CAKE 2015 Special Guest Announcement: Dash Shaw!


CAKE is excited to announce that Dash Shaw will be a Special Guest for CAKE 2015. Dash is a cartoonist and animator whose last graphic novel, Doctors, about doctors who enter deceased people's afterlives to bring them back from the dead, came out recently from Fantagraphics Books. His previous book New School, about two brothers on an island where an amusement park is under construction, was named one of the best books of 2013 by NPR. His other recent comics include Cosplayers, 3 New Stories, BodyWorld and Bottomless Belly Button. His animated works include the Sigur Ros video "Seraph", "Wheel of Fortune", and the IFC series The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD. He's currently a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library. You can learn more about Dash at his website, on Twitter, and on Tumblr.


Dash has been producing fascinating, innovative comics for years, and CAKE’s organizers are thrilled to welcome him to the show. Dash’s comics and animations are full of innovative ideas and artistic styles, and his ability to incorporate relatable human emotion alongside the rampant weirdness is an ability that is near-unparalleled. We’re excited to bring him to Chicago for CAKE 2015, and we can’t wait to see what amazing work he continues to produce.


The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. Applications for CAKE 2015 exhibitors are now open: The deadline for applying is December 15, 2014. If you have any questions about CAKE, please contact us at