Best of CBK (13 april)

Retrospective exhibition of 15 years with CBK
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: April 13, 17-22
Lasts until: August 16
C’est Bon Kultur (CBK) became an official association in 2003, with the formal purpose of creating and promoting comics that are visually interesting and that approach comics storytelling in experimental ways. It is now 15 years later and with approximately 60 publications and about as many exhibitions behind us, we have a big selection of comics and artworks in storage that we’d like to share with the world.

Nostalgia for some, news to others, we promise an interesting art experience. Big names in experimental and art comics will share the space with local talents and several generations of the CBA editorial crew. Over the years, we’ve strived to add something special in the translation from the comics page to the exhibition wall space. From acetone prints to apocalyptic scrap metal installations with DIY polaroids, blown-up postcards and blood-splattered plastic covers. One motto that runs through it all is: COMICS AS ART, ART AS COMICS.

The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Fanzineverkstaden, with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.


2003 bildades kulturföreningen C’est Bon Kultur (CBK) med syftet att skapa och sprida serier som är visuellt intressanta och som experimenterar med berättandet i serieformen. Nu är det 15 år senare och med ca 60 publikationer och ungefär lika många utställningar bakom oss har vi samlat på oss ett stort lager av serier och konstverk som vi vill dela med oss av.

En nostalgitripp för gamla fans och en intressant upplevelse för dem som upptäckt oss på senare år. Stora namn inom konst- och experimentserier blandas med lokala förmågor och flera generationer av redaktionen för den internationella serieantologin CBA. Vi har genom åren gått in för att skapa något nytt och originellt i översättningen från tidning till utställningsvägg. Från acetontryck till skrotinstallation med gör-det-självpolaroider, förstorade vykort och blodstänkta plastskynken. Ett motto som genomsyrat verksamheten är: SERIER SOM KONST, KONST SOM SERIER.

Utställningen presenteras i samarbete med Fanzineverkstaden, med stöd från Malmö Kulturnämnd.

FRAGMENTS exhibition/release

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition FRAGMENTS, which is also the release of the brand new CBA vol 38|39!

Feb 9, 17-22
@ HYBRIDEN (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5)

The past can be found in the form of small parts inside your body. Some parts are impossible to get rid of. Maybe they’re important, maybe they’re not. But they do exist for a reason. What is your reason?
Even though your past time is out of reach, there is always the possibility of deciding how it will look in front of other people. What would your fragments look like if you showed them in public?

The exhibition will showcase fragments of the comics from the new issue, and there is also an interactive element. Join us by drawing your own memories on the wall during the exhibition opening.

We have crayons!

Christina Cromnow, the main editor of vol 38|39, says about the theme:
“I’m remembering my own life in fragments. There are only pieces left of my past time. But what interests me is just that, WHICH pieces are the ones remaining? And why? And what story does all of this tell? The simple story should be that whatever’s left are the moments that made an impression. It doesn’t matter if it’s nonsense or vitality. It’s there because it influenced me somehow.”

Artists featured in the exhibition: Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Victor Expolio, Mattias Elftorp, Martin López Lam, Anna Krztoń, Diego Shim, Stefan Petrini, Hanna Lundin Tistelö, Insulina Kid, Rakel Stammer, Henrik Rogowski, Gonzalo de las Heras, Johanna Rojola, Kinga Dukaj

As usual, there will be some snacks, wine and non-alcoholic alternatives.

The exhibition lasts until April 11 and is organised with support from Malmö Kulturstöd.

Coming soon: CBA vol 38|39

It’s a bit late, but it’s now being printed; the last volume of 2017!

Like the one before, this is also a double issue, and this one is extra thick, with extra comics and an extra color on the cover (GOLD!).

