9 Days to CAKE! Check Out Our Panels and Workshops and Come to Our Saturday Night Party!

June 2, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Programming No Comments

Announcing our Panels and Workshops! As CAKE 2016 gets closer, we’re excited to announce the programming that will take place during CAKE weekend. Please visit our Panels and Workshops page to learn about all the great discussions and activities that you can attend and participate in. If you’re planning to attend, please join our Facebook event … Read More

Announcing the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Residency!

April 19, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Programming

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

1 DAY TO CAKE: Come To Our Kickoff Events Tonight!

June 5, 2015By Isabella RotmanCAKE, Comics Around Town, Programming

Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez Signing at Graham Crackers Comics, 77 E Madison St from 6-8pm CAKE Presents: Eleanor Davis, John Porcellino & Keiler Roberts panel moderated by Hillary Chute at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave at 7pm Qviet Book Release/Exhibition at Learning Machine Gallery, 3145 Morgan at 7pm Gula-Gila “CAKE Weekend Kickoff” Concert with bands featuring CAKE exhibitors, … 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

Announcing Programming and Workshops for CAKE 2015

January 23, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Programming

We’ve got some exciting plans for CAKE 2015, including programming featuring out special guests and hands-on workshops that will let attendees join in the comics-making process. Here’s what we’ve got planned: Programming A Conversation with the Hernandez Brothers – Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez discuss their work and careers in comics. Caitlin McGurk from the Billy Ireland … Read More

Help CAKE Get Bigger and Better Just By Voting Online!

January 19, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Programming

We have some exciting plans, including expanding  our programming to include workshops, and (drumroll please) streaming our programming  online with the help of Windy City Television! We’ll be announcing more information about our plans later this week (follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr to stay up to date!). Want a hint? How about a … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Saint’s Love by Krystal DiFronzo

May 26, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Programming

Caleb feels a violent faith pulsing through him. Dragging his well-meaning friend Joseph along, he attempts to become a saint by martyrdom. Full of weird pre-pubescent feelings of importance and Catholic guilt. Krystal DiFronzo is a cold weather baby from the Midwest. She creates dreamy quilts, weavings, prints and comics. Her work has been printed … Read More

Brain Trubble Kicks Off the Weekend for CAKE!

June 14, 2012By NeilCAKE, Programming

You may have heard CAKE is this weekend, and you are invited to the opening night soirée! Get pumped, and settle in for an intense comics convention by attending this intense comics performance, brought to you by Trubble Club and Brain Frame. Trubble Club will interpret a number of comics from the Trubble Club oeuvre, … Read More