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Chicago: CAKE

Chicago has always been a hotspot for indie comics so you know that the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) is going to be good! It debuts this weekend at Columbia College and there are comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, and more. Meet lots of comics luminaries in-person including LO artists Jo Dery, Lilli Carré, Jeremy Tinder, and John Porcellino. The event is free so no reason not to go! CAKE June 16 & 17, 2012, 11am-6pm Columbia College's Ludington Building 1104 S Wabash, 8th floor, Chicago free and open to the public CAKE poster by Laura Park

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Simons Evans at Mudam Luxembourg

Simon Evans, husband and collaborator of our old friend Lart C. Berliner, is having a solo show this summer at Mudam Luxembourg called, "How To Be Alone When You Live With Someone". Simon and Lart will be there for the opening and the show looks fantastic so if you're in the area, you should stop by and check it out! From the museum's website: "The graphic compositions by the British artist Simon Evans combine drawings with fragments of words and relate to diaries, automatic writing, collage, lists, inventories, encyclopedias, diagrams, cartography, cosmology... The exhibition at Mudam will involve the production of new pieces." Mudam Luxembourg Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean 3, Park Dräi Eechelen L-1499 Luxembourg t +352 45 37 85 1 Simon Evans: How To Be Alone When You Live With Someone June 2...

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Nate Denver podcast

George here (Yvonne's brother). I have been doing a music podcast for a while but this is the first full-on interview I've done. Nate Denver has illustrated and written books for La Mano and we go way back in the San Francisco music scene as well. He just completed a kickstarter project for his next illustrated book/cd "Haunted Armor", so I thought it was as good a time as any to catch up with him! [caption id="attachment_3745" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="a page from "Wait, You're Not A Centaur" by Nate Denver"][/caption]

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Jo Dery at 2012 deCordova Biennial

Jo Dery is part of the 2012 deCordova Biennial that opened on January 21st at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. She has an installation on the fourth floor in the DeNormandie Library which includes a HD video projection, as well as three circular books and a set of wooden dice. You can read more about the making of the installation on her blog. Jo working on wooden dice (photo by Alex Dunbar)

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Short Run Small Press Fest

We are excited to be participating in the inaugural Short Run small press fest this Saturday in Seattle! LO artist and good pal Martine Workman helped launch this event with her co-coordinators and it looks like it's going to be a ton of fun with lots of artists and publishers from the Northwest! Saturday, November 12th, 10:30am-4:30pm The Vera Project at the Seattle Center (corner of Warren & Republican Ave N) free to the public There's also an after party & art show at the Fantagraphics Bookstore (1201 S Vale Street) from 6-9pm.

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