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Hey Chicago friends, looking for something to do on this dreary day? Well check out the Chicago Alternative Comic Expo (CAKE) happening thing weekend.  Cake is an event created to celebrate independent comics, while building community and dialogue among independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers. The event runs all weekend-long and features comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions.  Some of this year’s special guest include: Chris Ware,  Melissa Mendes, Phoebe Gloeckner, Kim Detich, Michael DeForge Jason Shiga, and Charles Forsman.

designed by Chicago’s own, Jo Dery (http://jodery.com)

designed by Chicago’s own, Jo Dery (http://jodery.com)

The event takes place at Center on Halstead (3656 N Halsted, Chicago IL), and kicks off today from 11 am till 6 pm and continues on tomorrow. Oh Yeah, this event is absolutely FREE!!! So you have no reason not go… Unless you’re one of those crazy people that don’t like free stuff; which is kind of sad in my book.

And like last year I’ll be floating around volunteering at the event so feel free to say hello.

Here’s a listing of some the programming happening this weekend.

Saturday
12pm-1pm Chris Ware in Conversation with Roctober’s Jake Austen

1:30pm-2:30pm Innovative Forms with Jason Shiga, Deb Sokolow, Aaron Renier and Nate Beaty, moderated by Caroline Picard

3pm-4:30pm Eyeworks: Parallel Lines, an hour-long screening of experimental animation with a Q&A with Kim Deitch, Leif Goldberg, and Kevin Eskew

Sunday
12:30pm-1:30pm Mega-Solutions to Micro-Publishing:Oily Comics with Michael DeForge, Chuck Forsman, Anna Haifisch, and Melissa Mendes, monderated by Max Morris

2pm-3pm Kim Deitch in conversation with Caitlin McGurk

3:30pm-4:30pm Intimate Anxiety with Heather Benjamin, Phoebe Gloeckner, and Julia Gfrörer, moderated by Caroline Paquita

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There is a great documentary making its rounds called Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines that traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman.  The film covers the birth of the comic book superheroine to the blockbuster television series, while looking at how popular representation of powerful women often reflects society’s own anxieties about women’s liberation. The film was recently apart of the documentary series Independent Lens and you can still watch the film on PBS website for free. However if you want some post film discussion in the comfort of your own bed or couch , you can head over to ITVS OVEE on April 24 where they will be doing a free screening of Wonder Women! . I highly suggest you watch this film anyway that you can. Even you aren’t a comic book or Wonder Woman film it’s an intriguing film to watch.

Upcoming Screenings

Asterisks denotes that the filmmaker will be in attendance for Q&A after screening

SPARK San Francisco, San Francisco, California, May 16, 6 p.m.**

Temescal Street Cinema, Oakland, California, June 13 8 p.m. at 49th Street @ Telegraph Ave

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, June 14, 5:30 p.m.


    If you haven’t marked June 15 and 16th on calendar then you should. Those are the dates for Chicago Alternative Comics Expo also known as CAKE. Special guest this year include  Phoebe Gloeckner and Melissa Mendes to name a few. The event will take place at Center on Halsted and best of all it’s FREE, so you have no excuse not go. So consider yourself warned!

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designed by Chicago’s own, Jo Dery (http://jodery.com).


Here’s your list of comics out for the week of February 9th, 2011.

Comics

Adventure Comics 523
All New Batman The Brave and the Bold 4
Amazing Spider-Man 654
Amory Wars Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3 8
Batgirl 18
Batman and Robin 20
Birds of Prey 9
Black Panther Man Without Fear 515
BPRD Hell on Earth Gods 2
Buck Rogers Annual 1
Captain America Korvac Saga 3
Carnage 3
Casanova Gula 2
Cinderella Fables Are Forever 1
Dark Tower Gunslinger Little Sisters Eluria 3
DC Comics Presents Green Lantern Fear Itself 1
DC Comics Presents Wonder Woman 1
DC Universe Legacies 9
Deadpool Team-Up 885
Doc Savage 11
Flash 9
Frenemy of the State 4
GI Joe A Real American Hero 163
Green Hornet 13
Green Lantern Emerald Warriors 7
Hack Slash Ongoing 1
Haunt 13
Heroes For Hire 3
Incognito Bad Influences 3
Incredible Hulks 622
Invaders Now 5
John Byrne Next Men 3
Justice League Generation Lost 19
Knight and Squire 5
Lil Depressed Boy 1
New Avengers 9
Northlanders 37
Onslaught Unleashed 1
Osborn 3
Power Man and Iron Fist 1
Punishermax 10
Rebels 25
Red Robin 20
Secret Warriors 24
Sherlock Holmes Year One 1
Spawn 202
Stan Lee Starborn 3
Star Trek Infestation 1
Superman 708
Thunder Agents 4
Thunderstrike 3
Titans 32
Transformers Ongoing 16
Ultimate Avengers Vs New Ultimates 1
Ultimate Comics Captain America 2
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 153
Unwritten 22
Uptight 4
Walking Dead 81
Walking Dead Weekly 6
Warlord of Mars 4
Widow Maker 4
Wolverine 10000
Wolverine 5.1
X-Factor 215


Looking for something to do today from 11 am-4 pm? Well come up to DNA Comics on 20032 HWY 59 N, Humble, Texas, 77338 for their Grand Opening at their new location. The event will feature 50% off comic bin issues, 25% off almost everything, and free food from Chick-fil-a.

You can also get your picture taken with a Storm Trooper from the Star Wars 501st Legion, the Houston area Ghostbusters, and the Dark Knight himself, Batman!


Here’s your list of new releases for the week of January 11:

Amazing Spider-Man 651
Batgirl 17
Batman and Robin 19
Birds of Prey 8
Black Panther Man Without Fear 514
Booster Gold 40
BPRD Hell On Earth Gods 1
Captain America Man Out of Time 3
Casanova Gula 1
Chaos War Dead Avengers 3
Daredevil Reborn 1
Dark Tower Gunslinger Little Sisters Eluria 2
Deadpool 31
Doc Savage 10
Green Lantern Emerald Warriors 6
Hack Slash Me Without You
Heroes For Hire 2
I Am An Avenger 5
Incredible Hulks 620
Infinite Vacation 1
John Byrne Next Men 2
Justice League Generation Lost 17
Knight and Squire 4
Rebels 24
Red Robin 19
Secret Six 29
Spawn 200
Spike 4
Stan Lee Starborn 2
Superman 707
Thor Mighty Avenger 8
Thunder Agents 3
Titans 31
Transformers Prime 2
True Blood Legacy 1
Unwritten 21
Walking Dead Weekly 2
Widow Maker 3
Wonder Girl 1
X-Men Forever 2 15