CAKE 2017 Special Guest Announcement: Ben Passmore!

March 21, 2017By Matt BradyCAKE, Special Guests No Comments

CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2017: Ben Passmore! Ben Passmore lives in New Orleans where he is constantly creating quality comics, including Your Black Friend, which looks at race in the modern United States, and DAYGLOAYHOLE, a “psychedelic post-apocalyptic adventure comic about misanthropy, old punks, gentrification, TV faced monsters, anarchism, … Read More

Announcing the CAKE 2016 Exhibitor List!

March 28, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Exhibitors, Special Guests

CAKE is pleased to announce our exhibitor list for the fifth annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. You can see the full list, which includes special guests, comics companies and distributors, and all of the artists who will be exhibiting, here: http://www.cakechicago.com/2016-expo/guest-exhibitor-list/ The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich … Read More

CAKE 2016 Special Guest Announcement: Leslie Stein!

November 30, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Special Guests

CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Leslie Stein! Leslie Stein is a cartoonist and musician living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the comic book series Eye of the Majestic Creature, as well as the author of Bright-Eyed at Midnight, a collection of diary comics, both published by Fantagraphics Books. She … Read More

CAKE 2016 Special Guest Announcement: Laura Park!

November 28, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Special Guests

CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Laura Park! Laura Park is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Chicago. Her work has appeared in the Best American Comics, Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Vice magazine, and Saveur.com. She is the illustrator for two middle-grade kids’ book series written by James Patterson, Middle School and I … Read More

CAKE 2016 Special Guest Announcement: Patrick Kyle!

November 24, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Special Guests

CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Patrick Kyle! Patrick Kyle is a cartoonist from Toronto, Canada. His self-published comic book series Black Mass was nominated in the best emerging talent category in the 2012 Doug Wright Awards and the Outstanding Series Category in the 2012 Ignatz Awards. His book Don’t Come in … Read More

CAKE 2016 Special Guest Announcement: Sammy Harkham!

November 19, 2015By Matt BradyCAKE, Special Guests

CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Sammy Harkham! After being inspired by the work of Jamie Hewlett, Dan Clowes, Kim Deitch, Renee French, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet and Jim Woodring, Sammy Harkham started making his own comics and a zine, Kramers Ergot, which has evolved into one of the most highly influential … Read More