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

Jun ’17
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

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French Milk author Lucy Knisley

Oct ’08
7:00 pm

Join Chicagoan Lucy Knisley to celebrate the release of  FRENCH MILK. She will present and discuss some of her comic work and also sign copies of her book.

With the sights and smells of Paris floating off the pages, FRENCH MILK is a witty graphic travelogue that documents six weeks that the 23 year old author and her mother spent living together in Paris. Through drawings, photographs and musings, Lucy takes readers on a journey that begins in Chicago and continues through Parisian sites both on and off the beaten path – from flea markets and comic shops to cemeteries, museums and cafes. A passionate foodie, Lucy’s story is infused with savory illustrations and descriptions of the authentic Parisian food she quickly grew to love… croissants, cornichons, chocolate mousse, and of course, that fabulous French Milk!

Lucy is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently attends the prestigious graduate program at The Center for Cartoon Studies and is the winner of The Center’s Diamond in the Rough Scholarship.