CAKE DEBUT: Monkey Chef by Mike Freiheit

June 5, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

In 2010, Mike Freiheit lived in South Africa and worked at a primate sanctuary. For nine months he fed humans dinner, chopped fruit for monkeys, and dealt with the day to day life of a primate care taker. This is the first volume of stories about his adventures. Mike Freiheit makes comics for no money … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Backyard by Sam Alden

June 5, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Backyard is a comic about housemates in New Orleans. The housemates are vegans and anarchists and community organizers, and the story follows them through a humid summer of small dramas and petty arguments; meanwhile, almost unnoticed, their friend Molly is living in the backyard and slowly turning into a feral dog. 24 pages, published by … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Sky in Stereo #2 by Mardou

June 4, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Sky in Stereo #2 is the second issue of the critically-acclaimed self-published comic series by cartoonist, Mardou, and now published by Oakland-based publisher, Yam Books. This issue continues the story of Iris, a young woman turning eighteen, slowly losing her tenuous grip on her world of burger-flipping, drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll. Mardou is from … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Victus by Tyrell Cannon

June 4, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

In a timeless city, a young thief named Isaac struggles to connect with a beautiful girl. The bartering inhabitants are challenged by the public speeches of a great thinker, while a mysterious man constructs a machine powered by stolen religious relics. Victus is a deus-scientia fiction comic that explores both the purity and corruption of … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Towerkind #2 from Friendship Edition

June 3, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

The second in the monthly subscription comic TOWERKIND, this book follows Mose as he recovers from Tyson’s megalomaniacal heckling. A Toronto based collective of illustrators, cartoonists and zinesters. Represented in Chicago by Kat Verhoeven (Towerkind, Meat&Bone) and Gillian Blekkenhorst (Scared of Skin Sack, Cuddlegeddon), we’ll have many books including the lusciously illustrated H.P.Lovecraft and Sailor … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Fire Messenger #3 by Penina Gal

June 3, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

The Fire Messenger is a kids’ fantasy comic by Penina Gal, featuring parallel worlds, magic, creepy institutions, and a mysterious conspiracy to unravel. The third chapter is debuting at CAKE! Penina Gal is an East coaster who floated out to Bloomington, IN. She co-edited the Werewolf! anthology, draws comics about kids and parallel worlds, paints … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Strong Eye Contact by Christopher Adams

June 2, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

In Christopher Adams’ Strong Eye Contact, the reader is led through a kaleidoscope of crystalline memory fragments. These fragments coalesce into one narrative track, guided by a quixotic, Buster Keaton-like figure. As this unnamed figure tries, with limited success, to be a typical American: using consumer products, failed vacations, fabricated family life, he also attempts … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Inhaling the Sun by Kira Mardikes

June 2, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors

Follow the wandering path of Jay, as ELF raccoons overtake his cabin and he’s forced into the woods and back to his roots amongst the characters of Oregon’s seedy diners and Chinatown. Heal all, cure all! Comix reeking of whimsy and indigestible as real life 😉 54 pages, b&w on newsprint by Kira Mardikes Kira … Read More