We want to highlight the talented local comics artists who are exhibiting with us at CAKE on June 10 & 11th. Every year, CAKE Organizers invite a few artists to be Special Guests. Special Guests are featured during CAKE programming, and are a draw for attendees. This year three of our nine Special Guests are … Read More
Zine Craft / Spell Cast with Alyssa Berg Join Brooklyn-based comic-book artist Alyssa Berg for a workshop that is part zine crafting and part spell casting. Berg, whose ALPENGLOW won the Comics Workbook 2015 Composition Competition, will lead participants in creating a magic minizine through writing and drawing rituals. After considering the zine as a … Read More
Panter²: Gary and Olive Panter in conversation Texas-born cartoonist, illustrator, painter, designer, and musician Gary Panter is a child of the 1950s who blossomed under the grow-lamp glare of the psychedelic ’60s, survived underground during the ’70s, and finally made his mark on mainstream culture in the ’80s as head set designer for the TV … Read More
CAKE is excited to welcome Gabrielle Belle as a 2017 special guest! Bell’s latest work, Everything is Flammable (Uncivilized Books), will be debuting at the show. She will also be featured on the panel “Comics is a Way of Thinking” on Sunday, June 11th, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
CAKE is excited to welcome Witchlight creator Jessi Zabarsky as a 2017 special guest! Be sure to check out Jessi’s workshop, Visual Recipes: The Art of Instructional Comics on Sunday, June 11th from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Maximalism Panel Jesse Jacobs, Ron Regé, Jr, Lale Westvind, and Marnie Galloway address different subject matter in their books, but their work expresses a similar horror vacui: all fill the entirety of their pages with intricate detail. And although nature may abhor a vacuum, comics is often described as a combination of poetry and graphic … Read More
Professional FUNdamentals Workshop Do you have a project you’ve been waiting to get off the ground? Do you have friends, colleagues, coworkers, and family members who are your superfans? What does it take to turn that passion for your work into profit? Hear from creators Kevin Budnik and C. Spike Trotman about their experiences in successfully supporting … Read More
We are excited to have Emil Ferris at CAKE tabling for the first time! Her amazing book, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, is a super hit, entering its second printing from Fantagraphics!
CAKE is excited to welcome Kevin Budnik as a special guest! Check out Kevin’s excellent daily diary comics and books at his website, or maybe check out his instagram.
CAKE and Transit are excited to announce the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Inbound Residency! Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil are illustrators/comics artists currently based in Melbourne, Australia. They will collaborate on a Risograph-printed comic that they will begin under Sarah’s Risograph imprint, Room Press, and complete it during their Chicago residency. The end result will be available at this year’s … Read More