Hi, we're CAKE. The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Separately, we are Edie Fake, Grace Tran, Jeff Zwirek, Max Morris, and Neil Brideau. Together we've spent the last 2 years organizing the first alt. comics festival to come to Chicago in over 15 years.
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.
CAKE is free and open to the public, but due to some unexpected expenses, we've fallen a little short of our budget.
In addition to helping us remain solvent this year, any money you contribute will help us remain independent and to grow the show for next year and hopefully for many years to come.
The organizers for CAKE are all volunteers, so any money you give will go directly into the festival and making it the best festival for attendees and exhibitors.
What we need from you
We're looking to raise $3000. Why $3000? That's basically the amount it will take to cover the expenses we didn't expect. (First year shows sheesh!)
It will also provide the nest egg for next years show.
Once again, all organizers for CAKE are volunteers (i.e. we aren't getting paid anything) so whatever you give towards all the things that make a festival great, like...
- Attracting top level talent
- Exhibiting in a convenient and vibrant location
- Advertising, so other cool people like you find out about our event
- And the really fun stuff, like table rentals!
Cool stuff you get if you contribute
Feel free to contribute without a reward, but we have some nifty gifts to bring a piece of the festival home with you.
- Cool Buttons
- Assorted mini-comics
- Amazing Comics Anthologies
- Original Art
Check Out Our Amazing List of Guest and Exhibitors!
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So, you can't afford to give us money, we get it (we're cartoonists, believe me we get it) but there's other ways to help.
Help us spread the word about the show by posting about in all the social media ways. Failing that, use your mouth! Gab has been proven as the most effective way to communicate to another human being, the thoughts and information that are inside your head. It's science!