It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! We Told You So, the book celebrating our 40th anniversary is here and ready to read and enjoy on your tablets. In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics can now be enjoyed by an adult readership and are…
Saturday, April 25th
Chicago, IL – A strong comics community exists in Chicago, and for the third year in a row it’s banding together again for the annual fundraiser to support CAKE or, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. This year features a delicious lineup of artists auctioning off original works during a silent and live bidding, with all proceeds going to this year’s CAKE.
Doors at No Nation open at 7 PM, and the show begins at 8 with performances by John Porcellino, Sarah Heymann, Ben Marcus and auctioneer Lyra Hill. There’ll also be music by El is a Sound of Joy. Admission starts with a $5 suggestion, but a full $20 donation will enter the individual into a raffle for prizes from Bred Press, Graham Crackers, Quimby’s and Spudnik Press!
(Lilli Carre and Lane Milburn)
All the proceeds from the auction go right back into the event, making it possible for the organization to bring out special guests and create programming and workshops. This years special guests include Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Eleanor Davis, and Dash Shaw.
CAKE takes places June 6th-7th, and this FREE show is open to the public from 11 AM-6 PM. More details about Fantagraphics at CAKE to come! In the meantime, consider making a stop at CAKE Bake this Saturday, and get loaded up on excellent art treats that’ll satisfy more than just a sweet tooth.
CAKE 2015 in Chicago sent out their final list of special guests and exhibiters today and we CANNOT wait! We are, as usual, blown away but the number of specials guests at conventions who have Fantagraphics books and comics out. Behold, …