The fifth edition of Zainab Akhtar’s ShortBox is available for purchase worldwide. This is a curated box of short comics by the best indie cartoonists out there including Freddy Casrasco, Jeremy Sorese Areeba Siddique, and the red hot Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. As usual it’s an incredibly well curated list of cartoonists, with am emphasis on the literary […]
Let’s end the week with a little beauty, eh? Like many of the cartoonists spotlighted here, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell is an up and coming MCAD grad who draws in a style infused with classic illustration. She’s repped for art by Out of Step Arts where you can buy several beautiful prints. She has a longer work called Black Sun Rising […]
by Benjamin Rogers — Once again the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo was a huge success. CAKE 2014 featured over 120 exhibitors and drew 2,200 attendees over the course of the weekend, a ten percent increase from last year’s show. Conference organizer Neil Brideau said that CAKE was excited to continue increasing its scope, noting that “this was the first year we’ve had a large international presence.” He highlighted some artists who travelled a long way to attend the show such as Inés Estrada of Mexico, and Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson of the UK.