CAKE 2016 Special Guest Announcement: Patrick Kyle!

CAKE is excited to announce our next special guest for 2016: Patrick Kyle!Patrick Kyle BooksPatrick 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 Here will be published by Koyama Press in May 2016. He is the Co-editor of Wowee Zonk, an anthology that focuses on avant garde and non-traditional comics. His comics can be read online at What Things Do and Vice. For more information, please visit Patrick's website or follow him on Twitter.

Have You Applied to CAKE 2016?

CAKE's 2016 application is currently open to the public. To apply, please head to The application period is open until November 30; we encourage you to take your time and put together a strong application. CAKE 2016 will take place June 11 & 12 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Avenue. Please help us spread the word, and we look forward to an exciting 5th annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo!The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists—past, present, and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue among independent artists, small presses, publishers, and readers.