Cake 2015 Special Guest Announcement: Lale Westvind!

November 3, 2014By Matt BradyCAKE, Special Guests

We’re excited to announce another special guest for CAKE 2015: Lale Westvind! Lale is an exciting and prolific cartoonist and self-publisher working in New York City, regularly releasing issues of several ongoing series, including Hyperspeed to Nowhere, Express Less, and Go Now & Stay Here, along with other “one-shot” comics. Her comic Hot Dog Beach … Read More

Eleanor Davis is a Special Guest for CAKE 2015!

October 23, 2014By NeilCAKE, Special Guests

We’re excited to announce our first special guest for CAKE 2015: Eleanor Davis! Eleanor is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, Drew Weing. Her collection of short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, was published in 2014 by Fantagraphics Books. She has also created two comics for kids … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: CS by Inés Estrada

May 23, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Special Guests

CS is a story about the primitive urge of wanting to feel connected, trascending the microscopic to the macroscopic. 16 pages, printed in risograph with green and neon pink. Published by Sacred Prism Inés Estrada is a cartoonist and sort of a nomad. She is the editor of the comics section of Vice Mexico and … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Traducciones by Inés Estrada

May 22, 2014By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Special Guests

A story tangled in symbols about a translator who works from home and her experiences with long distance romance, sex, interpretations, friends and having fun in this pointless void we call living. Published by Ediciones Valientes Inés Estrada is a cartoonist and sort of a nomad. She is the editor of the comics section of … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

May 30, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Special Guests

TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly … Read More

CAKE DEBUT: Lose #5 by Michael DeForge

May 28, 2013By NeilCAKE, Debuts, Special Guests

This issue of Lose houses three self-contained stories: “Living Outdoors” tracks two high school students as they explore a zoo and experiment with hallucinogens. “Muskoka” is the story of a cowboy on the road home to see his family. “Recent Hires” follows a young author’s descent into the criminal underworld in order to win the … Read More

Special Guest Announcement: Chris Ware

May 2, 2013By NeilCAKE, Special Guests

We are thrilled to announce Chris Ware will be a special guest at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, June 15 & 16 2013! As part of our programming, Roctober’s Jake Austen will host Chris Ware in conversation to talk about Ware’s career and his connection to Chicago and its living comics history. Chris Ware is … Read More

Special Guest Announcement: Deb Sokolow

April 25, 2013By NeilCAKE, Special Guests

We are so excited to announce Deb Sokolow will be a special guest at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, June 15 & 16 2013! Deb Sokolow’s art combines a penchant for drawing diagrams with an outsider’s cautiously curious view of the world around her. Overheard conversations, observed facts, suspicions and guesswork accumulate in a fractured … Read More

Special Guest Announcement: Kim Deitch!

March 4, 2013By NeilCAKE, Special Guests

We couldn’t be more excited to announce Kim Deitch will be a special guest at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, June 15 & 16 2013! Kim Deitch has a reserved place at the first table of underground cartoonists. The son of UPA and Terrytoons animator Gene Deitch, Kim was born in 1944 and grew up … Read More