Today Saturday is the kickoff for CAKE - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Nearly two years in the planning, this comics festival will feature work by nearly 200 exhibitors from around the country and Canada. There's an excellent lineup of special guests and for the panels as well. More info and schedules at their site.
I love the poster design for CAKE as well. Chicago artist Laura Park drew it featuring city animals, including roaches rowing the barge and a mayoral rat holding up a wild onion, which is where the word "Chicago" comes from.
CAKE - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo
at Columbia College
1104 S Wabash
Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 2012
11am to 6pm