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Offsite & More: CAKE Kick Off Events & Tabling Exhibition …AND a QUIMBY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY PANEL!

Jun
10
12:00 am

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Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor The [CAKE], 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 amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers. The Fifth Annual CAKE tabling exhibition will take place on June 11th-12th at the Center on Halsted (more info below). Special guests include Chester Brown, Tyrell Cannon, Ezra Clayton Daniels, Sammy Harkham, Cathy G Johnson, Patrick Kyle, Laura Park, Trina Robbins, and Leslie Stein.

 There are all sorts of awesome CAKE-related things happening that weekend in other places that weekend too! Here are just a few:

Thurs, June 9th, 7pm  David Alvarado & Tyrell Cannon at Sulzer Library at  4455 N. Lincoln Ave (NOT at Quimby’s)

Fri, June 10th, noon-1:30pm Chester Brown at Graham Crackers Comics Downtown77 E Madison St. (NOT at Quimby’s) He’ll be signing and discussing his new graphic novel Mary Wept at the Foot of Jesus.

Fri, June 10th, 7pm YES, THIS IS AT QUIMBY’S: CAKE Presents Kramer’s Ergot 9 Signing, with Sammy Harkham, Andy Burkholder, Anya Davidson, Kevin Huizenga, Patrick Kyle, John Pham, and Lale Westvind. This event is also sponsored by Revolution Brewery, and will have refreshments provided while supplies last!

Sat, June 11th & Sun, June 12th 11am-6pm Tabling exhibition at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave.  (NOT at Quimby’s) Workshops and panels and all that fun stuff! 

AND OH!!! Don’t miss the Quimby’s 25th Anniversary Panel at CAKE!

11:30–12:30 A 25th Anniversary Celebration of Quimby’s! 

All Panels are located on the 3rd Floor Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted

Ok, so a lot of things happened in 1991: with George H. W. Bush still in office, the Gulf War came to an end, the indie comics scene was still recovering from the so-called “black and white implosion,” Superman had about a year left to live, and Nirvana released Nevermind. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Steven Svymbersky opened a little shop on Damen Avenue that, he said, would “carry every cool—bizarre—strange—dope—queer—surreal—weird publication ever written and published,” a place where you could discover, he added, “something you never even knew could exist.” A quarter of a century later, Quimby’s, stuffed with comics and zines and poetry and novels and magazines and newspapers and other paper things that don’t even have a name yet, remains one of the premier bookshops in North America. Jake Austen, editor and publisher of the legendary Chicago music and comics zine Roctober, will moderate a conversation with zinemaker Liz Mason and cartoonists Gabby Schulz (a.k.a. Ken Dahl) and CAKE Special Guest Laura Park (Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream) about the history of Quimby’s and its legacy of strangeness and delight. Who’s bringing the cake? This panel is sponsored by The Center for Cartoon Studies.

For more info about CAKE: cakechicago.com & Max Morris cakeexpo(at)gmail(dot)com.

This year’s banner by Chicago’s own Krystal DiFronzo.

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo presents Kramers Ergot 9 Signing 6/10

Jun
10
7:00 pm

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CAKE is excited to present a signing event for Kramers Ergot 9, with CAKE Special Guest Sammy Harkham. Joining the signing will be contributors Andy Burkholder, Anya Davidson, Kevin Huizenga, Patrick Kyle, John Pham, and Lale Westvind.

  “I think this is the best issue yet and I couldn’t be happier doing it with any other publisher. Fantagraphics is the place where the best of the low brow and the literary strands of comics are equally represented and cherished on their own terms, and that’s something I have always strived for with Kramers, as well. So it’s a great fit.” – Sammy Harkam

Since Kramers Ergot ‘s inception in 2000, it has introduced new talents and solidified aesthetics; each volume is an of-the-moment, state-of-the-medium manifesto. This anthology has always been a reflection of creator/editor Sammy Harkham’s comics passions, both past and future. Kramers Ergot 9 gathers many of the best and brightest together in one giant, oversized collection.

