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Offsite: CAKE – The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, First Weekend in June

Jun
2
11:00 am

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to co-sponsor the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [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.

Don’t miss the opening night of CAKE with a kick-off party here at Quimby’s on Fri, June 1st at 7pm, featuring an Uncivilized Books Showcase. The tabling exhibition on Sat, June 2nd and Sun, June 3rd at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted Ave) from 11-6, with panels, workshops and more!

Special Guests include:
Tony Breed
Eddie Campbell
Nick Drnaso
Nicole Hollander
Audrey Niffenegger
Mimi Pond
Fiona Smyth
Carol Tyler
Georgia Webber
Jim Woodring
Gina Wynbrandt
Bianca Xunise

For more info about exhibitors and the programming of the events, see cakechicago.com.

CAKE art by Johnny Sampson.

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) Kick-off at Quimby’s: 5 Cartoonists 1 City: Minneapolis Showcase

Jun
1
7:00 pm

 

This year’s CAKE Kick-off event is a spotlight on one of the Midwest’s greatest comics presses, Uncivilized Books. Come to hear Zak Sally read from his new memoir book cataloguing the 80’s & 90’s music scene! Tom Kaczynski read new comics on immigration & nostalgia! M.S. Harkness will read from Tinderella, an autobiographical comic about online dating, living poor and being a dumb 20-something! Jenny Schmid read White Supremacists are Human Farts, a comic created with her 10 year old adopted daughter! Tim Sievert read from The Clandestinauts, his new comic based on RPG campaigns, a queasy mix of violent and clever, flying by the seat of your pants storytelling!

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (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.

For more info:

cakechicago.com

uncivilizedbooks.com

zaksally.com

tomkaczynski.com

M.S. Harkess

jennyschmid.com

timsievert.com

Friday, June 1, 2018, 7pm – Free Event

Facebook Event Invite For This Event.

 

 

 

Quimby’s Welcomes R. Sikoryak In Conversation with Charles C. Valauskas 7/11

Jul ’17
11
7:00 pm

In the new graphic novel Terms & Conditions (Drawn & Quarterly), R. Sikoryak tackles the monstrously and infamously dense legal document, iTunes Terms and Conditions, the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads.  In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder and legendary visionary Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beatle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets or Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.

“Mischievous, pastiche-heavy artist Robert Sikoryak…upped the difficulty level for his long-term conceptual project: Instead of abridging a book, he lifted the complete text of Apple’s mind-numbing corporate boilerplate, which users must agree to before accessing iTunes, and mashed it up with art invoking more than a century of comics.”—New York Times

R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg. For more info: rsikoryak.com

Charles C. Valauskas is legal counsel to domestic and foreign companies, new ventures, and universities and research foundations. Mr. Valauskas speaks on a regular basis throughout the world on technological and intellectual property topics. He has appeared in articles published in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the ABA Journal, and Food & WineFor more info: vciplaw.com/biographies

For more info about this event, contact JULIA POHL-MIRANDA and SRUTI ISLAM publicity(at)drawnandquarterly(dot)com

Tuesday, July 11, 7pm – Free Event

Here’s the Facebook Event Invite.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). For more info: cakechicago.com.

Chicago Alternative Comics (CAKE) Kick-off with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley and C. Spike Trotman on 6/9

Jun ’17
9
7:00 pm

Quimby’s welcomes Gabrielle Bell, Lucy Knisley, Emil Ferris and C. Spike Trotman as read their recent work as a kick-off for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). This event is at Quimby’s on June 9th at 7pm, but the tabling exhibition happens June 10th & 11th at the Center on Halsted.

CAKE is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alter- native 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.

Gabrielle Bell was born in London, England and raised in California. She is the author of six books, including The Voyeurs, Truth is Fragmentary and most recently, Everything is Flammable. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Emil Ferris is the author of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters – Part 1 (Fantagraphics). She is also a painter, writer, illustrator and sculptor for the toy industry.

Lucy Knisley is an award-winning comic artist and author who specializes in personal, confessional comics that deal with memory, travel, family and traditions. Her latest graphic novel, Something New; Tales from a Makeshift Bride, deals with her struggle to modernize and equalize her wedding, and the meaning behind many matrimonial traditions.

Spike was born in DC, grew up in MD, and lives in IL, with a dog and a man. She’s the founder of Iron Circus Comics, responsible for strange and amazing books such Poorcraft, the Smut Peddler series and more.

For more info: cakechicago.com

Invite your friends with the Facebook Event Invite for this event here!

Offsite: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) June 10th & 11th, 2017 – Tabling Exhibition at Center On Halsted

Jun ’17
10
10:00 am

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (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 among independent artists, small presses, publishers, and readers. The sixth annual CAKE will take place Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted Avenue in Chicago.

2017 Special Guests include: Ron Regé, Jr. (The Cartoon Utopia), Jesse Jacobs (Safari Honeymoon), C. “Spike” Trotman (Iron Circus), Jessi Zabarsky (Witchlight), Gary Panter (Jimbo), Kevin Budnik (Handbook), Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters), Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend), Gabrielle Bell (Everything is Flammable)!

The event is free to attend. Please visit cakechicago.com for more information. For any questions about CAKE, please email cakexpo@gmail.com.

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Banner by Chicago’s own Anya Davidson.

Info about the CAKE kick off event at Quimby’s on Fri the 9th here!

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