AltCom is coming!

As you may know, we are organizing the AltCom 2016: WORK comics festival together with Tusen Serier on July 28-31 in Malmö.

You can find the program for the festival here.

One of our contributions will be the release/exhibition for the new CBA vol 34: Re: Creation & Idleness. @ Mitt Möllan, July 28-29, 17-23.

You can pre-order the book here.

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Poster design: Mattias Elftorp. Original art: Alexander Robyn

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.

Participating artists:
Alexander Robyn | Steve Nyberg | Jasmina Grudnik | Harukichi | Javier Triviño Murillo | Anna Krztoń | Petra Lilla Marjai | Aurélien Leif | Štěpánka Jislová | Mattias Elftorp

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Poster by 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.

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The book features an assortment of international artists, many of whom have been published in CBA over the years. Cover illustration by Kinga Dukaj.

Read more about it here.

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).

Main editor for this volume: Kinga Dukaj

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Illustration by Kinga Dukaj

 

Special offer: Become a member now for half price!

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 the normal* price!

It only costs 160sek (Sweden) / 24eur (Europe) / 32usd (rest of the world) if you order your membership now!

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* 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!

Repeat Offenders

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CBA vol 33:
REPEAT OFFENDERS
by Julia Scott

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Opening: May 14, 17-20 @ Biograf Panora (Friisgatan 19,  Malmö)
The exhibition will remain until June 8.

REPEAT OFFENDERS
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.

juliascottsmallJulia 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 exhibition is supported by Malmö Kulturstöd.

SIS16!

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).

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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!

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Saturday: Seriefest & Seriefestfest!

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The Hybrid and Seriefest present Seriefestfesten!

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.

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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.

Release: CBA vol 32

Friday, April 29, 18-22 @ The Hybrid (Mitt Möllan, Claesgatan 8, Malmö):
Release party & exhibition for the all-new CBA vol 32: BLUE BEGINNINGS!
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50 kr Add to cart

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.

New beginnings can be blue.

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After the opening, the exhibition will stay up until May 18. Opening hours: Mon/Wed: 16-20, Sat: 12-16

Artists in this issue:

Artists in this issue (+shown in the exhibition):
Hanna Alfredsson
Anna Krztoń
Alexander Robyn
Nicolas Krizan
Mauro Trotta
Anna Ehrlemark
DZAIZKU
Ylva Oknelid
Marie Tillman
Cover by Inés Estrada

Get your 1 year (4 volumes) subscription here.

Opening hours + photos from the opening

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:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 16–20

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!

We got some media coverage for the opening:
Skånska Dagbladet: Serier med utblick
Sydsvenskan/Dygnet Runt: Nytt galleri och butik för serier öppnar i Malmö

And here are some photos:

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Photo by James Svärd.
Photo by James Svärd.
Kinga Dukaj. Foto av James Svärd.
Kinga Dukaj.
Photo by James Svärd.
Amanda Casanellas. Foto av James Svärd.
Amanda Casanellas.
Photo by James Svärd.

And here are a couple of photos from before the opening, while we were still building up everything, for contrast:

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The Hybrid opens

We’re finally ready to open The Hybrid, the new space we’ve been building since the beginning of the year!

The Hybrid is Malmö’s new comics hang-out! A space for exhibitions and workshops, an artists’ studio and comic shop/library, open for anyone (if not necessarily at all times). Here, you will be able to see exhibitions of comics you’ve never heard of, by recognized and unknown comic creators. Join workshops to learn how to draw comics or experiment with new forms of storytelling. In our shop you will find books from CBK, Tusen SerierWormgod and exquisitely selected international comics found at various festivals in different countries. We also have a comics library section where you with zines, anthologies and graphic novels where you can sit and read in our sofas.

WHAT: Opening/exhibition/release/workshop
WHERE: Hybriden @ Mitt Möllan, Claesgatan 8, Malmö
WHEN: Friday, March 11, 16-22

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EXHIBITION
The comics in the international comics anthology CBA have been called “supposedly poetical”. They have also been called “witty, challenging and eye-opening”. Judge for yourself when the all-new editorial crew show their own comics and artworks.
Same goes for Tusen Serier, where the inner circle shows their own works along with samples from the upcoming titles.
Artists: Amanda Casanellas, Christina Cromnow, Henrik Rogowski, Kinga Dukaj, Luddvig Melin, Mattias Elftorp, Oskar Aspman, Stefan Petrini, Steve Nyberg, Susanne Johansson, Shko Askari, Amalia Alvarez, Tanja Komadina, Jorge Varas Varilla, and Yossra El Said.

RELEASE: CBA vol 30: A NEW HOPE cbavol30cover
The members of the new crew have made the comics in CBA vol 30: A NEW HOPE, to signal a kind of new beginning for the series, and because we wanted to find out what we’re actually doing. Anything from angst-ridden animals to a psychosomatic virus to a postapocalyptic Malmö and fragments of lego. You have to see for yourself what all this means in the new issue…

JAM COMIC WORKSHOP
Between 16-19 you can join a jam comic workshop where we collectively create a story on the theme of WHATEVER. No pressure, we’re just drawing togehter because it’s fun! No experience required, just bring a bit of imagination!

COMICS!
And of course, all our books will be available, as well as a few extra titles, in the bookstore section.

We’re going until 22 or when we fall asleep/run out of wine!

www.hybriden.tk
www.tusenserier.com
www.cbkcomics.com

+ You will also find us at the SciFi-mässan (Malmö) this weekend, March 5-6, where CBK & Tusen Serier share a table with Wormgod and the comics course of Malmö Högskola!

+ Also do not miss the ongoing (until Monday, March 7) special offer at our new webshop!

WELCOME!

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Second Christmas!

Join us in celebrating the birth of our web-shop!

Once upon a time, there was a small group of comic artists with a big dream. 15 years later the shop was finally born. We invite you to celebrate this magnificent event, internally known as “Second Christmas.”

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Saunter through our virtual bookshelves, sigh with pleasure upon seeing our works in all their glory and find that not only CBK‘s works are presented. Tusen Serier and Wormgod are our first affiliates that we are proud to represent.

Use coupon code: newcbkshop2016 to get a 20% discount on everything but subscriptions in our new shop.

We love taking orders from you!

Review of Find me in this city

Review by Fredrik Strömberg of CBA vol 31: Find me in this city by Mari Ahokoivu:

I can see traces of inspiration here, undoubtedly Tove Jansson and the tale of the invisible child. Probably Mine, une vie de chat, but also of Joanna Rubin Dranger and her Miss Remarkable and Her Career, and even Hayao Miyazaki. But none of that matters. Ahokoivu makes it all her own, and her art is pure visual poetry.

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A beautiful, poetic little book that I will most surely read again.