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Offsite & More: CAKE Kick Off Events & Tabling Exhibition

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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!

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

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

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