speculativerelationships:

Tyrell Cannon Interview

Today we have our last artist interview, featuring Speculative Relationships co-editor & contributor Tyrell Cannon.   He gives insight into the tools he uses, Rob Liefeld, and why comics are not film.

Meet Tyrell & Isabella at CAKE this weekend!

CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) is an amazing independent comics convention here in beautiful Chicago.  It features some of the most interesting comics artists working today, including our very own Isabella Rotman & Tyrell Cannon!  If you’re in Chicago this weekend, you NEED to come to this show.  Isabella & Tyrell will have previews of Speculative Relationships for you to see.  Did I mention that it’s FREE?!

It runs Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 6pm at The Center on Halsted. More info here:

CAKE website

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conundrumpresscanada:

Conundrum will be at cakechicago this weekend!!! Come and say hello to authors dakotamcfadzean & Meags Fitzgerald. Table 52B. 

conundrumpresscanada:

Conundrum will be at cakechicago this weekend!!! Come and say hello to authors dakotamcfadzean & Meags Fitzgerald. Table 52B. 

cakechicago:

Mini-Comics Incentive “Punch Card”

CAKE loves mini-comics so much we want to punch them! Mini’s are where so many of us begin and continue to work, and in many ways, the mini-comic is the backbone of a successful comic expo. In an effort to encourage people to buy and explore mini-comics at our show, CAKE is instituting a new program, our mini-comics incentive “punch card.”

When you arrive at CAKE, be sure to pick up one of our punch cards. When you buy a mini-comic from one of our exhibitors, you can ask them to add a sticker to your card (based on the value of the mini you just bought). Once you collected enough stickers, you can redeem it at the front info table for one of our historic posters by Laura Park, Jo Dery or Carrie Vinarsky

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DEBUTS & MINI-COMICS IN LOW QUANTITY!

Exhibitors will be displaying small signs to let you know their comic is debuting at CAKE, or that the mini-comic they have on their table is a rare one! Here’s the list of debuts CAKE knows about (who knows what bleary-eyed exhibitor will point to their comic and mumble “I finished copying this mini at five this morning”):

Acid Ankh by Dawn Aquarius Table 9A
The Amateurs by Conor Stechschulte Tables 6 & 7
The Anthropologist by Whit Taylor Table 65
Blacktop Mourning by Peter & Maria Hoey Table 40A
Blimpakind: Drinking Buddies By Talya Modlin, Table 92A
Blimapkind: The Isles of Amos By Talya Modlin, Table 92A
Blow Out by Corinne Halbert Table 96A
Borderland by Rumi Hara Table 77B
Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge Tables 6 & 7
Buffalo: High Hopes and Dead Elm Trees by Caitlin Cass Table 61A
Carbon Book 1 by Justin Madson Table 39B
Chicago: From the Swamp to the Slaughter House by Caitlin Cass Table: 61A
The Complete Peanuts Vol. 1 1991-1992 softcover by Charles M. Schulz Tables 6 & 7
Crass Sophisticate vol 1 by Josh Reinwald & Justin Rosenberg Table 76B
CS by Inés Estrada Table 71
Cult Classic by Hector Serna and Clayton Bond Jr. Table 80B
DAYGLOAYHOLE The Beast In Me by Ben Passmore Table 18A
Detectives Collection No. 1 by Simon Reinhardt Table 85
Detrimental Information by John & Luke Holden Table 11
Don’t Cry Wolfman Chicago by Nate Beaty Table 38A
Flower Daze by Sarah Leitten Table 3A
Forming Volume 2 by Jesse Moynihan Table 59
Fruit by Mita Mahato Table 60A
Gatherer by Isabella Rotman Table 93B
The Granville Syndrome by Dawson Walker Table 16A
Grave by K. Wroten Table 91B
Houses by Amy Peltz Table 62A
Islands 06 by KJ Martinet Table 1
Jerry’s Journal, Volume Three by Neil Fitzpatrick Table 39A
Juvenitive #1 by Jason Murphy Table 56A
Juvenitive #2 by Jason Murphy Table 56A
Limp Wrist by Scout Wolfcave & Penina Gal Table 51A
Lost Films by Simon Reinhardt Table 85
Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez Tables 6 & 7
Midwestrn Cuban Comics #8 by Odin Cabal Table 44A
Mortville compilation: My life by the MORTVILLE crew Table 80B
Mr. Cheeks by Alyssa Herlocher Table 81A
Near Water by Jack Gross Table 15B
Occupation by Andrice Arp Table 66A
Palm Ash by Julia Gfrörer Table 68A
Poop Boobs Poo by Sam Sharpe Table 41
Powdered Milk vol 13 by Keiler Roberts Table 37B
Powder Shiver by Isabel Reidy Table 12B
Release by Amy Peltz Table 62A
Rorshach #3: Medusa by Sara B. Heymann Table 80B
Rudy by Mark Connery Table 11
The Ruins by Amara Leipzig Table 93A
Saint’s Love by Krystal DiFronzo Table 56B
Sally by Scott Travis Table 30B
See Thru Cement by Math-you Land-vote Table 76A
Shopping by Amy Peltz Table 62A
Sister BFFs by Philippa Rice Table 43B
Speed Guru of Acid Mother’s Temple Vs. Plastic Crimewave by Plastic Crimewave and Makoto Kawabata Table 9A
The Star-Spangled Angel Part One by Scott Roberts Table 37A
Stun Nuts #10 by C. Cilla Table 55B
Traducciones by Inés Estrada Table 71
Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn Tables 6 & 7
Unlovable by Esther Pearl Watson Tables 6 & 7
La viejita y el viejito by Lauri Piña Table 33B
Well Come by Erik Nebel Table 41
Worse Things Happen at Sea by Kellie Strom Table 59
You Were Swell #2 by Sophie McMahan Table 82A