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE], 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 amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers. The Fifth Annual CAKE will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. in Chicago. For more info about CAKE: cakechicago.com & Max Morris cakeexpo(at)gmail(dot)com.

This event is sponsored by Revolution Brewery, and will have refreshments provided while supplies last.

Friday, June 10th, 7pm – Free Event

Click here to see the Facebook event to invite your friends!

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Announcing the 2nd Annual TRANSIT Residency for CAKE 2016!

As per a CAKE e-mail!:

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CAKE is proud to announce our continuing partnership with Transit Residency and Chicago Public Resources 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 at the beautiful ChiPRC studio/workspace. The winner of this juried residency is awarded a stipend of $1000 to help cover travel and lodging expenses. They will also receive a free table space at CAKE as well as integration into programming at CAKE 2016!

Last year Transit and ChiPRC hosted Ignatz nominee and Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner Roman Muradov, who wrote about his experience here for the Transit blog. We hope all of our out of town exhibitors, friends, and visitors will apply! For more information, please follow this link.

The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. If you have any questions about the residency, please contact Meredith Winer at meredith@transitresidency.org.

CAKE Chicago Alternative Comics Expo & CAKE Satellite Events Thurs-Sun, 6/4-6/7

Jun ’15
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6:00 pm

If you haven’t been living under a rock then you know CAKE is this weekend. Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor. The tabling exhibition is at The Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted Ave) 6/6 & 6/7, but did you know there are other CAKE-related events going on around town? Here was a most recent missive from the folks at CAKE HQ that we thought it helpful to repost here!

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is this Saturday and Sunday, June 6 & 7! We can’t wait! Before the weekend get’s started, we wanted to share some more information about the exciting weekend ahead.

1Signings

For information about signings for Special Guests, Publishers, and CAKE poster artist Ivan Brunetti, visit www.cakechicago.com/2015-expo/signing-schedules

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Satellite Events

Thursday, June 4:

Visiting Artist Lecture: Dash Shaw at the DePaul School of Cinematic Arts, 14 E Jackson Blvd #LL105 at 6pm

How to Draw Comics The Ladydrawers’ Way featuring Femicomix Finland at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St at 6pm

Comic Reading at the Archer Ballroom 3012 S. Archer Ave 3rd floor at 7PM featuring readings by Lale Westvind, Blaise Larmee, Anna Haifisch, Andy Burkholder, Sarah Ferrick, Lane Milburn, Gina Wynbrandt, Krystal DiFronzo, Paul Nudd, and David Alvarado. Hosted by Nick Jackson.

 

Friday, June 5:

Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez Signing at Graham Crackers Comics, 77 E Madison St from 6-8pm

CAKE Presents: Eleanor Davis, John Porcellino & Keiler Roberts panel moderated by Hillary Chute at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave at 7pm

Andy Burkholder’s Qviet Book Release/Exhibition at Learning Machine Gallery, 3145 Morgan at 7pm

CAKE Weekend Kickoff Concert, featuring CAKE exhibitors sound projects, 3012 S. Archer Ave 3rd floor at 8PM

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Saturday, June 6:

CAKE is hosting two Saturday after parties in the same building!

Enter through the 4th floor entrance for both parties, a $5 donation supports the bands & the Observatory, an independently run music space.

8pm – late The Observatory, 3036 N. Lincoln, 4th floor. CAKE will be hosting a night of musical performances after the first day of exhibition. Bring some cash, there will be a bar. Performers include: Ambergris featuring Matt Thurber, Traducer featuring Lane Milburn, Pet Theories featuring Brian Cremins, and Naff Whiff featuring Eddy Rivera.

8pm – midnight: 3036 N Lincoln, 3rd floor. For exhibitors looking for a quiet place to meet up, join us on the 3rd floor (below The Observatory) for a Drink & Draw sponsored by Print Ninja. Snacks will be provided by CAKE; BYOB, or purchase drinks at The Observatory and bring them downstairs to the drink & draw. To get to the Drink & Draw space, go to the 4th floor after party and go down the back stairwell to the 3rd floor (the same stairwell that allows rooftop access).

