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).
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!
We don’t have all the funding secured yet, but there’s a Kickstarter, so let’s assume that everything will be fine and open this call for submissions anyway!
The theme for this year is WORK, and we would like you to give us your stories interpreting that theme.
WHAT we want:
Pages: 1-5, black/white
Format: 140x182mm (a little bit smaller than A5) +5mm bleed on all sides
Files: High-resolution .TIFF, preferably
If you are unsure what we mean by “high-resolution”, please ask. Not sure what we mean by “bleed”? Read this! Lots of artists don’t know, and it’s better to ask than to send us files that we can’t use.Introduction to the theme.
WHEN we want it:
Deadline: May 15
Send questions and submissions to: submissions [at] altcomfestival [dot] se
2004 November. Komiks.dk, Copenhagen.
»Once more we present some of the art from C’est Bon Anthology, as a continuation of our first AltCom Exhibition. See comics as they have never been seen before. Again!« Exhibited: Ville Ranta, Ole Comoll, Knut Larsson, Tommi Musturi, Anke Feuchtenberger.
2004 May. Loftet, Lilla Torg, Malmö.
»To celebrate the release of C’est Bon Anthology 1, we arrange an exhibition in collaboration with The Swedish Comics Association: C’est Bon AltCom Exhibition will present the european alternative comics scene according to C’est Bon.« Exhibited: Tommi Musturi, Ole Comoll, Camilla Eklund, MadeInHurry, Knut Larsson, Mats Källblad, Danijel Zezelj, Anke Feuchtenberger.
»Panel discussion about the future of alternative comics.«
Participating: Thomas Thorhauge, Johanna Rojola, Paw Mathiasen, Knut Larsson. Moderator: Fredrik Strömberg.Some press: Sydsvenskan Svenska Dagbladet Komiks.dk