CBA vol 44: LORE release exhibition

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 44: LORE
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: March 15, 18-22
Lasts until: May 31 (may be subject to change)
Opening hours: Check back here later…

Featuring new works by Kinga Dukaj, Oskar Aspman, Mattias Elftorp, an installation by Mattis Telin, Lisa Örtlund, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Henrik Rogowski, Kinga Dukaj + sample comics from CBA vol 44 by Ivana Filipovich, Kalk Comics, Henrik Rogowski, Mattias Elftorp

We invited a collection of artists to make comics in the theme of LORE.

Folklore – it’s the stories our parents told us as children as well as a glimpse into another world, of fairies, trolls, and magic. But folklore is more than just stories about bad children who get eaten by witches; it’s our shared fears, hopes and dreams and they often share similar themes across the world. Folk tales have been told by an infinite number of people with equally infinite motives; some to warn, others to encourage and some who just try to make sense of the world around them.

In volume 44 of CBA we dig deep into the roots of folklore from different cultures and explore what it has to say about ourselves as human beings regardless of nationality.

To celebrate the new volume, we invite you to a new concept exhibition, reminiscent of classics like BLEED or ACETON (CH3COCH3) (for the older generation who might remember what we did 15 years ago).

Join us in another world at Hybriden! A small piece of the old woods, filtered through the current world and turned into a means for continuing the old storytelling traditions in new formats.

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The exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd. Prints were made at Mediaverkstaden and Fanzineverkstaden.

Release party for CBA vol 43: Corners

On February 8 we invite you to come by our gallery space Hybriden (@ Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5) for the release of the latest issue of our international anthology, CBA vol 43: Corners.

The release will come with an exhibition displaying some of the artwork by the featured artists in the anthology. Participating artists in the exhibition are:

Alice Monvaillier [FR]
Viti Sanchez [ES]
Alva Nylander [SE]
Laura Endy [ES]
Margo [PT]
pablo_diablo_69 [ES]
Diego Shim [ES]
Gonzalo de las Heras [ES]
Insulyna [VE]
Vibi LeFleu [ES]
Rui Moura [PT]
Adrián A. Astorgano [ES]
Bori Tompa [HU]
Claudia Torán [ES]
Pablo Gil [ES]

On top of that, we will have an interactive shopwindow for you to draw and leave your mark. At the same time you can move your ass to the rythms delivered by D. SHIM and DJ FIMP.

There will be wine and snacks and alcohol-free options, you bring the good vibes.

Välkommen!

 

Call for submissions: CBA vol 45 – Qtopia

In everyday life, we witness LGBTQ narratives all the time, in films or TV, in comics, from our friends. All too often, they end badly because some kinds of love still aren’t accepted by mainstream conservative society. These stories are important to tell because they happen in real life and we need to talk about them to stop it from happening anymore. But other narratives are also possible. We want our new anthology to be an island of queer stories without oppression.

As important as fighting for equal/LGBTQ rights today is, we may also find value in celebrating and exploring what could come after the fight. What we are looking for in this volume of CBA is stories that tell different tales. Queer tales about situations involving LGBTQ characters. Utopian queer tales where everything might not be perfect, but at least the horrible things that happen don’t have anything to do with the characters sexual orientation.

We welcome a wide variety of stories: heartbreaks, murders, deep space sci-fi, everyday life, abstract comics, whatever flickers your interest. All we ask is for a queer perspective that doesn’t involve negative aspects tied to the actual queerness.

Let’s create a Qtopia!

CBA vol 45 – Qtopia
This volume has no main editor as the whole CBK crew will be editors.
As usual we are looking for both comics and text articles.

DEADLINE: 15 April 2019

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Color/ Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi CMYK
Length (texts): A good size for a text is ca 7500 characters (including spaces), but it can also be longer or shorter.
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? Read this to make sure you know what we mean.
Within this space, there are no limits.

Delivery: We prefer download links that do NOT require us to login anywhere (wetransfer usually works fine, for example).
Request: Please don’t use Comic Sans. We don’t like it and will ask you to change to another font.
And again; check our guidelines concerning bleed.

Please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this time. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material stays with you.

–TEXT AND COMICS GUIDELINES–
Comics and/or texts should visualize stories from a queer perspective without negative aspects tied to characters sexuality/queerness. Other than that you are free to create what your heart desires.

Send your comics to: submissions [at] cbkcomics [dot] com

Call for submissions: CBA vol 43

CBA vol 43 – Corners
Call for submissions for comics & texts

I’ll see you around the corner. Yeah, cool, but where exactly is that?
Corners are physical and mental places. Whether it’s is in your room or by the street down the block, they can be mysterious and shady spots. Corners have secrets to hide and stories to tell. Streets are packed with them, but so are the insights of the mind and its verging thoughts; so are comics as a panelled narration form.
They host dust and spider webs, they might be grimy and smell like shit, but overall corners are meeting points. Literally the angle made when two ways intersect. But also where two feelings or two people collide.

Deadline: NOVEMBER 1
Main editor: Gonzalo de las Heras

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—

COMICS
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Color/ Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi CMYK
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? READ THIS to make sure you know what we mean.
Within this space, there are no limits.

Delivery: We prefer download links that do NOT require us to login anywhere (wetransfer usually works fine, for example).
Request: Please don’t use Comic Sans. We don’t like it and will ask you to change to another font.
And once more, check our guidelines for bleed.

