What an awesome show! It was great to catch up with some people we haven’t seen in a while and meet more comics creators. Got to table next to Jared from Retrofit / Big Planet. Simon Hanselmann told me he was going to read our comics while taking a shit. Cool! And the trades! One of the best things about going to comics shows as a creator. CAKE never disappoints.
We’re very excited to announce that we have been accepted to exhibit at SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) in Columbus, OH! The show is March 25 & 26 and is the longest running alt comics expo in the Midwest. So if you’re in the area, come see us at our table. Admission is FREE!
For more info on the show visit www.backporchcomics.com/space.htm and follow the show @SPACE_CON on Twitter.
See ya out there.
This month Lumpen Magazine published its latest issue commemorating 25 years in publication. What started as a zine by a group of college students at the University of Illinois in 1990 has grown into a center for underground art, culture, and activism in Chicago. Lumpen has even taken over the 105.5 FM airwaves with the recently-launched Lumpen Radio.
Lumpen is more than a magazine or a radio station. It’s a collective of people that contribute to the community in many ways. Lumpens are bartenders and chefs. Lumpens are musicians and DJs. Lumpens are writers and publishers. Lumpens are gamers and comedians. Lumpens are visual and performance artists. Lumpens are teachers and organizers. Lumpens are thinkers and people of action.
It’s this idea that we wanted to highlight for our comic featured in this most recent issue of Lumpen Magazine. ‘What Does A Lumpen Make?’ is a colorful shout-out to all the different kinds of Lumpens that bring their skills, ideas, and energies to the table.
You can grab a copy of Lumpen Magazine #128 at over 300 locations around Chicago for FREE, or order from www.lumpenmagazine.org.
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Tim and Mulele from the podcasts Deconstructing Comics and Critiquing comics has had a go with Esoteric Dialogue #1. It’s an interesting discussion between two tastes – one that likes to consider the possibility of the truth behind conspiracy theories and one that wants nothing to do them. How will our book hold up to the critical eye of these seasoned reviewers? Listen here to find out! http://deconstructingcomics.com/?p=5579
You can find Tim @stingpin and Mulele @muleleredux
Follow their shows @deconcomics and www.deconstructingcomics.com
We’re very honored that one of our all-time favorite comics podcasts, The Comics Alternative, featured a discussion of Esoteric Dialogue #1 & #2 on their show! Known as “two guys with PhDs talking about comics,” the show focuses on insightful conversations and interviews about comics and creators outside of the superhero genre.
They said ED #1 made them feel “insane.” I take that as a compliment.
Thanks to Derek Royal and Shea Hennum for the candid discussion! You can find them @2GuysWithPhDs or http://comicsalternative.com/
Listen to the show here: http://comicsalternative.com/episode-209-this-and-that/