hatebabycomix:

Back cover for my new comic “Blow Out” and yes it was inspired by “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” lol, debuting at CAKE next weekend cakechicago

hatebabycomix:

Back cover for my new comic “Blow Out” and yes it was inspired by “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” lol, debuting at CAKE next weekend cakechicago

carolinenooo:

hello i’m back from new orleans and can make a proper post about CAKE!!!
i will be there with: 
a rework of my first megu comic
a new katamari 6p mini comic
3 or 4 other megu mini comics
a bunch of stickers!!
some tarot cards i’ve been making?
a new longer comic i’m working on based on this that i am titling oleander and i’m keeping the rest a secret about that!!!!!
a lot of sweat probably
please come say hi if you’re able!! here are logistics:
May 31 & June 1, 201411am - 6pmCenter on Halsted3656 N HalstedFREE!

carolinenooo:

hello i’m back from new orleans and can make a proper post about CAKE!!!

i will be there with:

  • a rework of my first megu comic
  • a new katamari 6p mini comic
  • 3 or 4 other megu mini comics
  • a bunch of stickers!!
  • some tarot cards i’ve been making?
  • a new longer comic i’m working on based on this that i am titling oleander and i’m keeping the rest a secret about that!!!!!
  • a lot of sweat probably

please come say hi if you’re able!! here are logistics:

May 31 & June 1, 2014
11am - 6pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
FREE!

vibrational:

*100*YEARS*OF*THE*ETERNAL*RA* This is a private commission that I made a few years ago. It’s one of the largest drawings I’ve ever made, three foot square!If you have any interest in magic, mysticism, alchemy, egyptology or esoteric ideas, you MUST listen to as much as what RA said while on this earth as you can. The man was a conscientious objector from WW2 based on the fact he was from Saturn!! His words are that of the ultimate trickster, always contradictory, holding knowledge wrapped in a riddle. The wisest of men, playing the fool *SUN*RA*FOREVER*

vibrational:

*100*YEARS*OF*THE*ETERNAL*RA* This is a private commission that I made a few years ago. It’s one of the largest drawings I’ve ever made, three foot square!

If you have any interest in magic, mysticism, alchemy, egyptology or esoteric ideas, you MUST listen to as much as what RA said while on this earth as you can. The man was a conscientious objector from WW2 based on the fact he was from Saturn!! His words are that of the ultimate trickster, always contradictory, holding knowledge wrapped in a riddle. The wisest of men, playing the fool *SUN*RA*FOREVER*

(via mothersnewsofficial)

waterbears:

cakechicago:

CAKE DEBUT: Powder Shiver by Isabel Reidy

Explosive hair twins Los Cutie Boys step on the scene, Powder Shiver is no longer alone.

Isabel Reidy is an artist and musician who dropped out of college and lives in her parents house in upstate new york.

Visit Isabel’s website, and pick up Powder Shiver at Table 12B May 31st & June 1st!

I am going to spend all my rent at CAKE

Comics as real estate! I like it!

(via liverwart)

Penina Gal wrote something real nice about us- Thanks Penina!

starshipcatship:

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Hello Tumblfriends! CAKE is coming up in a week and a half (holy shit), and I want to tell you five reasons why I think you should go if you’re able to be in Chicago that weekend!

1. So many awesome comics. Check out this exhibitor list. If you’re familiar with these folks, I know you’re…