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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.

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

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


Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed? by Liz Prince, Top Shelf Production 

       Love can be a pretty awesome thing filled with tons of super gooey romantic moments. Most which wears off after the first month and that’s when the real romance happens. Like when your partner makes fun of your dance moves that you think are super cool. It’s also when the two of you start to develop inside jokes that only the two of you find funny. Sometimes we forget how awesome those moments are but lucky for us Liz Prince captured these moments for us in her classic comic Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? (Top Shelf).

Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed? by Liz Prince, Top Shelf Productions

        Will You Still Love Me, is offers up of short vignettes that bring to light the cute, gross, and enduring aspects of relationships. These are those moments that happen when we find someone that allows us to take our guard down and become exposed. Liz Prince has the ability to capture that vulnerability with humor that makes this comic such a great read. It’s pretty hard not to find something to relate to while reading, whether its Liz noticing her boyfriend crying at the end of “Elf” or Liz giving Kevin a “corn on the cob” kiss.

      When I first read this book I let how so many “aww’s” followed laughter that made my sides started to hurt, and I think those sitting around me looked at me weird; that’s why this is the perfect gift to give your partner for Valentine’s Day or any day during the year.  Will You Still Love might make readers who are single want to go out and get a boyfriend or girlfriend.

The last few weeks I’ve been super and haven’t  had a chance to post much. So starting this week I will be posting only twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday’s. Give me your feedback and if it doesn’t work we can go back daily.

Here’s your weekly list of what’s out new this week in the world of comic books.

Amazing Spider-Man Presents Black Cat 3
Amory Wars Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3 4
Astro City Silver Agent 2
Authority 26
Avengers Childrens Crusade 2
Baltimore Plague Ships 2
Batman Confidential 48
Boys 46
Brightest Day 9
Buffy The Vampire Slayer 36
Captain America Forever Allies 2
Choker 4
Conan The Cimmerian 23
Cowboy Ninja Viking 8
Deadpool Pulp 1
Deadpool Wade Wilsons War 4
Do Androids Dream Dust To Dust 4
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep 14
Dracula Company of Monsters 1
Dynamo 5 Sins of the Father 3
Franken Castle 20
Freedom Fighters 1
GI Joe A Real American Hero 158
GI Joe Hearts and Minds 4
Gorilla Man 3
Haunt 9
Hawkeye and Mockingbird 4
Hellboy The Storm 3
Hercules Twilight of A God 4
Heroic Age One Month To Live 1
House of Mystery 29
I Am An Avenger 1
Incorruptible 9
Incredible Hulks 612
Iron Man 2 Agents of Shield 1
Iron Man Legacy 6
Izombie 5
Jack of Fables 47
Jonah Hex 59
JSA All Stars 10
Kevin Smith Green Hornet 7
King City 11
Last Days of American Crime 3
Marvel Universe Vs Punisher 3
Marvelman Familys Finest 3
Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard 3
Muppet Show 9
Muppet Snow White 4
New Mutants Forever 2
Origins of Marvel Comics X-Men 1
Our Army At War 1
Radical Premiere Mata Hari
Rebels 20
Red hood Lost Days 4
Scarlet 2
Science Dog Special 1
Scourge 1
Secret Six 25
Shadowland 2 2nd Printing
Shadowland 3
Shadowland Elektra 1
Sky Doll Lacrima Christi 2
Spike The Devil You Know 3
Star Wars Blood Ties Tale Jango and Boba Fett 1
Star Wars Old Republic 3
Strange Science Fantasy 3
Stumptown 4
Superman The Last Family of Krypton 2
Sweet Tooth 13
Tank Girl Hairy Heroes
Taskmaster 1
Terry Moores Echo 24
Thor For Asgard 1
Tick New Series 5
Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom 4
Torchwood 2
True Blood 1 2nd Printing
Wolverine 1
Wolverine Road To Hell 1
X-Men Curse of Mutants Smoke and Blood 1
Young Allies 4
Yours Truly Jack the Ripper 3

This Saturday comic book lovers are being asked to head out in public, and read their comics. Saturday has been dubbed International Read Comics in Public day. It’s pretty simple this Saturday step out of your house and read a comic in a public space. This is a perfect day to show people that comic nerds do go out in public.

I myself will be reading at my favorite park and cafe. Leave a comment and let us know where you will be reading Saturday. And feel free to share with us pictures you reading in public.

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