Friday, June 15, 2012

Happenings at CAKE this weekend

This weekend marks the first annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, or CAKE. I most excited to be moderating a panel between the legendary Karl Wirsum of Hairy Who fame, and local artist/curator Paul Nudd.

I will have some new comics debuting at the fest in the CAKE anthology edited by Andy Burkholder and in Corpus Corpus 4: Pox which is edited by Paul Nudd and available at his booth. Will also have some prints for sale at the Trubble Club booth so stop by!

After the fest on Saturday head up the street to the Cake art show Eat Before We Eat You where a couple of my comic pieces and some poster drawings are on display. Info:

Exhibition & Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday June 6 – 9, Wednesday – Sunday June 13 – 17, 11:30AM – 5:30PM

208 S. Wabash


Friday, June 01, 2012

Upcoming art shows

Holy Moly! Two openings in two weeks!


OhNo!Doom Gallery gathers five local and visiting artists for The Company Of Others, a collaborative show featuring exciting interpretations of the figure study. Styles range from abstract to what could be described as psychedelic pop, but as OhNo!Doom Gallery co-owner Joey Potts says, “No matter how differently they work, they each give a nod to classical visions of art while still being very contemporary.”

The Company Of Others opens at OhNo!Doom Gallery Saturday, June 9th at 6PM. The show runs until Thursday, July 5th. For more information or to schedule press, contact show organizer and gallery co-owner Joey Potts at 773.698.8348. By email:

Keith Herzik:
Uriel Correa:
Cayetano Valenzuela:
Joe Tallarico::
Joey Potts:

Join the preview list:

Gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays 5pm-10pm
Saturdays 12pm-7pm
By Appointment:
Phone: 773.698.8348

The next one is on June 16th and coincides with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo where I'll also be tabling and moderating a lecture with the legendary Karl Wirsum and Paul Nudd.

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo and Morpho Gallery present...

or, The C.A.K.E. Show

Curated by Onsmith & Nudd

Although not strictly a comics show, The CAKE Show (subtitled "Eat Before We Eat You" - the toxic mantra of the legendary bottom-of-the-barrel weirdo schlock-fest Troll 2) will include one-offs and side projects by a multitude of local and national artists that work deep within the fleshy walls of the underground comics world or, at very least, in an underground comics vain. Traditional comics panels will be exhibited alongside a slew of visual out takes, false starts, b-sides and orphans: prints, paintings, drawings, sketches, sculptures, posters, zines, and other ephemera. Formally trained artists that operate inside the fine art and comics worlds will comprise the majority of the show, but work will also be included by several untrained self taught artists. The central themes of E.B.W.E.Y. are productivity, promiscuity, radioactivity, infidelity, and automatous artistic cannibalism. The result will be something of an artistic curiosity shop or odditorium, a peculiar curio cabinet of comics inspired graphic wonders and deformities. This show will coincide with the much anticipated first ever Chicago Alternative Comics Expo at Columbia College Chicago.

Opening Reception: Saturday June 16, 6 - 8 PM
Exhibition & Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday June 6 - 9, Wednesday - Sunday June 13 - 17, 11:30AM - 5:30PM

208 S. Wabash

INFO: 773.878.4255

Participating artists include...

Eric Lebofsky
Chris Kerr
Keith Herzik
Leslie Weibeler
Jeremy Tinder
John Porcellino
Jo Dery
Andy Gabrisiak
Ivan Brunetti
Kevin Budnik
Grant Reynolds
Andy Burkholder
Ryan Standfest
Nick Drnaso
Anya Davidson
David Alvarado
Nate Beaty
Liz Born
Joe Tallarico
Sanya Glisic
Lilli Carre
Laura Park