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CAKE is this weekend: Jillian Tamaki and more!

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Hello, Chicago! I thought for a while about CAKE jokes and puns I could use in this post, but decided I’d leave those to the experts– I’m confident that what we’ve got in store for you at this year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will thrill you much more than those could have, anyway. CAKE is this weekend, Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th, 11am-6pm both days, at The Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted), and Jillian Tamaki and Gilbert Hernandez are special guests! John Porcellino and Michael DeForge will be exhibiting! It’s free, and open to all! It’s gonna be the place to be!

Poster by Ivan Brunetti

Hello, Chicago! I thought for a while about CAKE jokes and puns I could use in this post, but decided I’d leave those to the experts– I’m confident that what we’ve got in store for you at this year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will thrill you much more than those could have, anyway. CAKE is this weekend, Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th, 11am-6pm both days, at The Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted), and Jillian Tamaki and Gilbert Hernandez are special guests! John Porcellino and Michael DeForge will be exhibiting! It’s free, and open to all! It’s gonna be the place to be! 

While D+Q won’t have a booth as such, you’ll find the above-mentioned artists at their own tables: 
Jillian Tamaki: Table 65 – catch her signing Saturday 1pm-2:30pm and Sunday 3pm-4:30pm
Gilbert Hernandez: Table 9
Michael DeForge: Table 64B
John Porcellino: Table 86

from Jillian Tamaki’s SuperMutant Magic Academy

and be sure to check out the extra-sweet programming CAKE has lined up. All panels take place at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre, which is on the third floor of The Center. 

Saturday, June 6th11:30 – 12:30pm: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS
Jillian Tamaki, Dash Shaw, and Sam Sharpe talk about how coming-of-age narratives figure in their work. All tell stories about characters who find the past both haunting and inescapable. They will also discuss the various forms sequential art can take in this new Golden Age, from self-published narratives to digital comics and beyond. Comics scholar, writer, and educator Gene Kannenberg, Jr. will lead a lively discussion about form, meaning, and memory in contemporary comics.

Sunday, June 7th11:30 – 12:30pm: A CONVERSATION WITH THE HERNANDEZ BROTHERS
Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez need no introduction, but here’s one anyway: CAKE is honored to have these two comic book legends joining the fabulous Caitlin McGurk, curator at the Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, for a conversation about their lives and their work. Want to learn more about how Los Bros. and their characters—Maggie and Hopey, Luba, and all the rest—have transformed the world of comics over the last thirty years? This is the panel for you. 

Enjoy your CAKE, Chicago! 

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