The poster is made by one of the early crew members of CBK and one of the artists of the upcoming CBA vol 35: Bleed, Susanne Johansson (currently part of Wormgod and Tusen Serier and one of the founding members of Dotterbolaget), with some layout assistance from Mattias Elftorp.
Susanne’s exhibition Void (formerly shown at AltCom 2016) will also be presented at the Örebro festival, with prints from the book of the same name.
This Sunday, the 25th of September, at 1 pm, one of CBK’s editors, Henrik Rogowski, will present CBK on “Seriescenen” (Showcase A02:40)on Bokmässan in Gothenburg! He will talk about our anthology, editorial staff and vision, but also about comics with more of an artistic approach. See you there!
It’s time to put on your leisure suit and get to work on whatever. Whatever you want. Whatever. Is it working? No! It’s not working at all. Maybe it’s a sci-fi utopia. Or is it a fantasy? It’s all the time in the world. Odd moments are even. Time is money and everyone’s a billionaire. Spare some time? Here: free time for everyone! High quality time! No work and all play.
Alexander Robyn | Steve Nyberg | Jasmina Grudnik | Harukichi | Javier Triviño Murillo | Anna Krztoń | Petra Lilla Marjai | Aurélien Leif | Štěpánka Jislová | Mattias Elftorp
CBK organized the first AltCom back in 2004 as a one-time event, then it was turned into a full-scale comics festival and run by the Swedish Comics Association in 2010, 2012 and 2014. And now it’s back with us and Tusen Serier.
There will be exhibitions, films and a comics fair. During all of the festival, we will also give out the AltCom 2016: WORK anthology for free.
The book features an assortment of international artists, many of whom have been published in CBA over the years. Cover illustration by Kinga Dukaj.
And of course we will have a table and sell our books at the comics market on July 30-31 in Folkets Park.
On another note, CBA vol 35: BLEED has its submissions deadline on August 1, so if you have an amazing comic with lots of blood lying around, don’t hesitate to send it to us (see our submission guidelines for instructions).
We have a special summer offer from now until the end of july!
We really need new members (i.e subscribers). You might say we’re a bit desperate, even. It’s a long story. So now you can become a member (which means that you subscribe to CBA and get 4 issues delivered to your home, wherever you live) for one year at half thenormal* price!
* Disclaimer 1: It’s half the former price. After this special offer expires the normal price will be a bit cheaper than it used to be.
* Disclaimer 2: This offer is only valid for new members. Renewal will cost the same as the future normal price.
But never mind all these confusing details now. Just jump on the special offer train and enjoy the ride! You’re never gonna regret this and you’re gonna get som many great comics sent to your mailbox irregularly all over the year. Yaay!
Opening: May 14, 17-20 @ Biograf Panora (Friisgatan 19, Malmö)
The exhibition will remain until June 8.
Everyone wants to feel connected to something bigger than themselves. When it comes to millennial ennui, however, things get complicated. Living the very American dichotomy of privilege and trouble, more often than not we gravitate towards anti-heroes and villains to break us out of our daily grind. But at what point do the troublemakers of American pop culture start resembling it’s youth more than the heroes? Diary essays paired with familiar faces create a dream landscape mirroring the millennial adolescent psyche.
CBA vol 33:REPEAT OFFENDERS is Julia Scott’s solo debut about growing up weird, growing up other, and taking courage from the seemingly innocuous cartoon villains that populated the childhood of a generation.
Julia Scott is an American working artist based out of the very raucous Baltimore, Maryland. Some of her clients include Warner Bros, Archaia Entertainment, and Lion Forge Comics. She draws the comic The Telepath Generation with writers Josh Tierney and Bobby Myers, and considers herself an animated pop culture connoisseur.
The weekend is coming towards us like some kind of train. We will have a table at SIS16 (May 7-8 at Kulturhuset in Stockholm). As usual, we’ll be with Tusen Serier & Wormgod + Anna Ehrlemark (one of the artists of the brand new CBA vol 32).
You will find us in the same place as last year (F8-F10). We also take part in the programming, with a talk about Hybriden & AltCom on Saturday at 13. See the entire program here
We will of course bring our latest issue and an assortment of back issues that we will sell with some generous special offers (look us up to find out more)!
And speaking of festival, now there’s a Facebook event (and poster) for AltCom!
This weekend (Sat-Sun) we will be at Seriefest at the Malmö City Library. We’ll be sharing a table with Tusen Serier and Wormgod (as usual).
Then, on Saturday evening, starting at 18, we invite you to the official Seriefestfesten (Comicspartyparty) at The Hybrid, our comics store/library/exhibition space at Mitt Möllan (Claesgatan 8, Malmö). Fest!
Seriefest may be over for the day, but the night is still young. Come and hang out with us, see the ongoing comics exhibition and of course you can buy lots and lots of comics in our store if that’s the way you prefer to spend your evening. We won’t mind.
Bring your own booze or have a taste of our exhibition wine. We’ll bring some snacks and sodas.
Naturally, you are also very welcome even if you have had nothing to do with Seriefest during the day, but we recommend a visit at the zine fest as well.
Blue isn’t just a color. Mostly you’d associate it with depression, moodiness, full moons and break-ups. But, have you ever spent a cloudy afternoon on an old jetty by the sea, staring into the depths? Watching the intricate patterns fold and unfold into new and recurring shapes… Remember the feeling of liquid calm spreading through your scattered brain? Hypnotizing and invigorating. Like pouring fresh, wet, blue paint on a white canvas.
Last Friday we opened our new space, The Hybrid, with exhibition, workshop and party (see previous blog post). We had a great time!
The exhibition will be up until the end of this month, possibly longer, and the opening hours are:
So come on in and have a look at the combined release exhibition for CBAvol30 (with guest appearances from Tusen Serier) and samples from upcoming Tusen Serier books, look through our comics library and buy our books in the shop section!