CBA vol 38|39: Fragments features comics by:
Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis [UK]
Victor Expolio [ES]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Martin López Lam [ES]
Anna Krztoń [PL]
Diego Shim [ES]
Stefan Petrini [SE]
Hanna Lundin Tistelö [SE]
Insulina Kid [ES]
Rakel Stammer [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]
Gonzalo de las Heras [SE]
Texts by:
Claudiu Revnic [RO]
Saskia Gullstrand [SE]
Johanna Rojola [FI]
Illustrations by:
Gonzalo de las Heras [SE]
Kinga Dukaj [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Johanna Rojola [FI]
Cover artist & main editor:
Christina Cromnow [SE]

The past can be found in the form of small parts inside your body. Some parts are impossible to get rid of. Maybe they’re important, maybe they’re not. But they do exist for a reason. What is your reason?

Even though your past time is out of reach, there is always the possibility of deciding how it will look in front of other people. What would your fragments look like if you showed them in public?

The release event/exhibition is planned for February 9 @ Hybriden.
Look for more info soon!

Crowdfunding for CBAvol38|39

We are currently looking for donations to cover the costs of printing and distribution of our upcoming anthology, CBA vol 38|39: FRAGMENTS.

In this double issue, various artists present their own fractal visions under the common concept of FRAGMENTS.
Also, for the first time in years, we include texts in this volume. But we need your help to make all this possible!


CBA vol 38|39 features comics by Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Martin López Lam, Stefan Petrini, Rakel Stammer, Diego Shim, Henrik Rogowski, Victor Expolio, Insulina Kid, Mattias Elftorp and Gonzalo de las Heras, and texts by Mattias Elftorp and Saskia Gullstrand with Johanna Rojola and possibly some additional material in this more-than-a-hundred colorful pages issue. Both the cover and the issue is compiled by Christina Cromnow of the CBK editorial crew, who is currently working on her debut graphic novel.

All the comics in the volume are already finished. We only need to put the whole volume together and do some final editing before sending it to print.

You can support this project via our campaign at Indiegogo where you can also see some sample comic pages from the book.
Please note that the campaign ends on December 16!

Release event: Creation of the Necronomicon

Saturday, September 16, will be the release party for Creation of the Necronomicon by Henrik Möller & Lars Krantz.
It will be at Plan B (Norra Grängesbergsgatan 19, Malmö), between 19-03.

IMPORTANT: Plan B is a membership club and you need to become a member in order to get in.
Visit to find all the information you need and the sign-up forms.

Plan “Best” members: 50kr
Plan “Basic” members: 70kr (50kr presale + 20kr at the door)

We are selling tickets for two screenings. If sold out, we will do a third one and move the Dipper show after the the third and last screening. Once you bought a ticket, you will be able to attend the whole event and see all screenings and enjoy all the bands playing live BUT the seatings will be limited to the people with tickets for each screening.

Doors: 7PM
08:00PM : 1st screening
08:45PM : Live: Skenet Bedrar (Mö)
09:30PM : 2nd screening
10:15PM : Live: “Secret fucking amazing punk band” (Mö) + Dipper (Mö)
Karaoke + DJs till 3AM

Check for updates at the Facebook event.

Another collaboration between filmmaker Henrik Möller and comics artist Lars Krantz. The self-contained sequel to their Creation of a god, this is an elaboration on the mythology created by HP Lovecraft concerning the mad poet Abdul Alhazred and the creation of the accursed Necronomicon.

Why we’re not at the Book Fair this year…

You may or may not have noticed that we won’t be at the Gothenburg book fair* this year.

CBK, TUSEN SERIER and WORMGOD decided collectively not to participate at the book fair after learning that Fria Tider** are once again welcomed by the organisers.
Some months have passed since this news came, and several voices have been raised against the book fair, but it doesn’t look like they have listened to the criticism.

We know what Fria Tider stand for. They have connections to national socialist organisations (the kind that actually calls/recently called themselves nazis) and they want to remove people like us.
Among us are immigrants, homosexuals, anarchists etc, and we have an international perspective in most of what we do. We do not accept the idea that Swedish culture would be superior to others or even big enough to be able to stand on its own. So when the Book fair open their doors to Fria Tider, we take it as a sign that we are not welcome.

