Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-06-09
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

CAKE Expo returning to Center in June
by Lauren E. Childers
2015-04-01

This article shared 4068 times since Wed Apr 1, 2015
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


The fourth annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) is taking place June 6-7, and with more programming and workshops for attendees.

"It really stands out as one of the top independent comic shows in the country," said Chad Sell, Chicago comic artist.

Some of the programming will include "A Conversation with the Hernandez Brothers," "Comic Books and Speculative Fiction," "Comics in Cyberspace" and "The Real Truth," in which cartoonists will explain the nuances of creative nonfiction as well as some of the ethics and challenges that come with writing about real people.

CAKE will also include workshops including, but not limited to: live drawing and inking demonstrations, printing techniques with Anya Davidson, experiment to see if cartoonists in different parts of the country have different styles, and formatting your comics for web and other mediums.

Chad Sell, who has been at each expo from the beginning, will be at CAKE 2015 showcasing his latest autobiographical comic, Vreeland. Sell is entirely self-published and known for his collection that caricaturizes queens from RuPaul's Drag Race.

"I'm really interested in the play of gender and sexuality in my work—there's a strong queer element in my autobiographical work—I try to create questions of queer identity in pretty much all of my work," said Sell.

He sells much of his work online and at mix of mainstream comic shows and alternative ones like CAKE. Sell finds self-publishing, "gratifying but not necessarily profitable… To succeed in self-publishing, you really have to have self-discipline and you have to have a certain amount of entrepreneurial gusto."

"I would guess that the majority of the exhibitors [at CAKE] self-publish their work."

CAKE is a gathering of comic artists, aspiring artists and fans. Sell expressed his excitement to meet other comic artists and fans for an "otherwise very solitary craft."

This year's CAKE event will be held at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with free admission. The exhibitors list can be viewed at www.cakechicago.com/4194/cake-2015-exhibitors-announced/.


This article shared 4068 times since Wed Apr 1, 2015
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

"Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" at Chicago Cultural Center 2021-06-18
--From a press release - "Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" opens Saturday, June 19 at Chicago Cultural Center. The new exhibition celebrates Chicago as the comics capital of the world. Current exhibitions include ...


Gay News

Comics: CAKE postponed to 2022 2021-02-06
- The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) has been postponed to 2022. In an open letter, organizers stated, "While we are encouraged that the State of Illinois has, as of this writing, administered COVID-19 vaccine doses to ...


Gay News

Five Worth Finding: Tom of Finland, help for renters, 'Batwoman' 2020-09-22
- —Rentervention (https://lcbh.org/get-legal-help/rentervention): This webpage begins with a daunting statistic: Each year, more than 20,000 people are evicted from their homes in Chicago. Rentervention—a part of the ...


Gay News

Wizard World postponed until June 24-27, 2021 2020-07-29
- Wizard Entertainment, Inc. announced that its Wizard World Chicago convention, originally scheduled for Aug. 20-23 at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, has been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised dates ...


Gay News

CAKE postponed until June 2021 2020-04-01
- Because of coronavirus-related concerns, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) and CAKE-related activities are being postponed until a proposed date of June 2021. In a statement, organizers said, "Though the quality ...


Gay News

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo CAKE 2020 postponed 2020-03-26
- A statement to the CAKE community from Chicago Alternative Comics Expo: We know that many of you are rightly concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially affect Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) and CAKE-related activities. ...


Gay News

CAKE announces venue change, cites Center controversy 2020-01-23
- After being at Center on Halsted for several years, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) 2020 organizing committee announced the weekend-long alt-comics event will take place June 13-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Broadway Armory, 5917 N. ...


Gay News

CAKE applications due Dec. 14 2019-12-10
- Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) is accepting exhibitor applications for CAKE 2020 until Saturday, Dec. 14. CAKE is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago's rich legacy as ...


Gay News

Pioneering gay cartoonist Cruse dies at 75 2019-12-01
- (WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, Nov. 26)—Howard Cruse—a pioneer in the LGBTQ cartooning movement and the author of Stuck Rubber Baby, a 1995 award-winning graphic novel about the intersection of race and sexuality ...


Gay News

ACE Comic Con has same-sex marriage proposal 2019-10-29
- At ACE Comic Con, which took place Oct. 11-13 in Rosemont, John Chambrone proposed to his boyfriend, Richard Owen—while Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) witnessed the event. "Brie Larson was amazing! He said yes and ...


Gay News

ACE Comic Con Midwest Oct. 11-13 2019-09-10
- ACE Comic Con Midwest will be at the Donald E. Stephen Convention Center in Rosemont on Oct. 11-13. Guests for this year's show include Oscar winner Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Chris Hemsworth ...


Gay News

Comic Con dazzles with stars, cosplay 2019-09-03
- Thousands of pop-culture aficionados (many donning the costumes of their favorite characters) visited Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Convention Center on Aug. 22-25 for Wizard World Comic Con. There were ...


Gay News

UPDATE: Travolta to attend Wizard World Comic Con 2019-08-12
- This year's Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will take place Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 22-25, at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.—and it has just gotten some serious star power. It was announced Aug. ...


Gay News

CAKE Chicago shows diversity in comics 2019-06-18
- CAKE (the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) took place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave., on June 1-2. According to its website, CAKE "is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago's rich legacy ...


Gay News

Alternative comics expo June 1-2 2019-05-30
- CAKE (the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) will take place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave., on June 1-2. According to its website, CAKE "is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago's rich ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.