The second annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) is June 15 and 16 at the Center on Halsted and Koyama Press is looking forward to being there selling comics in the windy city!
Special Guest Michael DeForge will be launching the latest issue of his one-person anthology series Lose #5 (9780987963062 | June 2013 | $8.00 | Trade Paper) at the show. Lose #5 is another tour de force from the fecund and freaky mind of DeForge, which features three self-contained stories: “Living Outdoors” tracks two high school students as they explore a zoo and experiment with hallucinogens. “Muskoka” is the story of a cowboy on the road home to see his family. “Recent Hires” follows a young author’s descent into the criminal underworld in order to win the affections of a girl.
Koyama Press will also be joined by Julie Delporte and Victor Kerlow, who both recently launched titles at TCAF. Delporte’s beautiful and moving Journal (9780987963093 | May 2013 | $20.00 | Trade Paper) has been described by BK Munn at Sequential as “a pleasant diaristic combination of comics, elementary school student workbook and impressionist painting. Super inviting and superbly engaging.” Kerlow’s absurdist album Everything Takes Forever (9780987963086 | May 2013 | $10.00 | Trade Paper) inspired The Comics Journal’s Tucker Stone to exclaim “Everything Takes Forever? Pshaw. More like ‘Victor … Kerlow Forever!’”
The cartoonist collective Wowee Zonk consisting of Chris Kuzma, Patrick Kyle and Ginette Lapalme will also be at CAKE this year and tabling right next to Koyama Press! Be sure to drop by table 66 on June 16 and say hello!