Shutting someone out who wants to silence others would not be a crime against the freedom of speech, as some people claim. Rather, it’s self defense. The Book fair should be about culture and communication. So it wouldn’t be wrong to make it a free from those who want to reduce the cultural sphere to only include what they see as “Swedish” culture.

We hope that the Book fair in the future will take their part of the responsibility for preventing the fascist and nazi regimes of old to happen again. In the name of free speech.

*The annual book fair in Gothenburg is the biggest one and one of the biggest cultural events in Sweden.

**A web-based “news” site with strong ties to the Swedish nazi movement.

Text deadline approaching

Reposting this as a reminder that the deadline is almost upon us:

Call for submissions: TEXTS FOR CBA vol 38|39!

From vol 38|39 (December 2017) of CBA, we are going to add a selection of text pieces to the international art comics anthology, and we want YOU to contribute material.

You heard right. From being a full-blooded comics anthology, we are turning CBA into more of a magazine and we need your help!

What we want: We’re basically looking for text pieces that match the comics by relating to the theme (interpreted freely), or to the international experimental comics scene, or just avant-garde stuff in general that you think might fit into what we’re doing in CBA. It can be an article, interview, statement about comics or just some artistic, experimental, poetic text about pretty much anything!

Length: between 1500 – 8000 characters
Language: English
Deadline: August 15

Main editor for this volume: Christina Cromnow
Description: The past can be found in the form of small parts inside your body. Some parts are impossible to get rid of. Maybe they’re important, maybe they’re not. But they do exist for a reason. What is your reason?
Even though your past time is out of reach, there is always the possibility of deciding how it will look in front of other people. What would your fragments look like if you showed them in public?

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue (this is the same deal as for the comics we publish and we also don’t get paid for the editorial work. We wish it was different, but it’s the situation). Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands and we do accept material that has already been published elsewhere. That’s all we can offer at this date. We hope that you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. You would be in the company of some great comic creators.

(And don’t worry, CBA is still going to be mostly comics, we haven’t gone completely crazy…)

Facebook event

Invocations and Incantations

Guest/group exhibition at Hybriden: Invocations and Incantations
with Markus Samnell, Joel Danielsson, and Louise Öhman.
Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening event: Fri July 28, 17-22.
Also open: Sat July 29, 14-18

Digital collage + performance

Markus Samnell, also active in industrial acts such as Feberdröm and Khmer Noir, shows parts of ongoing work called Demonology, dealing with demonic metaphors and hallucinatory states as steps towards understanding (or misunderstanding) our existence. The work is built around fragments – video, image, text, sound. During the evening he will also do a musical performance with his solo project Stygian Springs, a mix of industrial and apocalyptic restaurant music.



Joel Danielsson & Louise Öhman is a duo who recently graduated in free art at the University of Bergen (Norway). They work with themes surrounding the phenomena of image, strata and spectrality.

1979, i trädgården till Schloss Bellevue, grävs 32 statyer upp ur marken. Kroppar gjorda av marmor, som uppfördes i början på 1900-talet, beställda av den tyska kejsaren Wilhelm II (1859-1941). Statyerna grävdes ner i Tyskland under efterkrigstiden, i ett försök att räddas undan från det projekt som kallas ’zero hour’, eller timme noll – en reduktion av imperialistiska symboler och en exorcism från den tyska nationella kroppen och dess förflutnas fantomer. Sedan återuppståndelsen av dessa skulpturer, som än en gång flyttade in mot historiens ljus, har de varit situerade i ett musealt limbo. Än en gång ställs vi inför frågan om dess vara och potentialitet i rörelsen över linjen.


The exhibition is organised with support from Institutionen för Kunst vid Universitete in Bergen, Norway.
Parts of the exhibition are digital prints made at Tidskriftsverkstaden, Malmö.