Seriefestfest + more crowdfunding stuff…

Follow @cbkcomics on Instagram. During the current crowdfunding campaign, we’ll be posting images from the comics of the upcoming volume, so it’s a good way to see some really nice art!

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If you want to support us but can’t afford it yourself, maybe you know someone who could/would want to? So it would still be a great help if you just share it

Here are some links:
Indiegogo
Youtube promo video
Facebook event

And if you want to help but don’t like the Indiegogo platform, you can also give us money via PayPal instead: info [@] cbkcomics [.] com
or meet us live, for example this weekend at Seriefest (or the official party Seriefestfesten at Hybriden on Saturday).

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Crowdfunding for CBA vol 36

We need your help!

CBA has been around for a long time, publishing lots of great stories that move far outside of the commercial mainstream of comics.

For our upcoming volume, you can be a part of making it possible! We want to make this issue as awesome as humanly possible and that is why we need your funding (and also because we just lost the funding we’ve been relying on for many years).

Go to our campaign page at Indiegogo to help us out!

We’re looking for donations to cover the costs of printing and distribution (and if we get some extra we might even be able to pay the rent) for the upoming CBA vol 36: In the pits of madness, featuring comics by Spyros Verykios, Akab, Elena Guidolin and Serena Schinaia, with a cover by Radovan Popović, edited by Mattias Elftorp.

Check out this promotional video, by Víctor Expolio, with music by Feberdröm and art from the book:

Horror meets madness and the inevitable collapse in this new volume of CBA, beautifully drawn and painted in heavy brush strokes and oil paint and sharp lines and halftones.

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Let’s plunge together into the pits of madness. Let’s watch the dissolution of reality, let’s dance with clear heads and see where it takes us. Let’s travel the river hiding in the desert sands until the wind rises and we reach the final collapse. Let’s look deep into the eye of the tiger. And see afterwards if we dare to dream.

Some of the perks for donations (go to the campaign page for all the details):

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CBA vol 35 – samples

CBA vol 35: BLEED is out!

You can order it here, and if you write publicly about comics and want a review copy, let us know and we’ll send you one.

Here’s on review already, at Serienett.no

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Here are samples of some of the comics (click for bigger):

For the release event, we made a bloody art exhibition together with Tusen Serier & friends. It was amazingly cool, if we may say so ourselves:

You’ll find more detailed photos at the Tusen Serier site.

XMAS2016 SALE!

Until January 1 we have a Christmas SALE in our webshop, where you can now buy all of our books, along with Tusen Serier’s and Wormgod’s, at 30% off the regular prices!

Take this chance to make your life (and your collection) complete! Shop the last Christmas presents in our store! MAYBE they’ll even arrive before Christmas (no, they won’t, but still…)!

Use the coupon code: XMAS2016 at the check-out in the webshop.

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Rest of 2016…

Here’s a list of exhibitions and releases from CBK/Hybriden, festivals and other events we’ll be attending, basically everything we can think of that will happen dureing the rest of this year:

Berlin Zinefest – Oct 29-30
Rakel Stammer will share a table with our friend Tonina Matamalas and bring some of our books.

Oulu comics festival – Nov 4-6
Leon Stekla & Gonzalo Rodriguez will attend, showing the Tusen Serier exhibition DUBBELMORAL v2.0 at Bingo.
Leon will hold a few comics workshops and Gonzalo will do some graffiti. They will also sell books.

Bleed exhibition + release of CBAvol35 – Nov 18-28 @ Hybriden
The exhibition will feature bleeding cool art by the CBK crew with friends (such as Vladica Čulić, Merima Dizdarević and possibly more). If all goes as planned, there will also be a fountain of blood (draw your own conclusions), so don’t miss it!

Örebro comics festival – Nov 26-27
Mattias Elftorp & Kinga Dukaj will be there, representing CBK, Tusen Serier & Wormgod. There will also be the Void exhibition by Susanne Johansson (formerly shown at AltCom 2016).

The Mother exhibition – Dec 1-21 @ Hybriden
Rakel Stammer, Marie Tillman and an assortment of guest artists from Mexico will explore the concept of motherhood together in this Tusen Serier exhibition.Read more here.

Mitt Julmarknad – Dec 10-11 @ Mitt Möllan
Christmas market on our home turf. An opportunity to find not only all of our books but also lots of other stuff from the Hybriden shop (exclusive stuff that only exists in our physical store, not online)!

Tröls julmarknad – Dec 17 @ Lilla Tröls, Malmö
Another opportunity to buy all your Christmas presents from us! With Tusen Serier & Wormgod.

We may also be at Garaget’s bokmässa (Nov 27, but we don’t know yet if we will be there).

And we’re kind of planning a Mellandagsrea at Hybriden, with a Best of Tusen Serier exhibition, but we don’t have any confirmed dates yet.

 

So now you finally have something to look forward to! A little ray of light in the darkness of winter and dystopia.

Örebro comics festival

CBK, together with Tusen Serier and Wormgod, will be at the Örebro comics festival, November 26-27!

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.

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Here you can find all of Susanne Johansson’s publications currently available in our webshop.

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