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CAKE Minicomic Incentive Punchcard

We are so excited to have our punchcard incentive back this year- As if buying mini comics wasn’t reward enough!

When you buy a mini-comic you support a fantastic self-publishing artist! We will be handing out incentive punchcards to all of our exhibitors at the beginning of the day Saturday.

Spend $8- $15- Get a free CAKE 2015 poster!

Spend $15- $25- Get a free CAKE 2015 poster, and an assortment of 5 1-inch CAKE buttons, provided by CAKE sponsor Busy Beaver Buttons!

Spend over $25- Get an assortment of 5 1-inch CAKE buttons, and a CAKE 2015 screenprinted poster printed by Steve Walters of Screwball Press!

Thank you Mike Freiheit for the wonderful punchcard design!

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.For more info: cakechicago.com

CAKE Announces Programming Lineup

632f19d5-df40-4ba1-8731-07d0edd3f490The 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. The programming that will accompany the tabling has been announced. All panels take place at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre on the third floor of the Center on Halsted. All workshops take place in the board room on the second floor of the Center on Halsted.

For detailed information about our programming, please visit cakechicago.com and cakechicago.com/2015-expo/workshops/

Saturday

Panels

11:30am – 12:30pm The Golden Age(s) of Comics- Jillian Tamaki, Dash Shaw, and Sam Sharpe, moderated by Gene Kannenberg, Jr. This panel and Jillian Tamaki’s appearance are sponsored by Print Ninja. Dash Shaw appears courtesy of the DePaul School of Cinematic Arts.
1:00 – 2:00pm What I Do Is Secret- Zak Sally and Mickey Zacchilli, moderated by Jake Austen. This panel is sponsored by The Center for Cartoon Studies.

3:00 – 4:00pm Comic Books and Speculative Fiction- Eleanor Davis, Lale Westvind, and Tom Kaczynski moderated by Ytasha Womack. Lale Westvind appears courtesy of Busy Beaver Button Company.

Workshops

11:30am – 12:00pm Where Do You (Yes,You) Get Your Ideas From?- with ChiPRC/Transit Residency Artist Roman Muradov

12:30 – 1:30pm From Panels to Pixels: Making Comics Look Great on Digital Devices- with Beck Kramer

2:00 – 3:00pm Jaime Hernandez Inks Live! in conversation with Tom Spurgeon

3:15 – 4:00pm ChiPRC presents:The Doodle Dash- drawing competion with judges Johnny Misfit, Zak Sally and  Corinne Mucha.

Sunday

Panels

11:30am – 12:30pm A Conversation with the Hernandez Brothers- with Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez, moderated by Caitlin McGurk. This panel is sponsored by Comix Revolution. The Hernandez Brothers appear courtesy of Graham Crackers Comics and Fantagraphics Books.

1:00 – 2:00pm The Honest Truth- Derf Backderf, Sarah Becan, and Keiler Roberts, moderated by Amy Peltz. Keiler Roberts appears courtesy of First Aid Comics.

2:30 – 4:00pm Eyeworks- curated by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, Q&A after the screening with Dash Shaw, Lale Westvind, Scott Roberts, and Jenna Caravello. This panel is sponsored by the DePaul School of Cinematic Arts.

Workshops

11:30am – 12:30pm Printmaking for All Ages- with Anya Davidson This workshop is sponsored by Spudnik Press.

1:00 – 2:00pm Infinite Corpse Jam Comics- with Jeremy Tinder and Aaron Renier. This workshop is sponsored by Rotofugi.

2:30 – 3:45pm The Regionalism Experiment with Ben Passmore, Leigh Luna, Isabella Rotman, Anuj Shrestha, and Mickey Zacchilli, moderated by Brian Cremins and Amara Leipzig.