Also, please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Also include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

TEXTS
A good size for a text is ca 7500 characters (including spaces), but it can also be longer or shorter.

Send your submissions to: submissions@cbkcomics.com

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this date. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.

Deadline is around the corner. See you there!

CBA vol 40|41 out now!

CBA vol 40|41 – Worst Case Scenario is finally here!

What’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And so on…

There’s a psychiatric method in cognitive behavioral therapy called “The Downward Arrow Technique” where you begin by writing down the answers to this repeated question and we thought it’d be the perfect theme for our upcoming CBA vol 40. Especially since this is an election year in Sweden. Especially since war and famine and climate change and personal disasters are on the horizon. So how bad can it get?

ORDER IT HERE
Give it a try, what’s the worst that could happen?

Comics:
Martin Böer [DE], Henrik Rogowski [SE], Oskar Aspman [SE], Katharina Vittenlind [SE], Stef Gaines [SE], Aiden Kvarnström [SE], Nicolas Krizan [SE], António José Lopes [PT], Anna Krztoń [PL], Manuel Rodriguez [DE], Leviathan [SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Madhav Nair [IN], Vladimir Palibrk [SR], Lina Lefevre [FR].

Texts:
Raquel Lozano [SE], Merima Dizdarević [SE], Jonatan Elftorp [SE].

Illustrations:
Kinga Dukaj [SE], Ver Eversum [IT], Mattias Elftorp [SE].

Cover artist & main editor:
Kinga Dukaj [SE]

 

Table reservations are open for AltCom 2018!

For comics collectives, small press publishers and individual creators: It is now finally possible to book tables at AltCom 2018!

The market will take place Sat-Sun, August 25-26 at Panora in Malmö (but don’t miss that the festival begins already on the 23rd).

ALL THE INFO YOU NEED IS AT THE AltCom website.

Please note that having a table at AltCom 2018 is FREE of charge.

Fridhem 2018 exhibition @ Hybriden

We’re taking a small break from the Best of CBK exhibition for a guest appearance:


Fridhem Folkhögskola invites you to come see their final exhibitions at Mitt Möllan for various of their courses (Grafisk Design, Måleri, Serieteckning och Foto). The comics course is at Hybriden.

Opening: May 25 at 17-21
also open:
Saturday, May 26: 09-20
Sunday, May 27: 12-16

Welcome!

The Best of CBK exhibition will return next weekend with part 2 in a slightly different form. Stick around for more info coming soon.

SIS 2018

CBK will be at SIS (Stockholms Internationella Seriefestival), May 5-6 at Kulturhuset, together with Tusen Serier and Wormgod and several of our crew members and artists. You’ll find us at tables H5-H8 (in Hörsalen).

We will receive fanzines for the new Fosfor distro that will soon open at Hybriden.se/fosfor! We’ll take a maximum of 5 copies of each title!
Along with your zines we also need presentation texts about each title (preferably via email). You can also give us zines for Fosfor in other ways. If you are in Malmö, you can bring them to Hybriden (but check beforehand to see that we are there since we’re not open every day) or you can send them via snailmail.
Contact us at fosfor [at] hybriden [dot] se for more info.

We will also have a presentation on stage, Saturday May 5 at 14:

AltCom 2018, Fanzineverkstaden & Fosfor
Mattias Elftorp and Kinga Dukaj will present some of the things organized by Tusen Serier (in collaboration with CBK) in Malmö this year:
In May, Fanzineverkstaden (the Zine Workshop), an open collective workshop for selfpublishing comics creators, will open. In conjunction with this we’ll also re-open the zine distro Fosfor.
In August 23-26 it’s time for the latest edition of the international alternative comics festival AltCom. This year’s theme is HOW TO SURVIVE A DICTATORSHIP.

See you there!

We need YOU for CBK!

Vi behöver dig i CBK!

(Sorry for the Swedish, by the way, it’s because this is more of a local concern. In short, we’re looking for new crew members for CBK…)

Du som brinner för serier och vill se mediet utvecklas. Du som vill vara med och ge ut snygga nyskapande serier som gör intressanta saker med historieberättande i serieform. Du som är intresserad av att tillsammans med en grupp andra serieskapare ge ut en tidning, arrangera utställningar och jobba med annat som har med förlagsarbete att göra. Du som vill ha ett utrymme att också ge ut dina egna serier som del av en antologi, i ett sammanhang där nybörjare delar utrymme med tunga namn inom internationella alternativ- och undergroundserier.

Du får gärna kunna InDesign, Photoshop etc. Du får gärna vara bra på att jobba med marknadsföring, distribution osv.

Du bör ha förmågan och tycka det är kul att se sammanhang och hur saker hänger ihop i processen att göra och ge ut en tidning, arrangera utställningar, driva en lokal som ställer ut och säljer serier, med allt vad det innebär (du behöver inte ha full koll från start, tycker du det är intressant i grunden så kommer du att lära dig).

Det finns i nuläget inga pengar till ersättning, så du bör vara engagerad och intresserad av att vara med av andra anledningar än att tjäna pengar. CBK och CBA har alltid gjorts med ideella krafter när det gäller både serieskapare och redaktion, på gott och ont, och det ser ut att fortsätta så ett tag till.

Är du intresserad?
Kontakta oss så styr vi upp ett möte!