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Drinks, Drawings, and Bande Dessinée

On Thursday, June 22nd from 7pm – 9pm CAKE and the French Comics Association host a FREE Cross-Cultural Celebration with Drinks, Drawings, and Bande Dessinée

Welcome European Cartoonists to the Windy City: Guy Delisle, Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer, David Etien, Teresa Radice, and Stefano Turconi

With Chicago-land favorites Ivan Brunetti and Keiler Roberts

Live readings of projected comics, emcee’d by Aaron Renier, plus book-signings, (cash) bar, and the chance to chat with incredible international artists. Bring your sketchbook. Mingle with French and European publishing professionals and the CAKE community.

The French Comics Association brings together many of the major publishers of French comics, including Dargaud, Casterman, Delcourt, Dupuis, Futuropolis, Gallimard BD, Glénat, Le Lombard,Rue de Sèvres, and Soleil. As part of its mission to promote Franco-Belgian comics in the United States and worldwide, the association aims to promote comics translated into English, to support the U.S. publishing industry, and to stimulate cultural exchanges on the basis of literature and visual narratives. Learn more at www.frenchcomicsassociation.com or follow FCA @FrenchComics (twitter) / @ComicsFramed (IG) and on Facebook.

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.