Want to Help CAKE Out? Come Join Us for Pizza and Find Out How!

May 13, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE

Hello friends! CAKE is looking for help for this year’s festival. Want to help us put up some posters in your neighborhood? Maybe drop off some postcards at your local coffee shop? We could also use your help during the festival weekend as well! We always need strong arms to assist us with putting up tables, handing … Read More

Announcing the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Residency!

April 19, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE, Debuts, Exhibitors, Programming

CAKE and Transit are excited to announce the Artists in Residence for the 2016 CHIPRC Inbound Residency! Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil are illustrators/comics artists currently based in Melbourne, Australia. They will collaborate on a Risograph-printed comic that they will begin under Sarah’s Risograph imprint, Room Press, and complete it during their Chicago residency. The end result will be available at this year’s … 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 Events: Fourth Annual Art Auction Fundraiser

March 14, 2016By Matt BradyBenefit, CAKE

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will be holding its 4th annual art auction fundraiser at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 8th, at the The Hideout Inn, located at 1354 W Wabansia Ave. The event will be hosted by intermedia artist Lyra Hill. The event will feature live and silent auctions of over 20 pieces of art by past … Read More

Applications Launch for 2nd Annual Artist Residency

January 11, 2016By Matt BradyCAKE

CAKE is proud to announce our continuing partnership with Transit Residency and Chicago Publishers Resource Center (ChiPRC) as applications open for the second annual inbound comics artist residency! Transit Residency is looking for non-Chicago-based cartoonists and zinesters to apply for a chance to spend the 2 weeks leading up to CAKE (May 29 – June 12) creating work … 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