Announcing Chicago Alternative Comics Expo June 16 & 17 2012


Save the date! We are excited to announce the debut of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (or “CAKE” for short) in the summer of 2012! Taking place June 16th and 17th at Columbia College’s Ludington Building, CAKE is focused on celebrating independent and alternative comics of all stripes.The festival plans to feature over 100 exhibitors along with a two-day program of signings, panels, workshops and lectures. With Chicago’s long legacy as a stronghold for underground and alternative comics, the Windy City is an ideal locale to showcase some of the most wild, weird and wonderful contemporary comics talent.Later this month we’ll be unveiling our website ( and publicity images designed by Laura Park. Potential exhibitors can look for our show application and guidelines to be available around Halloween and we’ll be periodically announcing special guests and events as CAKE draws closer.Until then: make your travel plans, draw that new comic you were thinking of, and try to contain your eager anticipation! See you next summer!CAKE: The Chicago Alternative Comics ExpoSaturday June 16th and Sunday, June 17th, 2012Columbia College’s Ludington Building1104 S Wabash, 1st and 8th floorsChicago, IL 60605www.CAKEchicago.comcakexpo[at]