Emerging & Established Artist Exchange: Zelda Vidal at Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)


  • CAKE 3656 N Halsted St Chicago, IL, 60613 United States

Zelda Vidal will present her watercolor illustrations at a shared table with Gabi Aaron at this year's Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. 

Zelda Vidal is a participant in the 2014/15 Emerging and Established Artist Exchange - a program that offers young artists the experience of working as a professional artist in Chicago through developing their skills of presentation, networking, organization and self-promotion. She was paired with mentor Aaron Renier, a cartoonist, illustrator and author. 

In this mentorship program, college students who are seriously engaged in a specific artistic discipline apply to work one-on-one with an established Chicago artist working in the student’s field of interest. Over the course of several months, the emerging and established artists work together to develop and execute a single project for the student, whether it be an exhibition, concert, reception, screening, or any recognizable outcome that results in professional traction.

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.