations piecemeal — in various magazines and periodicals. They’re always a pleasant jolt. Now, they’ve been assembled into one thick, blazing bludgeon. I envy you getting walloped by them all for the first time. This is a Hanawalt assault. Succumb.”–Patton Oswalt My Dirty Dumb Eyes introduces Lisa … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: El Gallo de la Muerte by Odin Cabal

May 28, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

After a botching an assassination attempt cartel hit-man Dei is exiled to Kenosha, Wisconsin were he finds himself in the middle of the domestic problems of his new neighborhood. Midwestrn Cuban Comics is an on going series which features stories based mainly in the Midwest staring mainly Latinos. Visit Odin’s website, and pick up El … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Snack Pak #1 by Rob Kirby

May 27, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Snack Pak #1 is a new collection of autobiographical vignettes and diary comics from the creator of Curbside, Boy Trouble, and the Ignatz nominated THREE. “Kirby’s the kind of artist who can do just about any type of storytelling, and minis like this are clearly a way for him to stay nimble and loose while … Read More

The CAKE 2013 Application is CLOSED!

January 8, 2013By NeilCAKE, Exhibitors

We have officially closed our application for 2013. Thanks so much to the nearly 350 individual comics makers, small press publishers, collectives and distros who applied this year! Now comes the difficult part, the jurying process. Our jury will be composed of members of the Chicago alternative comics community who are volunteering their time to … Read More

Lale Westvind’s paintings

October 8, 2012By GraceCAKE, Exhibitors

While mindlessly surfing the Internet, I am always pleased to come across familiar names and faces. My dreary Monday took a pleasant turn when I found myself looking at paintings by Lale Westvind, who debuted Hot Dog Beach #2 at CAKE this past June (and won Promising New Talent at SPX 2012 — congrats!). There … Read More

Table Assignments for CAKE 2012!

May 5, 2012By NeilCAKE, Exhibitors

Visit our Guests & Exhibitors page to view the table assignments for CAKE! Now you can plan your visit to your favorite comics artists ahead of time. We spent hours arranging exhibitors, hoping to compliment our guests and exhibitors with their neighbors. CAKE is a free event, and is open to the public on Saturday … Read More