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On & Off-Site: {CAKE} The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo 6/15-6/16

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Quimby’s is proud to help sponsor The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE], which 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 amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Special guests this year include Collective Stench, Michael DeForge, Kim Deitch, Phoebe Gloeckner, Oily Comics, Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Jason Shiga and more!

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)
Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2013
11 am – 6pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
FREE and open to the public!
http://cakechicago.com

Don’t miss other things going on ON THE 14th though, around the city! We’re particularly excited about DERF (My Friend Dahmer, The City) being at Quimby’s on Friday, June 14th at 9pm as well as a Comic Art Battle led by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul, The Changers)!

Also find CAKE on twitterfacebook, and tumblr.

CAKE 2013 Exhibitor Application Now Open

As per cakechicago.com:

CHICAGO ALTERNATIVE COMICS EXPO 2013 EXHIBITOR APPLICATION NOW OPEN
All Interested Independent and Alternative Comic Artists and Publishers Encouraged to Apply

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) exhibitor application is available at www.cakechicago.com. All interested independent and alternative comic artists and publishers are encouraged to apply. The deadline for registration is January 1, 2013.

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 amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

In June 2012, Chicago hosted its first alternative comics expo in over 16 years. Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) gathered 200 local, national, and international artists and publishers and more than 800 attendees for a weekend of book debuts, conversation, and art exhibition. Following its debut show, CAKE organizers began working on CAKE 2013, taking into consideration feedback provided by attendees and exhibitors alike.

CAKE will continue as a two-day curated event that is free to the public, at a new location at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago, scheduled for the weekend of June 15-16, 2013. Mark your calendars now!

CAKE is a curated show, alternative comics creators of all experience level are strongly encouraged to apply within the eight-week window between November 12, 2012 and January 1, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by a jury consisting of CAKE organizers and auxiliary committee members. Terms, conditions, and submission instructions provided in the application form should clarify any questions. Any further inquiries should be directed to cakexpo@gmail.com.

Good-bye, Logan!

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Logan’s last day at Quimby’s was yesterday. We wish him the best of luck in his travels!